Wylie Aronow (Gordon Goner) confirms he is not ready to return to part-time work at Yuga Labs, despite steady progress in his health.
Gordon continues to oversee operations at Yuga Labs and proposes strategic changes while supporting the current management.
Although facing health challenges, Aronow expresses confidence in Yuga’s leadership and the company’s projects for 2024.
Wylie Aronow’s Health
Wylie Aronow, also known as Gordon Goner and co-founder of Yuga Labs, recently addressed the rumors regarding his potential return to Yuga Labs. After being diagnosed with congestive heart failure in January, Aronow took a leave of absence and stated that he is not yet ready to return to work, even part-time. He emphasizes the importance of his long-term health.
Managing Yuga Labs During Its Founder’s Absence
Despite stepping back from day-to-day operations, Gordon Goner continues to play a key role in overseeing Yuga Labs’ operations, the company behind NFT projects such as Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and CryptoPunks. He has identified key issues within the company and suggested necessary changes, demonstrating his ongoing commitment as a board member and strategic advisor.
Aronow expresses confidence in Yuga Labs’ current leadership, anticipating a pivotal year in 2024. Despite health challenges, he remains optimistic about the future of the company and its brands. However, he emphasizes the need to find a balance between work and personal health, acknowledging that he has pushed his limits in the past.
The announcement of Daniel Alegre, former President and COO of Activision Blizzard, as the new CEO of Yuga Labs, showcases the company’s evolution since its founding by Aronow, Greg Solano, Zeshan Ali, and Kerem Atalay in February 2021.