New York, I Love You (But You're Bringing Me Down)
Over the past few days, it has become increasingly evident that my fiduciary responsibilities as CEO of Threes Brewing are in conflict with my duties as a parent and citizen. As a result, I have chosen to resign from my job.
Leaving the company I’ve dedicated the past decade of my life to is not an easy decision for me, but I need to be able to speak my mind freely without fearing that my place of employment - and most importantly, the team of people who work there - will be held responsible for my personal views. We’ve seen that there are bad faith actors willing to mislead and misrepresent in order to do such harm.
Jared Cohen, formerly COO, will be taking over as CEO of the company. This change is effective immediately. Jared has been an invaluable member of the leadership team at Threes since the day he joined and I know the company will continue to be a special place in the communities it serves under his leadership.
Whether you agree with the views I have shared or not, please know that by continuing to support Threes, you are backing 80 people who have worked their asses off as essential employees through a global pandemic.
I don’t know exactly where all of this is heading, but after watching the institutions that we count on to inform and protect us act in bad faith, I am legitimately worried. I’m also saddened and angry that the progressive, inclusive city I have called home for more than 25 years feels unrecognizable - especially NYC’s embrace of this “checkpoint society” and how taboo it is even to raise questions about this sudden and radical transformation of the way we live and protect one another. At this stage, it’s best for me to spend my time trying to make a greater impact on the world my children are growing up in.
Good luck and good health.