Category Archives: Corporate Appointments

Why Beautycounter founder Gregg Renfrew is back as CEO after selling her company for $1B

  By Elizabeth Segran January 17, 2024 For 10 years, Gregg Renfrew spent her days building Beautycounter, a clean beauty startup. Her mission was larger than creating nontoxic lipsticks and face creams. She had a broader goal of making the entire skincare industry safer for consumers. But in April 2021, she decided to sell her … Continue reading Why Beautycounter founder Gregg Renfrew is back as CEO after selling her company for $1B

Instagram head Adam Mosseri says sorry for all those trashy Threads recommendations

Instagram head Adam Mosseri says sorry for all those trashy Threads recommendations Threads is working on a fix for the ‘low-quality’ recommended posts that seem to have taken over recently. Cheyenne MacDonald   Sat, Jan 6, 2024 Whether or not you’ve actively been using Threads, you may have noticed — thanks to its integration into … Continue reading Instagram head Adam Mosseri says sorry for all those trashy Threads recommendations

Sam Altman’s brand is stronger than ever—and that’s why OpenAI will be fine

  By Jeff Beer November 22, 2023 The visionary founder brand is alive and well with the dramatic return of Sam Altman as CEO of OpenAI after five days of corporate drama the likes of which the tech industry hasn’t seen since . . . the Sam Bankman-Fried trial ended three weeks ago! On Tuesday, … Continue reading Sam Altman’s brand is stronger than ever—and that’s why OpenAI will be fine

Sam Altman is reinstated as OpenAI CEO five days after being fired

Sam Altman reinstated as OpenAI CEO five days after being fired An initial three-man board with one original member has been appointed to create a permanent board. Steve Dent Reporter Updated Wed, Nov 22, 2023 Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Sam Altman is returning to OpenAI as CEO after his firing five days ago launched the company … Continue reading Sam Altman is reinstated as OpenAI CEO five days after being fired

Binance CEO Changpeng ‘CZ’ Zhao will step down in a dramatic fall for one of crypto’s most visible leaders

  By Sam Becker November 21, 2023 Changpeng Zhao (also known simply as “CZ”), the founder and CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Binance, has agreed to step down from his position and will plead guilty to violating anti-money laundering requirements enforced by the U.S. Department of Justice, according to numerous media reports. Zhao is expected in … Continue reading Binance CEO Changpeng ‘CZ’ Zhao will step down in a dramatic fall for one of crypto’s most visible leaders

New OpenAI CEO Emmett Shear’s time at Twitch gives clues to the future of the AI giant

  By Chris Stokel-Walker November 20, 2023 One of the most tumultuous four-day spans in Silicon Valley history has finally concluded (for now at least), and in the end we’re left with massive changes at both OpenAI and Microsoft—and massive ramifications for the wider world of artificial intelligence.  Sam Altman, the OpenAI CEO summarily fired … Continue reading New OpenAI CEO Emmett Shear’s time at Twitch gives clues to the future of the AI giant

Reports: Sam Altman won’t return as OpenAI CEO; Emmett Shear said to be tapped

  By Morgan Clendaniel November 20, 2023 After a weekend of drama, the board of OpenAI has decided not to reinstate CEO Sam Altman, who was ousted from the position on Friday in a move that shocked Silicon Valley. Instead, the board will install Emmett Shear, the former CEO of Twitch, as its new interim … Continue reading Reports: Sam Altman won’t return as OpenAI CEO; Emmett Shear said to be tapped

OpenAI’s board: Who are the 4 directors who fired Sam Altman, and will they stay if he returns?

  By Chris Morris November 19, 2023 The abrupt dismissal of OpenAI CEO Sam Altman Friday stunned employees and investors alike. But the leadership battle at the leading generative artificial intelligence company is far from over, as reports have since come out that Altman could, in fact, return to the company—if a new board of … Continue reading OpenAI’s board: Who are the 4 directors who fired Sam Altman, and will they stay if he returns?