NEW YORK (AP) - Subway's chief marketing officer Tony Pace is leaving the company to start a marketing consultancy.

NEW YORK (AP) Subway's chief marketing officer Tony Pace is leaving the company to start a marketing consultancy.

The news comes nearly two weeks after the home of the chain's long-time pitchman Jared Fogle was raided. Pace said in a phone interview Monday his departure is unrelated to that matter and that he had been talking with the company about the move for "awhile."

Subway did not immediately provide any other details beyond confirming the move.

Pace said his departure from Subway is slated to be effective Sept. 30, but that he will continue as chairman of the Association of National Advertisers. He joined Subway in 2006 and was named chief marketing officer in 2012.