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Liongard Lays Off Employees: ‘The Most Difficult Decision’

‘We must make organizational changes that require us to part ways with a portion of our teammates who have been with us on our journey. This has been the most difficult decision I’ve had to make at Liongard, and I know it will be challenging for our teammates,’ says Joe Alapat, founder and CEO of Liongard.

Liongard has implemented employee layoffs this week due to the difficulty of navigating “the market for technology companies” in recent months, according to Joe Alapat, founder and CEO of Houston-based IT automation company Liongard.

“As we have all seen in the press and social media, the market for technology companies has been difficult to navigate in recent months. We listened and learned from the market and investors and are evolving our plan. While Liongard’s market, product and growth remain strong, we are prioritizing a path to profitability,” Alapat wrote in a LinkedIn post Thursday. “To implement this new plan, we must make organizational changes that require us to part ways with a portion of our teammates who have been with us on our journey. This has been the most difficult decision I’ve had to make at Liongard, and I know it will be challenging for our teammates.”

It is unclear how many employees were laid off. CRN reached out to Liongard for additional comment.

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“To the MSP community, many of our teammates have supported you, and I am asking for your support in helping them continue their own journey—through referrals, advice and connections in your network. I cannot thank them enough for their contributions to Liongard. Each of them would be an asset to any organization,” Alapat wrote in his post. “To our partners, we recognize your success is the key to Liongard’s success. We continue to work hard to deepen our relationship with you and to support your evolving needs, as well as the needs of the customers you serve. The Liongard commitment to our partners remains steadfast.
“Finally, we know these changes will result in a more resilient company. Please know that the vision and mission at Liongard stay the same; our commitment to our Core Values remains the same. I am beyond grateful to each one of you who are with us on this journey.”

The post was filled with comments from executives in other companies saying they were hiring and to reach out for job opportunities.

“I am hiring for a number of roles at Logically,” wrote Michelle Accardi, CEO of Logically. “I have tremendous respect for your approach and if we can be of help in your work towards profitability with partnership please reach out.”

Chris Howard, founder and CEO of Softeq, said it “was a difficult day for many” and that his Houston-based company is hiring in-office and remote employees.

Piyush Patel, chief strategic business development officer at Algoila, wrote, “Algolia would love to give any of the amazing Liongard teammates an opportunity. If Joe Alapat hired you, that tells me something.”

 

 

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