RealNetworks CEO Search Ends With Appointment of Thomas Nielsen

RealNetworks has hired Thomas Nielsen as its new president and CEO. Nielsen, who will also join the board, most recently served as VP of the Digital Imaging Group at Adobe Systems. According to a filing with the SEC, Nielsen’s base salary will be $450,000. He will also be entitled to a signing bonus of $100,000, stock options and the chance to earn additional bonuses.


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