A major change has just rocked Twitch. It turns out that Emmet Shear, his CEO and who has worked for the company for 16 years, made the decision to leave his position at the Amazon-owned streaming site.
In a message on Twitter, Shear announced that he has made the decision to leave Twitch. According to the manager, he did the above since his first child was born and he wants to focus on his family and face new challenges.
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“Now I am a father and I am ready to move on to the next phase of my life. I wrote a blog post, but the short version is: huge thanks to everyone who built this with me,” Shear said.
In October 2006 we started working on live video for the internet. That became Twitch. More than 16 years later, I’m now a father and ready to move to my next phase of life. I wrote a blog post, but the short version is: thank you so much to everyone who built this with me.
— Emmett Shear (@eshear) March 16, 2023
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It is worth mentioning that Shear will not be leaving Twitch entirely. We say this since he will maintain an advisory role. That said, your day to day will already be outside of Amazon’s purple platform.
The person in charge of replacing Shear will be Dan Clancy, current president of Twitch. Thus, the company will be in charge of someone who has been working in it for a long time and who is not unknown to executive positions.
“Dan Clancy, our current president, has been a close partner with me over the past few years. He will now fully assume the role of CEO immediately. He has a deep interest in the Twitch community, its streamers and understands what makes Twitch Twitch,” he said.
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In case you didn’t know, Emmet Shear was one of the co-founders of Justin.tv, a company from 2006 that later became Twitch. Since 2011, Shear was the CEO of the company, so he can be considered one of the main people responsible for turning Twitch into a massive platform for which Twitch paid $970 million.
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