When Matt Hulett announced today that he was stepping down as chief executive at Seattle Web startup Mpire, he wanted to wait awhile before discussing his next job.
But by mid-afternoon Xconomy heard whispers that Hulett was going to return to RealNetworks, as chief revenue officer of its RealGames division.
Hulett was the founding consumer products manager at Real before he left to help Mika Salmi found Atom Films in 1998, but he’s stayed in touch with Real founder Rob Glaser over the years.
I went to the top for clarification, and this was Glaser’s response:
“Isn’t it great that the Mariners brought Griffey back after he was away for a decade?”