Jeff Price, Head of SI’s Web Operations, Exits

Jeff Price, the long-time head of Sports Illustrated’s Web operations, has resigned his position as SI Digital president, effective immediately.

Time Inc. veteran Vivek Shah, who became group digital president of the company’s newly formed News group during a reorganization that took place last fall, will assume Price’s responsibilities at SI Digital, as no replacement has been named. It is unclear what’s next for Price, though according to Time Inc.’s press release he is leaving the company to “pursue new opportunites.”

Price’s Sports Illustrated tenure goes back to 2002 when he was named the magazine’s vp/chief marketing officer. He became president of SI Digital in 2005.

During his tenure the SI.com has enjoyed steady growth as Price helped steer several successful initiatives, including the launch of the community platform FanNation.com and the introduction of MySI.com, a personalized, open source version of SI.com.