Robert Sillerman’s parting words as he officially steps down as CEO of SFX
On March 29, just two days before Robert Sillerman officially stepped down as CEO of SFX Entertainment, the music mogul shared his parting words with the company’s staff. In an emotional letter – perhaps the most honest thing Sillerman has written to date — he acknowledges the universal sense of disappointment that pervades the fallen dance music conglomerate.
Sillerman goes on to stress the importance of “refocus[ing] our energies” and working toward discovering the success for which SFX had always hoped. While he plans to still contribute meaningfully to the company, he will no longer act as the eyes, ears and brains of SFX Entertainment, effective today, March 31.
Read Robert Sillermans’ farewell letter to his staff below.
As most of you are aware Thursday, March 31, will be my last day as CEO of SFX. I will remain as Chairman of the Board. The disappointment I know we all feel should not be the lasting impression that remains. We had a bold vision, a revolutionary one. That we stumbled along the way can never detract from the energy and hope that brought us all together. As we enter this next phase, despite the place we find ourselves, there is much to be proud of. It remains incumbent on all of us to refocus our energies and find the path to success that is out there. I am confident that with renewed discipline combined with passion and creativity that our original goals can and will be met.
As Chairman I remain available to help in any way that I can. I maintain both an emotional and financial interest in our company’s success and intend to participate as and when called upon. As such this is anything but a goodbye; rather a reset of roles with a renewed emphasis on collaborative success. While we aren’t where we wanted to be, and will be, it has been an honor and a pleasure.