I’m really excited that Paul Maiorana, formerly CTO of Mansueto Ventures (FastCompany & Inc Magazine), is starting his first day today at Automattic as Director of Platform Services. He’ll be working to help expand and support the fast growing WordPress.com VIP services program.
For those who are wondering, as part of the VIP program, we support and (for about half of them) host WordPress sites for amazing organizations such as CBS, Time Warner, Conde Nast, Linkedin, New York Times, National Post, NFL, NBC Sports, Yahoo News, Dow Jones, Red Hat, and many others who are using WordPress for all their blogs and vertical sites, and increasingly to run their entire sites, as CBS is doing.
Some of these VIPs are hosted with us on the WordPress.com grid, and others run their own WordPress in-house or at a 3rd party providers such as Rackspace or Amazon.
Paul is based in NY, and as a current Drupal user promises to launch his own WordPress site soon 😉
And yes, to answer the obvious question, I will be relaunching this blog on WordPress (but only because I want to, not because I have to!)