1/12/2010 12:10:00 PM
Skype appoints new business chief, David Gurle
Skype has hired David Gurle as general manager and vice president of its business unit. He will replace Stefan Oberg, who will leave the company in March 2010.
He will report directly to Skype president, Josh Silverman, who said: ‘We are very excited to add David to Skype's management team and are confident that he can lead and direct the Skype for business team's next stage of development and growth.’
Gurle has previously worked at Thomson Reuters and Microsoft, where he founded Microsoft’s real time communications business. He has also held roles at France Telecom and Detusche Telecom.
Gurle said: ‘Since its inception, Skype has been used by many entrepreneurs and small businesses to save money on their communications. Moving forward, our goal is to educate and attract larger organizations that can not only save money by using Skype to communicate, but also increase their organizational productivity and enhance the way they interact with customers around the globe.’