Goodbye Rich

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Today, I have the unfortunate task of relaying some sad news — Rich Buchanan, former chief marketing officer at Ooma, and former VP of marketing at Sling Media, passed away this morning due to health complications. He recently had a four-hour long open heart surgery and returned home earlier this month. As recently as Aug. 8, he was tweeting about a car drive on Twitter.

Rich left Ooma, a VoIP company, earlier this year, after helping it build traction in the retail channels. He was widely regarded in the consumer electronics business. He was a fixture at many of our events, and over the years he’d become a dear friend to me and our company. His sense of humor and ability to stay calm in even hairiest of situations is what I loved about him. I am going to miss him. Goodbye Rich!

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