Jon S. von Tetzchner is leaving Opera Software
By Joseph D. Lienjdlien. Friday, June 24, 2011 4:57:20 PM
From its humble beginnings, Opera's co-founder Jon von Tetzcher's vision and leadership made his company into the proud icon that it is today. Now, a year and a half after stepping down as CEO, he has announced that he is leaving.
It was a surprise for me to see the news today that Jon von Tetzchner is leaving Opera. This is a man that so many who have worked for years at Opera have grown to respect and admire, and his name and face is almost synonymous with the company itself.
As sad as it is to see Opera's former leader leave, this is often the case as companies grow and evolve. Many times througout history, companies has been founded by a visionary person whose passion allows them to plant the seeds and ideas for a company, and to get it through the tough times of starting up. Once a company grows, a change in leadership style is often be required as the complexities increase and dynamics of an organization change.
Jon's passion for technology certainly hasn't dwindled in the last years, and he has ideas for new projects, but is keeping the details to himself for now. We all wish Jon the best in the future -- he will be missed!