Longtime Logitech CEO Bracken Darrell announced his exit from the company after more than 11 years at the Switzerland-based gaming and PC peripheral company. Darrell joined Logitech in April 2012 as president and was later promoted to CEO in January 2013–a role he stayed in until this week.
In the interim, Darrell will be replaced by Logitech board member Guy Gecht, who will take on an interim CEO role while a global search for a replacement takes place.
A Harvard Business School graduate, Darrell has held executive roles at Procter & Gamble, Whirlpool, Braun, and General Electric over the last 30 years.
During his time at Logitech he oversaw the acquisitions Streamlabs in 2014 for $118M USD and ASTRO Gaming in 2005 for $85M. He also led the charge in making Logitech and its gaming brand Logitech G an endemic sponsor and partner of many high-profile teams, esports rightsholders, and tournament organizers.
Logitech and Logitech G are probably the most endemic and prolific partner and sponsor in the esports ecosystem, outside of Intel. The company has sponsored (past and present) such teams as NAVI, DetonatioN Gaming, G2 Esports, INTZ, Astralis, TSM, UC Irvine, DAMWON Gaming, ENCE, Myztro, Infinity Esports, GAM eSports, Solary, Talon Esports, Mindfreak, ORDER, DragonX, Heretics, Wave Esports, Vexed, 9z Team, KT Rolster, Karmine Corp, G2 Arctics, mCon, ECV Esports, IVY, TEAM GP RACING NASCAR, ZEU, SONIC Esports, Yalla Esports, White Rabbit Gaming, Attack All Around, Neon Esports, TNC, Kwangdong Freecs, NS Redforce, Fredit Brion, CrazyRaccoon, WL Gaming Esports, Intrepid FOX, Team Finest, eSuba, Morning Stars, and many others.
All of this is to say that these esports-related partnerships, sponsorships, and acquisitions were under Darrell’s leadership.
You can read Darrell’s farewell message here.