When the competition starts to talk that you're leaving, there is no bigger compliment - I guess. I'm grateful for the compliment. Apparently they thought it would increase their chances of winning a deal.
A few realities:
First, Robert and I are here to stay, even though we are now fully owned by NASDAQ OMX. In fact, we have long-term employment contracts.
Second, the idea that NASDAQ OMX BWise would perform worse without us is of course charming to hear, but also incorrect. It doesn't give enough credit to the expertise and depth of experience of the rest of the BWise team - the people that make things happen every day and who are so dedicated to our clients.
Third, as rumors go, in most cases it says more about the person who spreads them than about the target of the rumors. Spreading rumors is an interesting way to try to gain market position. At BWise, we do that through great solutions, great client service and attention to detail.
We're in this for the long run. We're having too much fun, each and every day, and with each and every win. How many times does one have the possibility to build a truly leading company. This is just the beginning of the journey for BWise, as a dedicated part of NASDAQ OMX.