A group of Second Life avatarsBob Komin, Linden Lab’s CFO and COO has departed Linden Lab after a more than two-and-a-half year stint through some pretty tough times at the company.

Komin turned the company around from Q2 2010 to Q1 2011, reversing the company’s high cash burn-rate and guiding it to record profitability as the head of the Global Technical Operations, QA, Customer Support, IT, HR, Legal, Finance and Accounting teams.

Komin was also reportedly responsible for the hiring of the current CEO, Rod Humble, after serving as acting CEO for most of the stretch between Mark Kingdon’s departure and Humble’s arrival in early 2011. As individuals, Komin had more personal impact on Linden Lab and its products than almost any other in the last five years.

Linden Lab confirmed Komin’s departure officially yesterday, saying, “After more than two and a half years at Linden Lab, Bob Komin has moved on to pursue a new opportunity. Linden Lab is thankful for his contributions to the company, and we wish him all the best in his next endeavor.”

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