SoundCloud Co-Founder Eric Wahlforss is stepping down as the platform’s Chief Product Officer and will take up an advisory role on March 1.
Wahlforss tweeted the news today (January 24).
Wahlforss was named Chief Product Officer in January 2017 following the appointment of Yahoo! exec Artem Fishman as Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering.
Based in SoundCloud’s Berlin HQ, Wahlforss has overseen the engineering and design teams, data and insights.
“After 11+ years of building SoundCloud, it is time for me to take a break, reflect and think about what’s next.”
Said Wahlforss in a tweet: “After 11+ years of building SoundCloud, it is time for me to take a break, reflect and think about what’s next.”
Writing in an accompanying memo, he added: “This was not an easy decision to make, but one of the biggest reasons why I feel I have made the right decision is that the company is in such capable hands.
“It’s been a pleasure working with [CEO] Kerry [Trainor] and the new leadership team over the past 18 months.
“Our team is stronger than ever, and we have very exciting plans slated for 2019.”
You can see the tweet and accompanying memo in full below:
After 11+ years of building SoundCloud, it is time for me to take a break, reflect and think about what’s next.
I will be stepping back from day-to-day operations and into an advisory role on March 1st.
I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved and deeply grateful. pic.twitter.com/71DQ8h0Sjv
— Eric Wahlforss (@ericw) January 24, 2019
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