Ottawa – In 1999, David Skoll founded a one-man Linux consulting shop and called it Roaring Penguin Software. In 2002, David left his solo consulting practice behind and decided to concentrate his company’s efforts exclusively on solving the then relatively new problem of spam. Roaring Penguin was re-focused with a vision of a world without spam. Ten years later spam is still here, but Roaring Penguin’s customers wouldn’t know it. Since 1999, Roaring Penguin has achieved consistent revenue growth to become a small, privately held, profitable, software development company based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
“I am truly humbled by this anniversary,” said David Skoll, President and CTO of Roaring Penguin Software. “I set out ten years ago to promote Linux as a solution to the networking and computing needs of businesses and government agencies in Ottawa. Shortly after I started I decided to take on the problem of spam. It has been ten great years of both personal and professional growth. I want to say thank you to the many friends of Roaring Penguin who have helped us on our way with advice and encouragement. I want to say thank you to all the employees, both past and present, who have helped me to achieve my dream. And most of all, I want to thank our customers who have helped us design the best anti-spam solutions in the world.”
“As I look forward to the next decade, I see bigger challenges, I see continued growth and I see continued success as we strive to solve the very real problems of e-mail filtering in the early 21st Century. I see a great company, a good place to work and the strong friendships that have made the first ten years at Roaring Penguin such a pleasure.”
Roaring Penguin continues to evolve and grow, ready to meet the new challenges of the future.