All six ironSource founders will leave Unity within the next six months. This is reported by the Mobilegamer portal, which has read the letter from Jim Whitehurst, interim CEO of Unity, sent to the company's employees.
After their resignation, Unity's management will undergo personnel changes.
Unity Create President Marc Whitten will take over as Director of Products and Technology at Unity Create.
Felix Thé, Senior Vice President of Product and Development in the advertising division, will become Senior Vice President of Product and Technology at Unity Grow.
Nadav Ashkenazy, Vice President of Supersonic, a subsidiary of Unity, will be promoted to Senior Vice President and Director of Revenue at Unity Grow.
Giancarlo Fasolo, Executive Vice President of Sales at ironSource Aura, will be promoted to Senior Vice President of ironSource Aura.
According to Whitehurst, the changes will help "significantly bring the people and culture of the old Unity and the old ironSource closer together." In addition, thanks to them, it will be possible to simplify the management of the company.
"We now have a great opportunity to achieve even greater success for our clients by eliminating one of the levels of general management and moving to a flatter and more functional structure," Whitehurst wrote. "Such changes are not only structural, but also cultural in nature. We all need to come together and think carefully about what kind of team we want to be in order to reach our full potential. We will soon take the initiative to review our mission, values and behaviors."
Mobilegamer also noticed that on January 8, Tomer Bar-Zeev, one of the founders of ironSource, sold 37.5 thousand Unity shares worth $1.4 million.
ironSource officially joined Unity in November 2022. The value of the transaction was estimated at $4.4 billion.
The departure of the founders of ironSource and other upcoming changes in the leadership of Unity became known shortly after the news of the dismissal of 25% of the company's staff — 1800 people. This is the largest round of layoffs in Unity's history.