CollegeHumor co-founder Ricky Van Veen has friended Facebook — he’s heading there in the newly created role of Head of Global Creative Strategy. The move marks the second major departure from Barry Diller’s IAC in as many days, following Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor’s announced departure Monday.
Van Veen announced his new job today on, naturally, his Facebook page. “This essentially means that I’ll be working with all types of creators and organizations to figure out how best to use the biggest network in the world to better connect people with engaging and meaningful content,” Van Veen wrote.
IAC acquired a controlling interest in the popular CollegeHumor site in 2006. “As of this summer,” Van Veen writes, “I’ll have clocked an even decade working at IAC since they acquired our companies in 2006. It’s been even longer since I coded the original CollegeHumor website while a weirdo freshman in an unkempt dorm.”
According to Van Veen, he’ll start work at Facebook next month, and will spend his time between San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles. He adds that “things are just getting started” with regard to “Facebook’s opportunity to leverage great content (specifically video) to the right audiences.”
In addition to his CollegeHumor work, Van Veen was the CEO of IAC’s Notional, and producer of TV shows including Food Network’s Chopped. He’s married to Girls star Allison Williams.
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