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Skullcandy searching for new GC, CFO

Mitch Edwards will leave the company as of April 1

Put down your skateboards: The call is out for only the sickest, most rebellious GCs on the block.

Skullcandy, the headphone and apparel designer for music and action sports lifestyles that can be found crowning much of the youth on your local public transit system, is currently searching for a new GC and chief financial officer.

The company with the distinctive skull logo announced yesterday that current CFO and GC Mitch Edwards has tendered his resignation. Edwards, who has been with Skullcandy since 2010, will leave the company to pursue other opportunities, but will stay on throughout the end of the month in order to facilitate a smooth transition. He will be available to consult on an as-needed basis after April 1.

During his tenure with Skullcandy, Edwards helped guide the company through its IPO process and evolution into a public company. He also was instrumental in closing a pair of acquisitions.

Prior to Skullcandy, Edwards was CFO and GC of Internet software provider BitTorrent from 2007 to 2010, and served as CFO at a number of other technology companies after leaving Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in 1996, where he was a partner.

"I am proud of our accomplishments over the past two years as we have transformed Skullcandy from a private company to a public company with rapidly-expanding international operations," Edwards said in a release. "I am grateful for the opportunity to have been part of the Skullcandy family during this exciting period of infrastructure and overall growth, and thank our amazing employees, global partners and customers for their support and friendship. While I am ending my role as chief financial officer and general counsel of the company, I will remain a fan and shareholder of Skullcandy."

The company has retained Gent & Associates to lead the search for Edwards’ successor.

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