Thought it makes sense to publish the news on my own blog too, here is the official medial release going out today to international media:
Zurich, 19 April 2016 – Michael Brecht will resign as CEO of Doodle during the summer of 2016. He will continue to be a leader and investor in the digital sector outside of Tamedia.
Michael Brecht took over as CEO of Doodle in February 2014 after the founders sold the scheduling platform in its entirety to the Swiss media group Tamedia and stepped down from the company. Michael Brecht successfully fueled the international growth of the platform, and today, approximately 26 million people worldwide are using the online scheduling tool. Doodle is currently used in a total of 175 countries and is available in 22 languages, making it an international brand. In 2015, the use of Doodle on mobile devices increased dramatically, and Michael Brecht also assembled a team in Berlin to further accelerate Doodle’s international growth.
Moving forward, Doodle’s focus on product advancement will continue to increase, particularly in relation to mobile devices. Michael Brecht’s successor at Doodle will be announced at the appropriate time.
The management of Tamedia would like to thank Michael Brecht for his successful and dedicated leadership and wishes him all the best for the future.
Simplified fast scheduling: With Doodle.com, the leading online scheduling tool, Zurich-based Doodle AG provides enormous time savings around the globe. The free basic service is available in 22 languages. It is financed by high-quality online campaigns. Premium subscriptions with additional functions are also offered. Today, Doodle is used around the world by as many as 26 million people a month, for both business and personal purposes, on mobile or desktop devices, with a paper calendar or an electronic planner. Doodle is part of the Swiss media group Tamedia.
Tamedia is the leading private media group in Switzerland. The digital platforms, daily and weekly newspapers and magazines of Tamedia offer overview, classification and selection. The company was founded in 1893 and employs a staff of approximately 3,400 in Switzerland, Denmark, Luxembourg, and Germany. It has been traded at the Swiss stock exchange since 2000.
I will keep you posted about timing and what comes next, cheers Michael