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OnLive CEO Steve Perlman replaced with Charlie Jablonski

Former head of OnLive operations becomes COO and acting CEO

Only days after it was announced that OnLive CEO Steve Perlman would be staying on at the company, following huge layoffs and an acquisition by Gary Lauder, the firm has now announced that Perlman is actually moving on. Charlie Jablonski, the former head of OnLive operations, will become OnLive's COO and acting CEO.

At the same time, Lauder, the lead investor in OnLive and the Managing Director of Lauder Partners LLC, has become Chairman of the company.

OnLive said that Perlman 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 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," he continued. "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."

OnLive certainly has a challenge ahead. The company noted that it "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." Near future additions to the company are expected to include more staff for the business development team, as well as a senior marketing leader.

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Latest comments (3)

Alex Bunch Proof Reader, ZiCorp Studios4 years ago
'Dodgy' was invented to describe this whole sorry saga. And I don't mean the band.
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Patrick Frost QA Project Monitor 4 years ago
I'm glad Perlman is going. I'm convinced that he was in it only to sell the company and now that has no stock in it he has no interest not to mention the fact that he allowed the company to get into that position in the first place. Although I guess you could say the same for Jablonski.

Good luck for all for the future though. I'm a big fan of the service and hope that they can get the business model sorted out to become profitable.
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While canning the CEO was the right move, I am surprised they are keeping any of the original management team, let alone promoting them.

What they need is an honest, executable, no-kool-aid, no hype business plan to reach profitability. based on OnLive's track record to date I have my doubts thats something anyone in the existing management structure can accomplish.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Jeffrey Kesselman on 28th August 2012 7:35pm

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