Todd Sawicki at Ignite. Photo via Randy Stewart

Cheezburger’s former chief revenue officer is moving on. Todd Sawicki tells GeekWire that he’s left the Seattle-based online comedy network, a move that comes just a month after he transitioned to a new role at the company.

“I like the 2 people to 100 person ride — 100 to infinity is very different,” Sawicki tells us. He plans to remain as an adviser to the company, but is currently kicking around his next thing.

Dubbing himself a “startup guy,” Sawicki said that he has a few ideas on his next move but is being “mellow” until the end of the year.

Sawicki had served as the company’s chief revenue officer for the past three years, but that role shifted last month when Cheezburger hired former AllRecipes.com executive Amber Dunn. At the time, Sawicki transitioned to the role of Vice President of Audience.

The timing of Sawicki’s departure also is interesting given that Cheezburger is launching a new TV show on Bravo called LOLWork next month in which Sawicki plays a role.

Sawicki tells us that the TV show was finished months ago, so that wasn’t a factor.

The decision to leave was mutual, and Sawicki said that he remains a huge advocate for the Cheezburger business and will keep a “finger in the pot.” The humor network, which includes sites like Fail Blog, The Daily What and Memebase, raised $30 million last year from Madrona Venture Group, Foundry Group and others.

In a response to GeekWire, Cheezburger offered this statement:

Todd successfully helped Cheezburger become one of the largest humor destinations on the Internet and we’re glad that he was part of our growing team. In regards to LOLwork, this will not affect the show and we’re looking forward to the premiere on November 7th.

Comments

  • Anthony Stevens

    Wow – best of luck with whatever comes next, Todd! Hoping you’ll find (or create!) a “2 to 100″ situation that you can help take to infinity.

  • http://www.facebook.com/michaelckocher Mike Kocher

    Good luck Todd on your exciting next venture! I hope you’re able to travel less and spend some time enjoying the holidays before a big 2013.

  • K12

    Good luck, Todd! Your next venture will be lucky to have you!

  • http://blog.daryn.net daryn

    Good for Todd – he’s way too valuable at early-stage startup to be cooped up at Cheezburger :)

  • Guest

    Thank you, Todd! Cheezburger is the world’s foremost humour network and it’s been an honour to have had you as a part of it. Best of luck with the new ‘tup!

  • http://sawickipedia.com/ todd sawicki

    Thanks everyone – I truly appreciate the well wishes. Now to figure a Next Big Thing!

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