Christine Chambers will soon be taking over as RealNetworks’ new Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Her appointment will be effective as of March 1, when current CFO Judd Lee will be transitioning out of the company.
As Treasurer and CFO, Chambers will be embarking on her third stint with RealNetworks. She previously served as the company’s VP of Finance for two years, before leaving in 2018 to take the same position at Rosetta Stone. She also spent an additional eight years with RealNetworks earlier in her career, but left to work for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as the organization’s Deputy Director of Budget and Planning from 2013 to 2015.
Chambers would eventually leave that position to serve as RealNetworks’ VP of Finance. She will report directly to President and COO Mike Ensing when she returns from Rosetta Stone in March.
“Christine’s deep knowledge of the people and the financial drivers of our businesses will be extremely valuable as we focus on growth of our strategic initiatives and continuing improvements in our financial performance,” said RealNetworks Chairman and CEO Rob Glaser.
“I’m delighted to return to Real and lead the finance organization during this period of opportunity,” added Chambers.
RealNetworks recently revealed that it will be focusing on biometrics and machine learning after selling off the Napster brand in December. The company has released a free mask detection app with improved facial recognition technology from its SAFR subsidiary.
February 5, 2021 – by Eric Weiss