After heroically negotiating “Action” Jack Barker’s release from the Chinese factory where he was held hostage, Gavin Belson has pulled off another coup closer to home, reclaiming the CEO spot he lost to Barker only months ago. The Hooli Board announced that they are “thrilled to have the talents of our founder back at the helm.” Belson added, “And it’s good to be back. I’m also returning as the Chairman of the Board, so I wrote that last statement.”
He’s currently the king of the frothiest space in the Valley. His VR headset is the new standard in fully immersive, 3D technology. And his name is Keenan Feldspar. Could he be the next Mark Zuckerberg?
When he was a lowly Senior Programmer slaving away on an internal communication tool for Pied Piper, Dinesh Chugtai could never have known his humble video chat would become something even greater than the compression company itself. As announced by Pied Piper Founder and CEO Richard Hendricks, PiperChat is now its own company with Dinesh Chugtai as CEO.
After a prolonged public search (reported both here and at TechCrunch), the Pied Piper Board of Directors has reinstated founder Richard Hendricks as its CEO. Board member and managing partner Laurie Bream stated via press release that it was “an examined decision, but ultimately the correct one, once one looks at Richard Hendricks’ qualifications, talents as an engineer and his understanding of the company’s needs. We are thrilled to have Richard back in this leadership position in which we expect him to excel.”
In a thrilling change up, the Pied Piper board has transitioned founder Richard Hendricks to the CTO role, as veteran CEO Jack “Action Jack” Barker steps up to the plate. The compression startup company has risen to new heights since they came onto the scene with a big TechCrunch Disrupt win—and an even bigger Weissman score of 5.2. That win was just the start for a company that could truly make the world a better place.