Former OnLive CEO Speaks, Praises Replacement
In the wake of the news of his departure from the company he’d founded yesterday, former OnLive CEO Steve Perlman has penned a letter to the service’s devotees explaining why he left. Posted on OnLiveFans.com, the letter explains that, given the company having just hit the reset button, the need to lock down the structure moving forward, and the fact that he’s got other projects long in need of attention, Perlman felt the time was right to move on:
“For me, the end of last week was the first time in a very long time where I could actually consider the possibility of moving on without having to worry about the company. As we said in our last post, Gary did want me to stay, but OnLive is by far the longest project I’ve ever worked on, I have other projects long in need of my focus and attention, and Gary needed to lock down the structure for the new company. In the balance, it was a good time to move on, and Gary understood.”
Perlman also implores the service’s customers to give the new team a chance, saying, “It’s the same people who created the amazing stuff you’ve been enjoying over the years, and Charlie [Jablonski, acting CEO] is the guy who’s kept the service running 24/7 since launch. No small feat.”
Looks like Perlman got out while the getting was good. Who wouldn’t want a get out of jail free card like this? Time to lick your wounds and move on to something that hopefully won’t implode on itself. Good luck to you, Steve, and good luck to the rest of the gang at OnLive.