Published on March 8th, 2012 | by Kim LaCapria0
Reddit Names New CEO in Blog Post After Lengthy Search
In September, the social aggregation site Reddit indicated that it was trawling the community for a new CEO- seeking a candidate that avidly Reddits in order to helm the site.
If Reddit is rife with anything, it’s information- the site is a huge treasure trove of images, links, discussions, debates and memes- so it stands to reason that a search for a Reddit CEO on Reddit could take quite some time. And today, on the official Reddit blog, a new CEO announced himself and invited Redditors to a a future IAmA session, expected in the next week or two.
In part, Yishan Wong explains that he didn’t think initially he’d be able to land the CEO gig at Reddit:
“At first, I didn’t really quite believe I was a serious candidate. It didn’t seem real, and I knew that I didn’t match the profile of what you might consider (or so I thought) a CEO candidate. I don’t have the polish and the poise and the schmoozing, and I don’t play golf. Instead, I’m an engineer and a leader of engineers and I play Starcraft (poorly). But as I continued the conversations, I came to understand that reddit wasn’t looking for a conventional CEO candidate, because reddit is not a conventional company.”
You can read Wong’s full intro over on Reddit’s blog.