Zunch Execs Depart, Form New Company Kinetic

Kevin Ryan, known to many for his search column at iMedia Connection, has departed along with four other Zunch Communications executives to restart a new firm called Kinetic Results.

Ryan joined Zunch only about two months ago, back at the end of July. He was the chief strategy officer for Zunch. Before joining Zunch, he was at Kinetic, the firm he appears to have created after departing from Did-It. He joined Did-It in December 2004 but left soon after. Prior to Did-It, he worked for Wahlstrom Interactive.

Departing with Ryan from Zunch are Giovanni Gallucci, Zunch's former president and COO; Tony Wright, the former chief interactive marketing officer; Anthony Zapata, the former director of business development; and Dave Wilkie, the former executive vice president. More details can be found in this Kinetics press release.

Spotted via Andy Beal, Zunch has posted its own press release about the departures, saying executive positions created prior to its growth needed to be restructured to omit "red tape that slowed us down."

When Ryan was hired about two months ago, Zunch pitched the opposite, that creating a new position and bringing in Ryan was to help usher in a "new phase" for the company.

Want to discuss? Threadwatch has some talk going on here, and you can also visit our SEW Forums thread, Executive Management Team Leaves Zunch Communications.

Postscript: Zunch Execs Jump Ship, Join Together has coverage of the move.