RealNetworks Names Glaser Permanent as CEO [Health & Beauty Close - Up]
(Health & Beauty Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) RealNetworks reported that Rob Glaser - who founded the company in 1994 - has been appointed permanent CEO of the global digital media technology company.
"Rob is the best person to complete Real's turnaround and to lead the company into the future," said Dominique Trempont, lead independent director of the RealNetworks Board. "The Board greatly respects his leadership, vision, and the excellence of the team Rob has assembled."
"I'm honored to be named Real's CEO," Glaser said. "In the 2 years I've been interim CEO, we've made tremendous progress revitalizing Real's leadership team and products. We've introduced innovative and exciting new products like RealPlayer Cloud, LISTEN and the upcoming Slingo Adventure. We've also made great progress in revitalizing Rhapsody, in partnership with Columbus Nova and Rhapsody's terrific management team. In this next phase, we will both continue to deliver compelling products that consumers embrace, and also leverage the popularity of our products to re-establish the company's financial success."
According to a company release, Glaser founded RealNetworks in February 1994 and served as its CEO until January 2010. He was named interim CEO in July 2012. He lives in Seattle with his 3 children and his partner Maggie Savarino.
RealNetworks creates products and services that allow people to connect with and enjoy digital media.
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