Hank Skorny out at RealNetworks

The executive management upheaval continues at RealNetworks, with the Seattle company announcing today that Hank Skorny plans to resign as chief strategy officer and senior vice president effective September 16th. No reason was given for the departure in a SEC filing and representatives at Real could not immediately be reached for comment.

Skorny joined the company in October 2009. At the time, RealNetworks Chairman Rob Glaser said of Skorny:

“Over the past 25 years, Hank has been one of the great innovators in the PC, Internet, and mobile industries,” said Glaser.  “He’s a perfect fit to lead a new effort at Real to build an innovative set of products and services that leverage cloud computing to make digital media available to consumers whenever and wherever they want it.”

Prior to RealNetworks, Skorny served as CEO of Thumbspeed and held senior executive positions at Infospace Mobile and AOL Mobile. He also worked Adobe Systems, Microsoft and Apple Inc.

Skorny was working on the company’s Unifi digital media locker product.

Earlier this year, RealNetworks CEO Bob Kimball stepped down unexpectedly. The company is being led by interim CEO Mike Lunsford.

Follow-up: Hank Skorny’s next gig: VP and GM of consumer services at Intel


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