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Longtime Vimeo CTO Andrew Pile Has Left the Video Site (Exclusive)

Vimeo’s longtime CTO Andrew Pile has left the company. Pile, who had been with Vimeo on various assignments for around a decade and was one of its first employees, left the video site last Friday, Variety has learned.

A Vimeo spokesperson confirmed the departure, adding that the company has begun the search for a new CTO to lead its engineering team.

In a statement, Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor said: “After over a decade at Vimeo, Andrew Pile has decided to step down from his role as CTO. We couldn’t thank him enough for his commitment building and nurturing the Vimeo platform into what its become today. As employee #1, Andrew was integral to establishing the unique Vimeo brand, community and culture, and will be dearly missed. We wish him all the best.”

Pile joined Vimeo after a stint as a senior developer at the also IAC-funded CollegeHumor, which originally incubate Vimeo. He initially served as Vimeo’s director of development, but became VP of product and development in 2009 and finally CTO in 2012.

Vimeo, which is owned by IAC, has had a few notable departures in recent months. Late last year, former News Corp. exec and The Daily publisher Greg Clayman left Vimeo after two years as the video service’s head of on-demand. And in January, site team lead Fabrizio Giordano left the company as well.

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Still, Vimeo looks to be in a fairly stable position. Four years ago, IAC was reportedly looking to sell Vimeo. These days, it has become a growing contributor to IAC’s bottom line, ending 2015 with 676,000 paying subscribers.

And Vimeo has put a lot of effort behind its on-demand program, which lets consumers rent and buy indie films and TV shows. By the end of 2015, more that 1.2 million consumers had opened their wallet for on demand content on Vimeo, according to IAC’s Q4 results.

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