issuu Hires Ex-Mozilla and Yahoo! Executives, Paul Kim and John Sturino, to Double Down on Mobile Engagement and Accelerate Growth
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- June 30, 2015 -- issuu , the world’s fastest-growing digital publishing platform, today announced the addition of two key new hires to its executive team. Paul Kim has joined as vice president of marketing and John Sturino has come on as vice president of product management and operations. These appointments come as the company focuses on enriching its mobile experience by making it easy for more than 100 million monthly visitors to navigate and discover rich content from more than 2.5 million publishers. As the explosion of content consumed on mobile platforms continues to grow, issuu is focused on solidifying its place as the premier destination for deeper, richer content from both established and independent publishers.
Prior to joining issuu, Paul Kim was executive vice president, digital marketing at WeWork , and has also served as vice president of marketing at top technology companies like Klout (acquired by Lithium Technologies ), Automattic (the parent company of WordPress.com ), and Mozilla . Paul’s focus will be leveraging issuu’s expansive cross-device platform to lead consumer and publisher growth strategy, and raising awareness and visibility of the company overall.
“My previous experiences have taught me the importance of developing thoughtful digital marketing campaigns that can attract a new generation of mobile-first consumers,” said Kim. “issuu has already created the leading platform that gives millions of publishers exposure to new audiences that crave deeper, more engaging content. Today, we have an incredible opportunity to accelerate growth and adoption on the platform, and I am excited to be a part of it.”
John Sturino, formerly executive vice president of products and partnerships at Equilar , is joining the issuu team to take charge of the product roadmap and expand issuu’s product offerings. He will also be working on expanding the monetization opportunities for issuu and its publishers . John was previously vice president of product at Braintree and before that was vice president of display advertising platforms at Yahoo! "
“Tech giants like Twitter and now Apple are trying to make a splash in the digital publishing realm, but as an early key player in the industry, issuu has already changed the game,” said Sturino. “The company’s impact on the publisher community and unique opportunity to set the framework for the next phase of creative content on the Internet led me to join the team"
“Paul and John bring great expertise into their respective roles and will only help issuu execute on our vision for the future of publishing. They join a deep and experienced management team that already includes content and tech veterans Alexander Grosse and Jeremy LaCroix,” said Joe Hyrkin, CEO of issuu. “We want to continue to be the best platform in the world for for enriching people’s lives through meaningful content, while scaling and accelerating the tremendous growth we have already seen.”
issuu’s main goal is to connect interesting content to interested people. The company now has more than 22 million publications on its platform.
For more information about issuu please visit: www.issuu.com
About issuu: issuu connects the world’s publishers to an audience of active consumers, on a global scale. Founded in Copenhagen in 2006 and headquartered in Silicon Valley, issuu is an industry leading digital publishing technology supporting publishers and content creators around the world. Visit www.issuu.com .
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