(CelebrityAccess) – SoundCloud co-founder Eric Wahlforss announced this week that he will be stepping down from his role as the company’s chief product officer.
In an internal memo sent to staff Wednesday (Jan. 23) Wahlforss said: “This was not an easy decision to make, but one of the biggest reasons why I feel I have made the right decision is that the company is in such capable hands,” he wrote. “It’s been a pleasure working with Kerry [Trainor, CEO] and the new leadership team over the past 18 months. Our team is stronger than ever, and we have very exciting plans slated for 2019.
“I’m incredibly proud of what we have achieved. From our humble beginnings in 2007, to where we are today with more than 20 million creators around the world and millions and millions of people listening every month… who would have thought!”
Wahlforss’ departure means that both SoundCloud’s original founders are no longer involved in the day-to-day operations of the company. Co-founder Alex Ljung stepped aside as CEO in July 2017 to serve as chairman. At the time, he was replaced by former Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor, who came to the post as SoundCloud was on the brink of closure.
Wahlforss will transition into an advisory role for the streaming service effective March 1.