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Grey will take time off before making move

Brian Grey, having left the chief executive position at Bleacher Report earlier this month, will take at least a few months off before determining his next career step. With backgrounds in venture capital and even baseball scouting, Grey will not lack for options. But his departure was not unlike many startup acquisition situations, where the chief executive of the acquired company stays on for a while to ensure an orderly transition, and then departs.

“I am very proud to have led the rapid growth of the B/R brand, audience and relationships with advertisers that resulted in a great outcome for employees and investors,” Grey said upon departing. “I am equally proud to have led the successful integration of B/R into Turner that has made the acquisition a great investment for them. It’s the perfect time for me to hand it off to the Turner team to take it from here.”

Added a rival sports digital media executive, “Brian did a great job packaging the company for sale, getting it done, and I’m happy for him. But I’m not surprised he’s moved on and we’re now at this step.”

— Eric Fisher