Mozilla Appoints Its Former CMO Chris Beard As Interim CEO


After Brendan Eich’s short tenure as Mozilla’s CEO, the organization today announced that it has appointed Chris Beard as its new interim CEO while it looks for a long-term replacement. Beard is also joining Mozilla’s Board of Directors.

Beard previously held a number of roles at Mozilla, where he worked for eight years before joining Greylock Partners as an executive in residence in July 2013. Before, he was Mozilla’s chief marketing officer starting in 2004, as well as Mozilla’s chief innovation officer from 2007 to 2010 and its products VP from 2003 to 2007.

According to Mozilla chairwoman Mitchell Baker, Beard was chosen because “in this time of transition there is no better person to lead us. Chris has one of the clearest visions of how to take the Mozilla mission and turn it into programs and activities and product ideas that I have ever seen. In the early years…

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