[Viola Notes Editor’s Note:] In the following guest post by Tom Pachys, Co-founder & COO of Playbuzz (a Viola Ventures and Viola Growth portfolio company), Tom explains why he has shifted to a new role in the company.

The post – created using Playbuzz’s Story platform – and Tom’s decision to “pivot” his areas of focus, reinforce the notion that the roles of startup founders inevitably evolve as their companies grow, and why it’s crucial for them to be able to adapt accordingly.

And now, on to Tom’s post!