Consumer Internet Expert Joins Company’s Senior Leadership Team
SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – Jun 28, 2012) – StumbleUpon, the easiest way to find new and interesting things from across the Web, today announced that Cody Simms, most recently a Vice President of Product Management at Yahoo!, has joined the company’s executive team as Vice President of Product.
In his new role, Simms will oversee all of StumbleUpon’s product management and design efforts, including the StumbleUpon consumer property and the Paid Discovery advertising platform. Simms is working in StumbleUpon’s San Francisco headquarters.
“Cody has great experience and vision connecting consumers with engaging and entertaining experiences online,” said Garrett Camp, StumbleUpon Chairman and co-founder. “During his time at Yahoo!, he created and grew several key properties and held leadership roles across a number of different high profile initiatives, including media, social, developer platforms and publisher networks. We believe his experience will take StumbleUpon to the next level.”
“StumbleUpon is solving an incredibly exciting problem: there is an ever-growing, nearly infinite amount of media available to discover and no easy way to know what’s new and interesting,” said Simms. “StumbleUpon has stepped in as your personalized guide for the web, providing a simple interface across all key devices to help you easily discover new, surprising, and engaging content matched to your interests. We’re redefining content discovery, and I couldn’t be more excited to join.”
Simms spent seven years at Yahoo!, where he was most recently Vice President of Product Management, overseeing Yahoo!’s entertainment and lifestyles product portfolio globally including Yahoo! Movies, Yahoo! Music, Yahoo! TV, omg!, Shine and Yahoo! Games. Cody also served as a lecturer at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism from 2007-2010, where he instructed graduate degree seekers on Internet entrepreneurialism, community and social networking. Earlier in his career, Cody held product management positions at The New York Times, Sprint, NBC Internet, and Snap.com. He holds an MA in Transnational Communications and Global Media from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Kansas with a BA in history and East Asian languages and cultures. When he’s not online, Cody can often be found in the Pacific Ocean on his surfboard, trying to make his Kansas family proud by actually catching some waves.
StumbleUpon is the easiest way to discover new and interesting things from across the Web. More than 25 million people turn to StumbleUpon to be informed, entertained and surprised by content and information recommended just for them. In addition, more than 75,000 brands, publishers and other marketers have used StumbleUpon’s Paid Discovery platform to tell their stories and promote their products and services. Explore more at www.stumbleupon.com.