Next month, Johnathan Nightingale will step down as a full time Mozillian after 8 years of distinguished service. We’d like to thank him for his countless contributions to the Mozilla project and leading Firefox through periods of intense competition and change.
In the last year Firefox turned a corner. We achieved positive growth again and dramatically reset our global search strategy – and we now have a much stronger foundation from which to build, grow and pursue our mission. Related, recently we have been exploring how we can integrate client software on desktops and mobile with cloud service approaches to evolve what Firefox can do for people. In an effort to support this vision, it’s a great time to hand over leadership to someone deeply experienced in mobile and cloud services.
So today we combined our group focused on cloud services with the group focused on our Firefox desktop and mobile browsers. Mark Mayo, who has been running our Cloud Services team for the past 4 years, will be taking over leadership of the combined group.
A bit about Mark: he is well known as an elite technical leader not only within Mozilla, but in our industry. Further, Mark’s entrepreneurial drive coupled with his holistic thinking, market orientation, and exciting vision for the future of Firefox make him the ideal person to lead this new team. He’ll be stepping in as Vice President & General Manager of Firefox.