By Jonathan Easton
Roku has announced that Scott Rosenberg, a figure key to the launch of its AVOD operations, is to step down from his role as SVP and GM of platform business.
The exec is to step down “sometime in the spring of 2022” after a decade at the company. He has held his current position since 2017, and was hired as VP of advertising and business development in 2012.
Roku said that Rosenburg played an important role in its IPO and growing the platform business, a business which includes the popular AVOD streamer The Roku Channel.
Rosenberg will continue to lead his teams until his departure and will assist in the ongoing recruitment process.
The company’s CEO, Anthony Wood, said: “While Scott remains deeply invested in the company’s success, he’s ready for his next professional challenge and believes this is the right timeframe for him to make a change. I respect and fully support his decision. I look forward to working with Scott to ensure a smooth transition, while maintaining our relentless focus on building the best TV streaming platform.”
Rosenberg said: “Working at Roku these last nine years has been the most rewarding time of my career, without a close second. Deciding to leave was difficult, but made possible by my belief in the incredible bench strength of the Platform team and the company as a whole.”