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GoPro Exec Zander Lurie to Temporarily Help Lead SurveyMonkey After CEO's Death

There will be a search for someone to lead the online survey company.

Zander Lurie, a top exec at action video camera maker GoPro, is taking a temporary job as executive chairman of SurveyMonkey, whose CEO — David Goldberg — died a week ago.

Lurie, who was on the board of the online survey company and was also a close friend of Goldberg’s, will take on that role for just three months, while the board conducts a search for a new CEO. He will also continue in his job at GoPro, where he is SVP of media, in charge of developing the company’s strategy around all the original content created by its users.

There are likely to be both external and internal candidates for the job of running SurveyMonkey, which was recently valued at over $2 billion.

Goldberg, 47, was the husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. He also previously worked at Yahoo, after it bought his music company many years ago, and was an active angel investor. He died suddenly last week while vacationing in Mexico.

Lurie has worked at CBS, and has also been an investor.

“I am a resource to SurveyMonkey during this transition,” said Lurie in a statement. “Dave was a strong leader who assembled an extraordinary team that is committed to fully realizing the company’s mission to help people around the world make better decisions with data.”

Added GoPro President Tony Bates: “We consider this a small opportunity to demonstrate our respect for SurveyMonkey and Dave’s legacy.”

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