Change.org, World's Largest Petition Platform, Hires New CTO

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Change.org hires former Yahoo! lead technology evangelist Tom Hughes-Croucher as company’s new chief technology officer.

Change.org has hired Tom Hughes-Croucher as its new chief technology officer. Hughes-Croucher will serve as both technical and managerial lead for the company’s 30-person product and engineering team.

Hughes-Croucher is a well-known technology speaker and author and holds positions on the advisory boards of several technology startups. He had an extensive career at Yahoo!, where he worked on the Yahoo! homepage, one of the most visited sites on the internet with billions of pageviews each month. He also lead technology evangelism for Yahoo! in North America. After leaving Yahoo! Hughes-Croucher joined the cloud computing provider Joyent to serve as their Chief Evangelist. He subsequently started his own consulting firm, Jetpacks for Dinosaurs, where he helped lead key new engineering projects for Fortune 500 companies and startups.

In addition, Hughes-Croucher has been active in internet-related social good work, including being a contributor to W3C Web Standards for computer Accessibility, founding member of the UK-based Open Rights Group, and founder of the soon-to-launch Computer Science for Kids Foundation.

Hughes-Croucher will work from the company’s San Francisco headquarters in Potrero Hill. The world’s largest petition platform, Change.org has staff in 20 countries to serve its 20 million international users. The company is growing by 2 million users each month, making it one of the country’s fastest-growing social enterprises.

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Change.org is the world's largest petition platform, empowering people everywhere to create the change they want to see. There are more than 20 million users in 196 countries who use our tools to transform their communities – locally, nationally and globally.

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