Time Warner’s Turner unit is losing the TV veteran who has been the outfit’s chief research officer. Variety reports that Howard Shimmel is leaving the company.
“Shimmel departs after Turner elevated Stephano Kim, who had been executive vice president of digital strategy and operations and chief data strategist, to the role of interim chief analytics officer,” Variety reports. “He will supervise a newly aligned unit that specializes in corporate data strategy and analytics, the structure of which is currently being formalized, the company said in a statement.”
Shimmel, who is expected to exit the company after working on some special projects, felt the new structure did not ensure he would continue to have a “sufficiently challenging” role, according to the company. “Employees were told of the move in January and Shimmel has been telling industry partners,” Variety notes.
Shimmel has been with Turner since 2012.