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Kevin Krim, general manager and senior vice president of CNBC Digital, will be leaving the network, according to a memo sent to network staff today and obtained by TVNewser. “Despite best efforts on both sides, over several months, I’m disappointed to let you know that Kevin Krim has decided to leave CNBC,” said Mark Hoffman, president of CNBC.
It’s unclear where Krim is headed, but he’s said to be considering several offers and will remain with CNBC through July 1.
Krim and his wife, Marina, operate the Lulu and Leo Fund, which provides art and science programs to disadvantaged kids. Last year, they served 2,300 children–all in honor of their children, who were killed in 2012–allegedly by their part-time nanny.
The Krims hope to double the number of children helped by the fund in 2015.
Hoffman’s memo in full:
From: CNBC Employee Communications (CNBC)
Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:24 PM
Subject: Message from Mark Hoffman
Despite best efforts on both sides, over several months, I’m disappointed to let you know that Kevin Krim has decided to leave CNBC.
During the past three years, Kevin played an important role leading the CNBC Digital team and made significant contributions to help us evolve this dynamic, fast-growing and profitable part of the CNBC brand.
Under Kevin’s leadership, the Digital team accomplished a great deal across our entire suite of products and services and forged some critically important strategic relationships and investments. The results of all these initiatives have been impressive with CNBC Digital quickly rising in both competitive rankings and prestige.
Perhaps Kevin’s greatest contribution is the team he helped build, creating an organization that is in terrific shape to continue its growth trajectory.
Kevin has many and varied passions and is considering a number of exciting options. He will share news about his next professional move soon.
I’m pleased Kevin will be with us through Wednesday, July 1st. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be working together on transition details.
Please join me in thanking Kevin for all of his great work here at CNBC.