Mozilla Chief to Step Down Later This Year
The leadership changes come as Mozilla reacts to a market that's trending toward mobile.
"In 2010, it was clear that while the desktop was an important target platform, that the future is mobile," Mozilla stated in a blog post. "And there was an opportunity to move people to the center of their connected experience and unlock untapped potential for innovation by enabling the Web as the platform.
"With a deep background in mobile, Gary Kovacs was enlisted as CEO in October 2010 to lead the organization and establish the framework to accomplish these goals. Over the past two and a half years, we’re incredibly proud of what we have accomplished."
Having done what he set out to do, Kovacs will hand the reins over to a successor yet to be named. Several other changes were also announced. For example, Jay Sullivan, who previously served as Mozilla's SVP of Products, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer.