The following is an email sent to the Mariner crew from our co-founder and COO, Joe Guy.
From: Joe Guy
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:38 AM
Subject: Sweet Sixteen
Today is Mariner’s 16th birthday!
I received an email late last night from a friend of the firm (see below and the attached picture). It was a little ironic in that he wasn’t aware that he was thinking about Mariner and sending his email just 13 minutes ahead of our 16th anniversary.
It got me reflecting on just how many people have been a part of Mariner these past sixteen years. In April 1998 our “office” was a table at a coffee shop with a mug sitting on it that read Starbucks instead of Mariner. But in very short order Mariner was much more than just Phil and Joe as we hired 4 people within two months. And that was just the beginning as many, many people have been an important part of building and sustaining Mariner over these years. Over 110 people have worked for Mariner at one point or another making countless contributions in serving all the customers with whom we’ve been privileged to do business. We have had the opportunity to engage many business partners that have helped develop business and provide products and other solutions. And we’ve had many other people in our extended network – our “Friends of the Firm” – that have offered referrals, helped us network and make important business connections and offered us guidance.
It’s the collective of all those people that Phil and I are so very grateful to for their part in helping Mariner arrive at 16 years in business. In marking our anniversary, we are most grateful to all of our current employees. We don’t say enough how proud we are of you all for the amazing hard work, insight and dedication you show each and every day. Thank you for all that you do.
COO & Co-Founder
From: Daniel Jacobs
Sent: Monday, April 14, 2014 11:47 PM
To: Joe Guy
Subject: My midnight snack vessel
So well over a decade later, I thought you’d like to know the long lasting use of the Mariner midnight snack vessel in the Jacobs’ house.
Hope all is going well with you and the Mariner crew.