Unity Announces Leadership Transition
Unity, the world’s leading platform for creating and growing real-time 3D (RT3D) content, has announced a change in leadership. John Riccitiello, the President, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, and a member of the Board of Directors, will be retiring from his positions, effective immediately. James M. Whitehurst has been appointed as the Interim Chief Executive Officer, President, and a member of the Board. Roelof Botha, the Lead Independent Director of the Unity Board, has been appointed as Chairman.
Riccitiello’s tenure at Unity has been marked by significant growth and transformation. He joined the Unity Board in 2013 and took over as CEO in 2014, guiding the company through various challenges. Under his leadership, Unity transitioned from a perpetual license to a subscription model, expanded its game services, went public, and became a pioneer in the developer community. Botha expressed his gratitude for Riccitiello’s contributions and expressed excitement for Unity’s future.
Riccitiello himself expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to lead Unity and thanked the employees, customers, developers, and partners who have been instrumental in the company’s growth. He will continue to support Unity during the transition and wishes the company continued success.
James M. Whitehurst, the newly appointed Interim CEO and President, brings a wealth of experience to the role. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat, a leading provider of open-source enterprise IT products and services. Whitehurst is confident in Unity’s potential and is committed to enhancing the platform, strengthening the community, and focusing on growth and profitability.
Unity has also reaffirmed its previously announced third-quarter 2023 guidance. The company’s expectations for its financial results are subject to revision during the closing procedures and finalization of the consolidated financial statements. Unity will release its third-quarter 2023 financial results on November 9, 2023, followed by a webcast.
Unity’s comprehensive set of software and AI solutions supports content creators in developing immersive, real-time 2D and 3D content and experiences across various devices. The company is well-positioned to continue its growth and innovation, leveraging its experienced leadership and passionate employees.
With the appointment of James M. Whitehurst as Interim CEO and President, Unity is poised for a seamless transition and remains committed to executing its strategy. The company’s dedication to enhancing its platform, strengthening its community, and achieving growth and profitability goals will drive its future success.
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Unity is the world’s leading platform for creating and growing interactive, real-time 3D content and experiences. Its software and AI solutions support content creators throughout the development lifecycle, enabling them to build, run, and grow immersive experiences across various devices.