Content discovery service StumbleUpon is getting a new head of product.
Chief Product Officer Cody Simms told me he will be transitioning to an advisory role with the company at the end of August. Meanwhile, David Marks (pictured), co-founder of content recommendation engine Lumia (where he served as both CTO and CEO, though not at the same time), joined StumbleUpon as its new vice president of product on July 29.
Simms left his VP position at Yahoo to join StumbleUpon about a year ago — a switch that also involved moving from Los Angeles to San Francisco. When I emailed to ask why he’s leaving, he said: StumbleUpon has a great mission and team, an innovative business model and is solving an incredibly interesting problem. My family and I recently made the decision, however, to return to family and friends in Los Angeles. As a StumbleUpon management team, we’ve worked together […]
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