Tuesday, April 05, 2011

I'm Poking the Box

A couple weeks ago I read a book that literally changed my perspective on my life and my career.  Poke the Box by Seth Godin is a book that rattles your cage to it's core.  It makes you think twice about sitting by and letting opportunity pass you for someone else.  It encourages you to start something and more importantly finish it ... It asks you the question, "When was the last time you did something for the first time?"

Poking the box means not fearing the unknown ... and more importantly not fearing failure ... not making the mistake of not starting.  Think about it ... you can't finish what you don't start!

With that said, I have an announcement today.  Beginning May 6, 2011 I will be leaving the University of New Haven for a new and exciting opportunity with Zinch.com as it's new Director of Marketing and Outreach.  At Zinch I will have the opportunity to work with an amazing cast of characters that I know has the knowledge, skills, and drive to truly change the game in college admissions.  At Zinch we will help students connect with colleges, scholarships, internships, and careers like no one before and will truly "Poke the Box" when it comes to the system of higher education enrollment.

I would like to thank my amazing staff at UNH for a great run.  I am confident that we will be able to achieve our enrollment targets for this year, and look forward to continuing to work with you in my new capacity at Zinch to ensure your success and the future success of students who look to connect with the school.

I would like to also thank Zinch for this amazing opportunity.  From day 1 you have been an amazing partner in changing the way we did things at UNH, and are a big part of why I have found the personal success that I have.  I just hope that I can live up to the hype and deliver!


  1. Gil, congratulations! I have to admin how sorry I am to see you leave. It's been a huge, great pleasure working and collaborating with you on the many projects that have crossed our desks. I'm sure you're going to have much success at zinch and they truly have just hired an asset. All the best of luck!!

  2. Rock on, Gil. No regrets when you do things for the right reasons.

  3. Gregg and Ethan,

    Thanks so much for your positive words. This will truly be a great opportunity. I'm looking forward to it!

  4. We are so excited to have you on the team, Gil! The hype is well-deserved and there is no question in my mind or anyone else at Zinch about your ability to deliver. Welcome aboard!

  5. Gil, welcome to Zinch! We are excited to have you as part of our team!