Financial analyst Guy Hallwright, who injured a man's legs in a road rage incident, has left his job at Forsyth Barr.
Company chairman Sir Eion Edgar confirmed the prominent market analyst had left the company but would not specify whether he resigned or was fired.
Last month, Parnell resident Hallwright, 60, was sentenced to 250 hours community work, disqualified from driving for 18 months and ordered to pay victim Sung Jin Kim $20,000 reparation for causing grievous bodily harm with reckless disregard.
Kim has had several operations since the incident took place, just over two years ago, and said his work and family life had suffered.
Upon his sentencing, the court heard that Hallwright, driving his daughter to a music recording in his Saab convertible, had become annoyed by Kim who was driving behind him in Mt Eden.
Kim said Hallwright gave him the fingers and swore at him while stopped at the traffic lights.
Hallwright denied deliberately driving into Kim and said he was afraid he might have had gangster connections and a weapon when the two of them confronted each other.
Judge Raoul Neave said that Hallwright, who had a "spotless reputation and impeccable character", had shown genuine remorse and he had offered Kim a significant payment.
The charge carried a maximum five-year prison term but the judge stressed "you are not buying yourself out of a proper sentence".
Since the court case, there had been rumours of Hallwright being forced out but managing director Neil Paviour-Smith would only say his last day of work was yesterday.
It was not appropriate to discuss the reasons for him ending his employment with the company, he said.
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