K2 Digital’s de Ganon Exits

NEW YORK — After nearly eight years at the helm of K2 Digital, Matthew de Ganon has left the New York-based digital services agency.

“I’ve seen the company through the good times and the bad. You wake up one day and say, ‘now what?’ ” the former executive chairman of K2 explained. “You need something to inspire you and take you to the next phase.” He is considering opportunities in the technology and software sector.

Last week, de Ganon wrote in an e-mail to colleagues: “I am exceedingly proud of what we did at K2; not simply good work, but world-class thinking. However, there comes a time when one must look for new challenges.”

His departure comes seven months after Integrated Information Systems, a Tempe, Ariz.-based technology and business consultancy, acquired certain assets and the executive management and professional staff of K2. The shop continues to service clients under the K2 name.

Lynn Fantom, formerly president and chief executive officer of K2, exited after the merger’s completion last December to serve as chairman and CEO of ID Media, a joint venture between Initiative Media and Draftworldwide.