Lytro Hires Former Tech Executive as New CEO

Lytro Hires Former Tech Executive as New CEO


Mountain View, CA—Lytro announced that Jason Rosenthal joined the company as its new CEO, bringing with him expertise in strong operations, product strategy and engineering expertise.

“As a photography enthusiast himself and as an early customer of the Lytro camera, Jason will help Lytro continue marching down the path of revolutionizing photography,” stated the company blog.

Rosenthal comes to Lytro with more than 20 years of experience at companies that helped shape tech history. He has held leadership positions at HP, Opsware (formerly Loudcloud), AOL and Netscape. He also served as CEO of social media pioneer Ning, which was acquired by Glam Media. He joins Lytro from Silver Lake, a global technology investment firm, where he was an operating executive.

“We are excited about where Jason’s talents will take us . . . and the future of light field technology. And we extend our deepest thanks to Charles Chi, who served as our interim CEO during our search for Jason and who will stay deeply involved and remain on our board of directors, representing Greylock Partners,” stated a company spokesperson.

Lytro’s founder and former CEO, Dr. Ren Ng, has transitioned to Lytro’s executive chairman and continues to focus his energies on the product roadmap.