Hey Everyone, In 2012 I finished my first year of university and came to San Francisco for a job in computer security (software pen testing, reverse engineering). Before leaving, I joked with my friends: “See you later fools, I’m going to find a sweet startup gig, quit school, and be Scrooge McDucking in IPO money by the time you graduate”. All of us had a good laugh, I got on the plane to San Francisco...and today I’m writing this from our 12,000 sq. ft office at First & Market in San Francisco surrounded by 80+ Massdrop employees. While Massdrop has yet to IPO, and I have yet to Scrooge McDuck anything (despite many of your suggestions in the TH-X00 and K7XX threads) much of that joke has come true. In three years we’ve gone from zero to tens of millions in annual sales across 13 categories and we’ve been able to grow this quickly because of our willingness to dare greatly when daring is required. “It can’t be that hard” is the longest running catchphrase at Massdrop. Custom Products are our latest innovation. Taking feedback from key community members and leveraging our buying power to create new products based on that feedback. Demand for these Custom Products outstrips that of the closest comparable by an order of magnitude. With the launch of the TH-X00 came validation that our Custom Product development process was repeatable. Since then, I’ve been working to help our team create Custom Products in other categories, while managing our ongoing Custom Audio efforts. Ultimately, splitting my time is ultimately a disservice to the Massdrop community, so in December of 2015 I started searching for a successor. Here’s an incomplete list of some criteria for the position: Fundamental understanding of the Audiophile community Complete understanding of the Audiophile industry Ability to maintain composure, regardless of circumstances Years of experience working with consumer brands Years of experience working with contract manufacturers As you can imagine, finding someone who could check those boxes was incredibly difficult. I’m excited to announce that Christian, or CEE TEE as most of you know him, has joined our team and will be leading the charge for Custom Products in the Audiophile community!