By Evan DeSimone
Vimeo has confirmed that Greg Clayman, who most recently headed content and programming, will depart the company by the end of the year.
Clayman has been with Vimeo since 2013. As head of content and programming, Clayman led its Vimeo On Demand service, which has been a major driver of growth for the streaming platform in recent years. According to as statement provided by Vimeo, his responsibilities will be absorbed by Sam Toles in his newly expanded position as head of global content acquisitions and distribution. Toles will report to general manager Michael Weissman, who already manages Vimeo’s core subscription service for content creators.
CEO Kerry Trainor praised the outgoing exec in a statement, saying, “Over the past two years, Greg’s tremendous passion and energy propelled Vimeo On Demand from an interesting experiment to a rapidly growing global marketplace. Having achieved this important milestone, Greg has decided to depart Vimeo at the end of the year to explore new entrepreneurial opportunities. While I’m sorry to see Greg leave our team, I’m excited to see what he does next and I have no doubt that Greg and Vimeo will continue to partner in the future.”
Although both Trainor and Clayman made statements alluding to future entrepreneurial opportunities, neither shed any light on what Clayman’s post-Vimeo career might look like.
Clayman previously served as head of digital strategy at NewsCorp, where he led the company’s ultimately unsuccessful attempt to launch publications designed for early tablet users. Clayman has also held distribution and development roles at Viacom’s MTV.
Vimeo also confirmed that it will soon seek a new head of programming to lead up its rapidly expanding original content efforts. That individual will lead Vimeo’s in-house curration team responsible for the site’s popular “staff picks” feature.