By Eric Auchard
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Blogging software maker
Six Apart said on Friday Chairman and Chief Executive Barak
Berkowitz was stepping aside and would be replaced by Chris
Alden, who had run the company's professional software unit.
Berkowitz had headed the company for more than
three-and-a-half years after joining its board as
representative of Six Apart's first outside investor.
Alden joined Six Apart in early 2006 through the company's
acquisition of Rojo Networks Inc, a maker of Web syndication
technology he co-founded and ran as chief executive.
Six Apart offers TypePad software used by popular Web
destinations like celebrity site Go Fug Yourself or The Dilbert
Blog, Movable Type, which many companies use to provide blogs
to office workers and social network sites LiveJournal and
The company also provides blogging software that is widely
used across Europe and Japan. Six Apart software is used by 40
million people a month, according to the company.
"As we've brought the business to scale, the board and I
have been talking about my desire to take on a smaller role,"
Berkowitz said in a statement. "With the company so stable and
on a great growth track, it's a natural time to make a
Six Apart, which now employs 150 people worldwide, is based
in San Francisco, with satellite offices in Tokyo and Paris.
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