He will continue on in an advisory role while considering what comes next.
SoundCloud co-founder Eric Wahlforss announced on Wednesday (Jan. 23) he will be stepping down from his day-to-day role as chief product officer and transition into an advisory role for the streaming service effective March 1.
In an internal memo sent to staff, Wahlforss wrote that after 11 years with SoundCloud he now intends to take a break for reflection and consider his next moves.
"This was not an easy decision to make, but one of the biggest reasons why I feel I have made the right decision is that the company is in such capable hands," he wrote. "It's been a pleasure working with Kerry [Trainor, CEO] and the new leadership team over the past 18 months. Our team is stronger than ever, and we have very exciting plans slated for 2019.