Tech reddit CEO yishan wong

Published on March 8th, 2012 | by Kim LaCapria


Reddit Names New CEO in Blog Post After Lengthy Search

reddit CEO yishan wong

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.



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Kim LaCapria is a writer and editor based in New York. A longtime information junkie, she began blogging full-time at the Inquisitr in 2009. Prior to that, she worked as a marketing assistant in the cosmetics and skincare industry. In addition to her writing for fortytwotimes, she also writes for Medacity and The Inquisitr. Kim is also a contributor for SocialNewsDaily, Indyposted, and TotallyMoney. In the past, she contributed to Lipstick and Luxury and managed social media accounts and blogs for several small and mid-sized businesses.

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