I’ve been mates with Nick Crocker for three years now. We met after discovering we both ran music-related marketing agencies.
In June I started working with Nick on Native Digital. Shortly afterwards I became a partner in the business, running it as a going concern while he was in the U.S with Boxee. Nick was still actively involved in the business, particularly in strategy and business development, but as of March 1, I took over the business as sole director and majority owner.
In our time working together we’ve taken the business to its largest contracts, its largest quarter, and if all goes well, its best financial year to date.
We’ve built a rock solid friendship and a successful business. Nick has transitioned out and I’ve taken up the reins. And it’s all happened while we were on opposite sides of the planet–with communication split between Skype and email.
Is this the future of business? I’m not sure, but it worked for us. YMMV.