Why Did Tom Noonan Leave IBM ISS?
Tom Noonan successfully sold his former company Internet Security Systems (ISS) to IBM for $1.3 billion in 2006.
Some 18 months after the acquisition closed, he left the company and this year officially took the helm of energy management startup JouleX.
I recently met up with Noonan to talk with him about JouleX, but I also managed to squeeze in a short conversation about his time at ISS and why he left IBM. While it's not uncommon for founders to leave their companies after being acquired, I'm always curious to dig a little deeper and find out how the acquisition and integration actually happened.
Check out the clip from my interview with Noonan, for all the details: