Lytro has hired Jason Rosenthal, the former CEO of Ning, to be its new CEO. Mr. Rosenthal joins Lytro from Silver Lake, where he was an Operating Executive.

Mr. Rosenthal comes to Lytro with more than 20 years of experience. He has held leadership positions at HP, Opsware (formerly Loudcloud), AOL and Netscape, besides being the CEO of Ning.  Mr. Rosenthal has also worked on the product teams at Netscape and AOL. He began his career working for Rebuild LA, an inner city economic development organization founded in the wake of the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

Mr. Rosenthal holds a B.A. in history from Pomona College, where he also serves on the board of trustees. He received his M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.