Throughout the week, we’ve been receiving tips regarding the status of one Paran Johar, who’s basically spent the last five years at mobile ad company Jumptap, where he served as CMO. From what our spies allege, the Los Angeles-based Johar was let go from Jumptap in the last week or two due to issues including conflict of interest, specifically his growing interest in the Mobile Media Upfront, which, yeah, he actually founded.
Our inquiries to the company have been unanswered, but we’re hearing that Johar hasn’t been seen in the office for a few weeks. Prior to joining Jumptap, Johar served as EVP of digital marketing for MRM and spent several years as managing director of Tribal DDB’s Los Angeles office. Paran, if you’re out there, give us a shout since your company hasn’t done an adequate job in doing so.
Update: Well, that was quick. The Jumptap camp confirms Johar’s departure and that he’s leaving to focus on his various conferences. The company adds that there are no plans at the moment to replace him and that they’re actually sponsoring some of the departing exec’s events. Phew, ok, on with the day.
Update 2: So much for that. Now, a source sends us a memo from Jumptap president/CEO George Bell that went out to staff on Wednesday. Peep it after the jump.