Chad Randall, Vice President (Sales) for b5media is no longer with the company, The Inquisitr has learned and confirmed through an online source.
The circumstances behind his departure though have not been disclosed. What we do know is that at the time of writing Randall has not been replaced, and we are unable to find the position advertised online either at the b5media blog, or through an extensive Google search.
Without 100% certainty, the evidence points to Randall being put off unexpectedly. He’s removed b5media as his current job on LinkedIn, he hasn’t replaced it with a new job. He’s also disappeared online, not updating his Twitter account or blogs since he left the company; that’s more significant than it sounds because one of Randall’s blogs is dedicated to Twitter marketing, and he’s a heavy Twitter user. If he was leaving the company for another position or on happy terms, he would have likely mentioned it somewhere publicly, but instead there is silence.
Abolishing the position also makes sense in the context of cuts being made at b5media by new CEO Elaine Kunda. We’ve also heard second hand (so not verified) that b5media staff are nervous about job cuts at the moment. Randall was appointed to the position by former CEO Jeremy Wright and the two were close, so that his job would be the first to go isn’t surprising.
I’ve asked Randall for comment and will update the post if received. Given he’s likely under an NDA, I’d be surprised to receive a substantive response.
Update: Randall advises via email that he’s left the company to take a year off with his family. Interesting times at b5media and we wish him all the best, and I know from experience how family can suffer when you’re working a startup.
Standard disclosure: I was a founder of b5media but have had nothing to do with the company since November 2006.