Catalane will remain on Ziff’s board of directors. His departure comes after Derek Irwin left as CFO last August to join VNU.
Randy Zane, VP-corporate communications for Ziff Davis, said the company recently reorganized into three operating groups—consumer/small business, game and enterprise—each with its own president.
Catalane’s departure comes as Ziff struggles with declining print revenue, which fell 10% in the third quarter last year compared with the same period in 2004. However, online revenue was up 23% during the same period. Fourth-quarter numbers are due out soon.