Mozilla names former CMO Chris Beard as interim CEO

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Brandon Eich worked as CEO of Mozilla for a short period of time and now Mozilla has named Chris Beard as the interim CEO. Beard will also joined the Mozilla board of directors. Beard has worked through several positions at Mozilla. He joined Mozilla around eight years ago before joining Greylock Partners as an executive-in-residence in July 2013.

Beard was Mozilla’s chief marketing officer starting in 2004 and worked as Mozilla’s chief innovation officer from 2007 to 2010 and as VP of products from 2003 to 2007.

“Chris has one of the clearest visions of how to take the Mozilla mission and turn it into programs and activities and product ideas that I have ever seen. In the early years at Mozilla he was responsible for leading the Mozilla product, marketing and innovation teams,” stated Mozilla chairwoman Mitchell Baker.

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