Limelight CEO Bob Lento leaves

  • Push-out Score determined
  • After about eight years in the position
  • Praise and thanks for Lento
  • Bob Lyons taking over
  • Lento said 83 words

(exechange) — Scottsdale, Arizona, January 20, 2021 — Bob Lento, chief executive of Limelight, leaves. As announced by Limelight Networks Inc. in a news release and in a regulatory filing published on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, Robert A. (Bob) Lento leaves his post as chief executive officer of the provider of digital content delivery and edge services after about eight years in the role, effective February 1, 2021.

Bob Lento’s duties as CEO will be taken over by Bob Lyons, most recently Chief Executive Officer of Alert Logic.

The fact that Bob Lento’s successor is brought in from outside suggests that the board may seek to stimulate change with fresh ideas and new initiatives.

“Track record of successfully scaling businesses”

Limelight did not give an explicit reason for Bob Lento’s departure from the CEO post, leaving room for speculation. Limelight said: “Lyons is a proven technology executive with an extraordinary track record of successfully scaling businesses and creating enterprise value through strategic revitalization, improved profitability, and revenue growth.”

Precise information regarding Bob Lento’s future plans was not immediately available.


Limelight said: “Bob Lento, President, CEO and Director since 2012, is retiring.”

Share price decline since July 2020

The announcement follows a decline in Limelight Networks Inc.’s share price of 49% since July 2020.

Chaired by Walt Amaral

Walt Amaral serves as Limelight Networks Inc.’s Chairman.

Walter D. Amaral has served as a director since May 2007 and was appointed Non-Executive Chairman of the Company’s Board in February 2013.

In the position of CEO since 2013

Bob Lento became CEO of the Company in 2013.

Robert A. Lento has served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer since 2012 and has served as a member of the Company’s board of directors since 2013.

Prior to joining the Company, Lento was a senior sales executive at Convergys Corporation, a provider of customer management services, from 1998 to 2012, most recently serving as President – Information Management Division from 2007 to 2012.

Prior to that, from 1997 to 1998, Lento served as President of LAN Systems for Donnelly Enterprise Solutions, Inc., a provider of information management solutions.

From 1989 to 1996, Lento served in leadership positions at ENTEX Information Services, Inc., a provider of computing infrastructure services.

Lento received a B.S. in Management from the State University of New York.

Push-out Score determined

The Push-out Score™ determined by exechange gauges the pressure surrounding Bob Lento’s move on a scale of 0 to 10.

exechange reached out to Limelight and offered the company the opportunity to comment on the score.

Read the full story in the exechange report 4.2021 ($).