"First things first: we'll continue to serve you on odesk.com, and Elance customers will continue to work on elance.com. In other words, oDesk and Elance will operate separately and as usual, even after the merger is complete."
"I've decided that after the merger closes I will step aside and hand the reins of the merged company to Fabio Rosati, Elance's CEO. I will remain involved as a strategic advisor."
"Who will lead the new company? oDesk executive chairman Thomas Layton will continue in the same role at the combined company, and Elance CEO Fabio Rosati will serve as chief executive officer."