SurveyMonkey Appoints Lurie Interim Leader After Goldberg Death

SurveyMonkey Inc., a website for creating and analyzing online surveys, appointed Zander Lurie as its temporary executive chairman, leading the company following the death of Chief Executive Officer David Goldberg.

Lurie, who is senior vice president of media at GoPro Inc., will keep that job while he helps SurveyMonkey through the transition and the search for a replacement is conducted, SurveyMonkey said in a statement Friday. He already serves on SurveyMonkey’s board.

“I am a resource to SurveyMonkey during this transition,” Lurie said in the 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.”

Goldberg, 47, died a week ago while on vacation with family and friends in Mexico, after a treadmill accident. He was married to Facebook Inc. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, and was remembered in a memorial service this week that drew luminaries from the technology and entertainment industries.

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