Nine months ago, TaskRabbit’s Leah Busque gave up her CEO title to focus on the product. Hotwire’s Eric Grosse took her place.
TaskRabbit is a community network that lets users pay neighbours to run their errands.
Now Busque has resumed her CEO title, TechCrunch reports. Grosse will remain an advisor and he’s joining TaskRabbit’s board.
Busque says she and the board realised that TaskRabbit should be product-driven, which is Busque’s specialty. The original management shift was never instigated by investors, she says, who have pumped $25 million into the company.
Busque simply realises now that she can do more for the product as the company’s leader than as its CPO.
“”Eric has been incredibly helpful over the past nine months, so I’m super psyched that he’s going to say on board,” Busque tells TechCrunch’s Colleen Taylor. “His focus has been strategic planning, corporate strategy, and high level operations, and those aspects are incredibly important things he helped us set up and establish.”
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