Mashable Names New Chief Operating Officer

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CFO Mike Kriak Will Add Role of COO.

Mashable, the leading media company for the Connected Generation, announced today that Sharon Feder, Chief Operating Officer, will be departing the company after five years of dedicated service. She will become an advisor to the company. Mike Kriak, Mashable’s Chief Financial Officer, will be adding the role of Chief Operating Officer, effective June 1, 2013.

Feder held several roles at the company since joining in 2008, including Managing Editor and Publisher. She played a key role in building and hiring the editorial and community teams, developing custom content and the company’s human resources and culture.

“Sharon has been an invaluable teammate to all of us,” said Pete Cashmore, CEO and Founder. “She was instrumental in growing the editorial voice of Mashable and building our community, where she brought creativity and innovative thinking that has helped Mashable become the leading media company for the Connected Generation.”

Mike Kriak, who joined Mashable as CFO, will now oversee operations.

“Since Mike joined Mashable he has brought great expertise, passion, and ingenuity to all aspects of the business," Cashmore added. “I’m thrilled that Mike will be expanding his role to include operations, his leadership is key to our rapid expansion."

Before joining Mashable, Kriak worked for Haymarket Media for ten years. He served as the company’s Chief Operations Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary. He was instrumental in growing the company’s reach by launching numerous brands and integrating acquisitions.

About Mashable:
Mashable is a leading source for news, information and inspiration for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable’s 25 million unique visitors and more than 11 million social media followers have become one of the most engaged digital networks in the world. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

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