Claude Galipeau leaves Rogers Media

Digital media general manager and senior vice president Claude Galipeau has left Rogers Media.
Claude-Galipeau

Digital media general manager and senior vice president Claude Galipeau has left Rogers Media.

“Claude Galipeau and I have been working closely with the new chief digital officer on strategic and financial plans for the digital division,” newly-installed Rogers Media president Keith Pelley said in an e-mail to staff last Wednesday.

A new chief digital officer to replace Galipeau at Rogers will be announced shortly.

“I want to thank Claude for his leadership of the digital division during the last two years and especially for his support and cooperation with this leadership transition,” Pelley added.

Galipeau moved to Rogers Media from Montreal-based Astral in late 2008, after early executive stints with then Alliance Atlantis Communications, the CBC and Salter Street Films.

While at Rogers, he helped stick-handle the acquisition of a minority stake in Michael Eisner’s web video studio Vuguru, which includes controlling Canadian rights to its web-based content.

Rogers Media also recently bolstered its online visibility, especially in Quebec, by acquiring BV! Media for around $25 million.