29 posts and columns on change
Eye-Fi’s Yuval Koren has stepped down as CEO of the company, and will be replaced by tech industry veteran Matt DiMaria, who most recently was executive vice president and general manager at digital media software company Roxio. Koren co-founded Eye-Fi in 2005 along with three others, and has had two stints as CEO of the company, most recently taking on the role in May of 2011. He will remain an advisor to the company. DiMaria joins Eye-Fi, which makes Wi-Fi-enabled SD cards for cameras, at a time when more digital-imaging products are coming out with built-in WiFi, forcing a reevaluation in strategy at the Bay Area-based startup.
I’d like to say I like change. I don’t. I came out of IBM and Wang Laboratories. Each company was on top of the world and then fell from grace. Once you’ve experienced that, and the pain that goes with it, the one thing you’re not going to do is not change.
– John Chambers, to Businessweek’s Diane Brady
News ByteI reported about here, were going to get tabled. That’s due to the larger restructuring being done by CEO Scott Thompson, which he communicated to staffers about yesterday in yet another memo. “We have a bias toward action in Products and expected that our new org design would be in place well before any corporate changes took place,” said Irving, in part, from the email I nabbed. “However, it is clear now that the two efforts are starting to run in parallel, and making Product org changes prior to corporate changes no longer makes sense.”