13 maggio 2014 | 17:08

Si dimette il presidente di BuzzFeed, Jon Steinberg

Jon Steinberg, chief operating officer e presidente di BuzzFeed, sta per lasciare l’azienda per intraprendere altre iniziative nel campo dei media e della tecnologia. Steinberg, che è anche collaboratore di Cnbc, era entrato in BuzzFeed quattro anni fa come il quindicesimo dipendente della startup (ora sono circa 500). Dopo il suo addio – la cui notizia sta facendo il giro del web – resterà consigliere attraverso il suo ruolo in Lerer Ventures, azionista della società.

Jon Steinberg

Jon Steinberg

Sotto la guida di Steinberg e del ceo Jonah Peretti, il famoso sito d’informazione americano ha avuto grande risonanza nel mondo pubblicitario grazie al native advertising, la stategia che permette ai marchi di promuoversi attraverso dei contenuti che si avvicinano molto a quelli giornalistici.

“Non dico banalmente che trascorrerò più tempo con la famiglia”, ha detto Steinberg. “Anzi, vado ad intraprendere un altro grande progetto nel settore dei media e della tecnologia perché questa è la mia passione. O darò avvio a qualcosa di nuovo o mi unirò a qualche progetto che ha bisogno di essere costruito”.

Ecco il messaggio di saluto inviato da Steinberg allo staff di BuzzFeed e pubblicato da Business Insider:

Jon and I want to share some important news with you. Jon has decided after four years of being President and COO of BuzzFeed, it’s time for him to move on to new ventures and challenges and will be moving into an advisor role at BuzzFeed. As you know, Jon was instrumental in building BuzzFeed into the great company we are today; joining as the 15th employee in a tiny SoHo office, defining and growing our innovative social content advertising products, helping grow the company to 500 employees all over the world and building a strong, profitable operation. After four spectacular years at BuzzFeed, Jon has decided it’s time to move on but we will miss him a huge amount. I thought you would be interested to know that Jon will join Lerer Ventures as an advisor so he will very much remain part of the family. He will also be pursuing new challenges in the web and media space.

We will miss having him in the office every day, though we’re delighted he will be an advisor to BuzzFeed transitioning his work with all of you.

Both of us believe we have all built something special here, and the company is in spectacular shape and primed for even greater things in the future.

We’re so thankful for Jon’s leadership that helped get us here. He will always be family to us. We are growing and continuing our mission of building a media company that is anchored around social, and a business that is transforming the advertising industry.

We think the best days are ahead for BuzzFeed. Thank you all for your hard work and we’re excited about pressing forward to continue to do huge things! Jon will say his own good-byes to you over the next few weeks but even after that he will be available to us.

Onward,
Jonah and Jon