Just as we thought that the ship had be steadied, with reports from only a few days back indicating that Steve Perlman would be continuing in the role of CEO for newco OnLive, comes the news that Perlman has left the company. Former head of OnLive operations, Charlie Jablonski, will become OnLive's COO and acting CEO.
OnLive has been rocked by a recent takeover from Gary Lauder, with the company firing most of its employees, before hiring back large numbers of them, though there's still some way to go. OnLive have revealed that Perlman will leave to work on "myriad of other projects."
"Steve has created an extraordinary company that no one else could have created. He is a unique entrepreneur and deserves his legendary status in Silicon Valley as a creator of groundbreaking companies," said Lauder - the lead investor in OnLive and the Managing Director of Lauder Partners LLC.
"The new OnLive is emerging with greater financial security and a brighter outlook on the future. OnLive is now positioned to execute against longer-term projects with our breakthrough technology, products and services," he continued. "I spent my first week with OnLive listening, to gather people's thoughts and suggestions. It's an impressive group, and I am even more convinced that this company is poised for greatness."
The company's press release stated that there are "plans to continue building the OnLive management team in key categories as the company delivers on its mission of breaking new ground in cloud services both for games and remote application delivery to thin devices, legacy platforms or any platforms with a fast connection." The company are already in the process of recruiting for the business development team, and there's a need for another senior marketing leader. But Microsoft have also extended invitations to those left disenfranchised by the recent events.