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What’s Next?

This question rolls around in my head every single day. It relates to all aspects of my life - family, company, investments, career. Looking back over the past 4 years, it mostly applied to the candidates that I have helped every day at Lookahead.

While talking to my fellow Lookaheadians about how we help change people’s lives, we are always asking “what’s next?” on their behalves, and trying to optimise for happiness in a new role.

We ask “what’s next?” when talking to hiring managers building out their team, and looking for that special kind of person who has that spark.

We ask “what’s next?” when helping developers realise that they have achieved a lot in their career and a new environment might allow them to level up.

We ask “what’s next?” when talking to CTOs and Heads of Engineering that now can lead a group of developers and help them build the best products in the country.

As many have pointed out, I like to keep busy. Lookahead has been my main focus for nearly 4 years, opening the Melbourne office over three years ago after only seven months on the job was a huge challenge, but one that I embraced. I moved my whole family to Melbourne and we doubled down on building out the southern presence. I’m very proud of all the people that have worked with Lookahead as technical recruiters, our alumni is strong - ranging from junior developers to CTOs.

I’ve been heavily involved with startups for all of my adult life, both by starting several of my own since 1999 and over the past several years more so as an investor and advisor. I’m very proud of the companies that I’ve helped start up, in fact, it’s where a lot of my spare times goes as a mentor.

Asking “what’s next?” about my own career has lead to one of the hardest decisions of my life, moving on from Lookahead Search. This is the best team I’ve ever worked with. All of them are amazing human beings. Their passion for helping and doing what’s right is second to none and they’re living proof of people who live by their values.

I tip my hat to Steve, for starting Lookahead and taking a punt on me, I think that together we’ve made an amazing thing that has the respect of developers and technical leaders around the nation and will continue to do great work into the future.

So, what’s next? That’ll become clear over time, but it’s something that’ll allow me to help more startups, double down on my network and focus on tech.

It’s business as usual for Lookahead Melbourne. Toby, Dan, Steve and the crew aren’t going anywhere.