BitTorrent Names CEO in Management Shakeup

Former CTO Eric Klinker steps into the chief executive role just a few days after founder Ashwin Navin leaves the company

November 7, 2008

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BitTorrent Names CEO in Management Shakeup

The personnel shakeup at BitTorrent Inc. continues, with the company announcing today that it has installed former CTO Eric Klinker into a new role as chief executive.

Klinker replaces former CEO Doug Walker, who joined BitTorrent about a year ago. Contentinople has learned that BitTorrent director of communications Lily Lin has also been let go.

The news that Klinker will take over comes just a day after founder and former president Ashwin Navin announced to the world (or at least those on his private email list) that he was leaving BitTorrent to work on some sort of "caffeinated" technology incubator with YouTube Inc. founder Steve Chen and some others. [Ed. note: Despite his email to the contrary, Navin is still listed as president on BitTorrent's newly updated management team Web page.]

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