Tech News Summary:
- Logitech SA’s CEO and Chairman Bracken Darrell is rumored to resign his position, effective immediately.
- Board member Guy Getch will take over as interim CEO while a replacement is sought.
- Despite uncertainty about Logitech’s future under new leadership, customers can rely on the company’s history of producing innovative products designed to improve lives.
After almost eight years at the helm of Logitech, Bracken Darrell is stepping down as CEO and leaving the company. This news has taken the tech community by surprise as he has been credited with turning around the fortunes of the Swiss computer accessory maker.
During his tenure, Darrell brought the company back to profitability, expanded Logitech’s portfolio into new markets such as gaming, and made strategic acquisitions. In a statement, he said, “It has been an honor to lead such an amazing team, and I am proud of all that we have achieved together.”
While the reasons for his departure have not been disclosed, it is believed that Darrell is leaving for personal reasons and to pursue new opportunities.
Logitech has not yet announced who will succeed Darrell as CEO. Meanwhile, a committee of the board will oversee the search for a new CEO. In the interim, Logitech’s current Chief Financial Officer, Nate Olmstead, will take over the role of acting CEO.
Despite Darrell’s departure, Logitech is in a strong position with a revenue of $3.5 billion in 2020, a year-over-year increase of 75%. The company’s products continue to be in high demand due to the shift to remote work and virtual communication.
As for Darrell, he leaves a lasting legacy at Logitech and a bright future ahead. He has expressed his excitement to pursue other passions and opportunities, saying, “I look forward to my next chapter, and to finding new ways to make an impact in the world.”