BlueJeans Network, the cloud video and collaboration company, announced today that Quentin Gallivan, an industry veteran who has helped run several tech companies, will be taking over as CEO.
Former CEO and company founder Krish Ramakrishnan will remain with the company and take on the role of executive chairman. He will also continue to lead strategy and innovation.
Ramakrishnan doesn’t see this move as stepping back. He said that he actually pursued Gallivan precisely because he has a track record of scaling companies like Pentaho, Verisign and Postini –and he believed he needed a leader that could take the company to the next level. Meanwhile, Ramakrishnan will be freed up to concentrate on other projects that could take the company’s core video conferencing and collaboration business in new directions.