Roku Jan. 7 announced that Scott Rosenberg, SVP and GM of the tech company’s platform business, plans to step down sometime in the spring. No reason was cited for his pending departure.
During his nine-year career, Rosenberg has helped Roku evolve its branded platform into an industry-leading gateway to the internet for third-party apps. At the same time, The Roku Channel has morphed from a small ad-supported VOD platform to a free ad-supported streaming TV service featuring original content.
Rosenberg joined Roku in 2012 as VP of advertising and business development. In 2017, he was named SVP and GM of Roku’s platform business, overseeing both advertising and content and services. Rosenberg played an important role in the company’s IPO, and leading and growing the successful platform business. Rosenberg will continue to lead his teams until his departure.
“While Scott remains deeply invested in the company’s success, he’s ready for his next professional challenge and believes this is the right timeframe for him to make a change. I respect and fully support his decision,” Roku founder/CEO Anthony Wood said in a statement. “I look forward to working with Scott to ensure a smooth transition, while maintaining our relentless focus on building the best TV streaming platform.”
“Working at Roku these last nine years has been the most rewarding time of my career, without a close second,” Rosenberg said. “Deciding to leave was difficult but made possible by my belief in the incredible bench strength of the platform team and the company as a whole.”