There have been a lot of high-profile positions shifting around lately. You’ve probably heard about Tim O’Shaughnessy stepping down as CEO from giant online deals company, LivingSocial. O’Shaughnessy saw the company from a small startup, to the household name it is today. Without giving an exact date, he has announced that he will remain Chief Executive until a replacement is found in the first half of 2014.
The WaPo visited the LivingSocial Washington office recently and got the scoop on CEO O’Shaughnessy straight from his employees,
“Employees called O’Shaughnessy an approachable leader who encourages a relaxed yet high-energy office culture; he eschews a separate office in favor of working at a desk near entry-level employees in the office’s open floor plan. A life-size, smiling decal of the CEO is pasted on the wall next to the elevators in the office.”
There’s no word just yet on what LivingSocial plans to do to fill those pretty awesome shoes. They are also looking for a Strategic Recruiting Search Director who will be in charge of senior-level recruiting and succession planning in Washington. Hmm….
What would you do if your CEO announced their departure?
“There is no right turn or left turn we’re going to be making. We want to accelerate.”