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"The firings will continue…"

The Ebayization of Skype is continuing.  Yesterday Skype Journal reported on the reorg, and today Om Malik has a whole lot more inside detail.  Henry Gomez is now running the show.  Most interesting was the way that the business development organization has been let go, and senior execs in multiple European markets.

Senior executives in Poland, France (Jerome Archambeaud, French Market Development Manager), UK (Alistair Shrimpton) and Italy have been let go, while Jonas Kjellberg, who headed up Skype’s Scandinavian operations has been redeployed in UK. Alberto Lorente, head of Skype in Spain and Portugal has been offered a position in London. In total about 14 people are leaving the company, many of them pre-merger employees. Many of them have till end of the year to finish their duties at the company.

That’s three reorgs in 12 months.  It must be hell to be on the ground there.  What’s that old saying?   “The firings will continue until morale improves!”

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  • lickedcat November 30, 2006, 1:07 pm

    Seems like a lot of pure or semi pure voip companies are going through the same process. Here is Canada AOL's ATA based VoIP service was shut down this year I believe and Yak's voip service is also being shut down. So its no surprise.

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