Skype Hires Motorola Exec for COO

Skype has named Scott Durchslag COO, according to MediaPost, who will bring 20 years of experience to the position—including stints with The Chasm Group, Grand Central and McKinsey & Company.

Most recently, and more significantly, Durchslag served as Motorola’s corporate vice president of Global Product & Experience Invention. The report said that Durchslag spent five years with the consumer electronics giant, taking on roles such as general manager of South Asia and Chief Strategy Officer of the personal communications sector.

As has been widely reported, Motorola is shedding high-level executives left, right, and sideways, so it’s interesting to see one of them take a position at a VoIP company (and one that’s wholly owned by eBay).