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By JULIE CARR SMYTH

UPDATED: Tuesday October 2, 2012 3:42 PM

The California venture capitalist hired by Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) for a dollar to help jump start Ohio's job-creation efforts is leaving his state management job and returning to the private sector.

Mark Kvamme (KWAH'-mee) will resign as president and interim chief investment officer of JobsOhio on Nov. 1. His departure was announced Tuesday by JobsOhio board chairman Jim Boland.

Boland says the board has chosen John Minor, one of the organization's managing directors, as Kvamme's replacement.

Kasich struggled to find a place for Kvamme in his administration. The governor removed Kvamme from his first job as state development director after a lawsuit alleged his out-of-state residency made him ineligible for the job.

Kvamme was named Kasich's director of job creation, then was moved to JobsOhio.

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