Climbing a Mountain

Envoyce CEO Letter


The chart below looks back over a fairly short period but shows impressive progress. When I look at the growth we’ve experienced over the last 16 months I’m reminded of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.

On May 29, 1953, Edmund Hillary, from Auckland, New Zealand, and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay, became the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest. They climbed the mountain. Although not the greatest of metaphors (our mountain is still growing), I feel like we’ve climbed a mountain.

But reaching the summit of Mount Everest isn’t why I’m reminded of Hillary and Norgay.

Hillary and Norgay were a team. It didn’t matter to them who reached the summit first. Hillary reported that both men reached the summit at the same time, but in “The Dream Comes True,” Tenzing Norgay said that Hillary had indeed taken the first step atop Mount Everest. As Hillary had put it, “A few more whacks of the ice axe in the firm snow, and we stood on top.”

Our May 17th $809,537,000 pipeline is the largest in the history of the company. Let’s call it our summit, at least for now. Each of you had an important role in making this happen.

To all Envoy associates, thank you for all you do to make Envoy great!