Skype has named Scott Durchslag as its Chief Operating Officer. Scott brings 20 years of experience from Fortune 100 technology corporations, start-ups, and professional services to this newly created role. His post is effective immediately and he will report to Josh Silverman, Skypeâ€™s president who was recently appointed to the role March 24, 2008.
Scott was previously with Motorola where he spent 5 years on the top management team of the $25B Mobile Devices Business. Most recently, he was Corporate Vice-President of Global Product & Experience Invention, where he led product strategy, innovation, intellectual property, design, user interfaces, consumer experiences (music, video, imaging, productivity and mobile internet), partnerships, product marketing, and customer care.
Durchslag will have his hands full, together with Silverman, in convincing eBay that Skype remains a good buy, all worth of $2.6 billion.
Originally posted on July 1, 2008 @ 3:07 pm