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Znak stepped into the role less than a year ago

Less than a year after stepping into the top post, Zodiak USA CEO Natalka Znak is departing the company to pursue new professional endeavors.

Znak will exit at the end of the month, when her contract is up. A spokesperson at the shingle stated the departure is “amicable.”

Zodiak does not have a successor lined up yet.

In July, Znak was officially tapped as the CEO of Zodiak’s Stateside arm, just a handful of months after former chief Grant Mansfield stepped down to return to the U.K. She oversaw Zodiak’s U.S. programming slate which includes reality skeins “Celebrity Wife Swap,” “Killer Karaoke” and TruTV’s hit show “Hardcore Pawn.”

Move is surprising as her short tenure as CEO was moving in a successful direction with “Pawn” establishing itself as backbone programming for TruTV, and “Wife Swap” still pulling solid numbers for the Alphabet. What’s more, Znak was even profiled by Gawker for her work on “Karaoke.”

Before her CEO appointment, Znak served as chief creative officer for Zodiak Media, selling nearly 20 shows for the production company.

“Natalka has been a fantastic producer and leader for us over the past three years,” said Jonathan Slow, CEO of Zodiak Americas. “We’re sorry to see her go, and wish her the best in her future endeavors.”

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