AOL confirms former Gilt Groupe/Martha Stewart Living head Susan Lyne has been hired to run its...

|About: AOL Inc. (AOL)|By:, SA News Editor
AOL confirms former Gilt Groupe/Martha Stewart Living head Susan Lyne has been hired to run its online media brands, and that COO Artie Minson (formerly in charge of this unit, as well as AOL's dial-up ISP and 3rd-party ad network ops) is leaving following a transition period. A spokesperson tells TechCrunch AOL will "not be backfilling the COO role." The company says the move is part of an effort "to streamline its operations and give its business unit leaders more autonomy." (yesterday: I, II)