OnLive Founder Steve Perlman Steps Down

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OnLive founder Steve Perlman has stepped down as the cloud gaming company is suffering from going insolvent.  According to a press release, Perlman will be working on “other projects” as the company prepares to launch a new wireless technology known as DIDO.  Gary Lauder, the sole investor in the new OnLive, will become chairman of the board at the company.  Charlie Jablonski, the former head of ops at the company, will now become the COO and acting CEO.  Below is OnLive’s press release about the changes:

OnLive, the pioneer of instant-action cloud computing, announced today that Gary Lauder, the lead investor in OnLive and the Managing Director of Lauder Partners LLC, will become the new Chairman. The company also announced that Charlie Jablonski, the former head of OnLive operations, will become OnLive’s COO and acting CEO. Steve Perlman, OnLive’s founder and former President and CEO, is departing to work on his 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 Chairman Gary Lauder.

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,” said Lauder, also adding, “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 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 new OnLive is looking to hire great people for the business development team, as well as a senior marketing leader.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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