10 Most Famous Jilted "Spouses" in Business

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Rob Kalin

What seemed to be a classic on-again-off-again relationship ended for good (we think?) this summer. The saga began when Kalin, Etsy's founder, gave up his role as CEO in 2008, but came back just a year later. But alas, the relationship was not meant to be. In July of this year, Etsy CTO Chad Dickerson announced on the company’s blog that he would stepping up as the new CEO, which meant Kalin was out (again). Although Dickerson claimed it was all Kalin's idea to step down, the start-up world has doubts it was amicable.