AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Lays Off COO Kim Partoll and SVP John Kannapell

Posted Sep 16, 2009

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong has fired two major executives recently. Armstrong fired COO Kim Partoll and SVP of search and local media John Kannapell. Armstrong is preparing to spin AOL off from Time Warner as a public company again. People within the organization said that they are not planning on replacing the two anytime soon either.

Partoll was responsible for AOL’s mobile initiatives which will now be delegated to new hire Brad Garlinghouse. Kannapell’s job will be given to Jeff Levick.