Motricity CEO Wuerch Out

8/22/11Follow @curtwoodward

Ryan Wuerch is out as CEO of Motricity (NASDAQ: MOTR) and is no longer on the board, the company announced today. Motricity said Wuerch’s termination was “mutually agreed,” but it gave no reason for the change. President and chief operating officer Jim Smith was named interim CEO, and is being considered for the permanent position while the company conducts a broader search. Motricity, a mobile software service company, moved to the Seattle area in late 2007 when it acquired the mobile division of Infospace for $135 million. The company completed a disappointing IPO in 2009. Shares were down more than 7 percent on news of the CEO change.

Curt Woodward is a senior editor for Xconomy based in Boston. Email: cwoodward@xconomy.com Follow @curtwoodward

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