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NBCU CEO Steve Burke to retire; Roku searching for new CFO

S&P Global Market Intelligence presents a rundown of executive changes in the U.S. technology, media and telecommunications industries.

Top moves

* NBCUniversal Media LLC's head of film and network television will become CEO of the Comcast Corp.-owned media company Jan. 1, 2020, as longtime executive Steve Burke prepares for retirement after the Tokyo Olympics. Jeff Shell will become CEO of NBCUniversal, reporting to Burke, who will resign from the CEO role and become chairman. Burke plans to retire Aug. 14, 2020.

Other news

* Robert Worshek joined Townsquare Media Inc. as senior vice president and chief accounting officer. Worshek succeeded Linda Lie, who will transition to a new role in the company's accounting department.

* Telaria Inc. agreed to merge with The Rubicon Project Inc. in a stock-for-stock transaction, after which Rubicon Project CEO and President Michael Barrett will be named CEO of the combined company.

* National CineMedia Inc. CFO Katie Scherping is retiring from the company, effective March 12, 2020. Scherping will stay on as a consultant after March to support the transition to the new CFO.

* TripAdvisor Inc. appointed Geoffrey Gouvalaris chief accounting officer of the company. Since 2011, Gouvalaris has served in various accounting roles within the company and was most recently vice president of accounting and financial reporting.

* Marchex Inc. appointed John Roswech as chief revenue officer of the company. Roswech will lead the company's sales and customer success organizations. He most recently was the executive vice president of Criteo Brand Solutions for Criteo SA.

* Steve Louden will step down as CFO of Roku Inc. Louden, who joined Roku in 2015, plans to stay until the company finds his successor.

* Boingo Wireless Inc. will eliminate about 80 jobs, or 16% of its workforce, as part of a restructuring plan. The company expects to complete the restructuring in early 2020, with the related cash payments expected by March 31, 2020.

* DHI Group Inc. CFO Luc Grégoire is leaving the company by mutual agreement and was succeeded by Kevin Bostick, effective Dec. 16. Grégoire will remain with DHI Group in an advisory role until February 2020. Bostick previously was a partner and CFO at investment firm Level 5 Capital Partners.