Quincy Smith will leave his post as CEO of CBS Interactive in January as he starts an independent advisory business, CBS Corp. said Wednesday.
Smith will then advise the company on strategies and opportunities for growth across its interactive businesses.
Smith has led CBS Interactive since November 2006. Neil Ashe will continue as president of the division.
“Quincy helped put CBS Interactive on the map and we are now a top 10 presence in premium content,” said CBS Corp. president and CEO Leslie Moonves.
Previously, Smith was an executive with banking boutique Allen & Company, where he advised companies such as Comcast, Google and CBS.