Roku’s SVP in Charge of Players & TVs is Retiring


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Today Roku announced that Chas Smith Roku’s Senior Vice President and GM of Roku TVs and Roku Players will retire at the end of the first quarter of 2019. Chas Smith has been with Roku since March of 2010 as Vice President of sales and led online Roku Player sales. In 2012 he took over the role of GM of OEM to lead the Roku TV business. In 2015 he was promoted to SVP/GM of Roku TVs and Roku Players the position he has held ever since.

“I’ve been fortunate to build a talented and highly dedicated team to help me lead Roku. Over the last several years, Chas has been instrumental in transforming our business. Among many accomplishments, he took the idea of giving consumers and TV makers a simple smart TV and made Roku TV the #1 licensed smart TV platform in the US,” said Anthony Wood, Roku CEO. “We all wish Chas a long, healthy and happy retirement as he enters this new chapter in his life.”

As of today, Roku has not announced who will replace him after he retires.

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