Matt Mullenweg Becomes Automattic CEO
(Matt Mullenweg Above)
WordPress and Automattic co-creator Matt Mullenweg is replacing Toni Schneider as CEO. Schneider has been CEO of Automatic for eight years now and will now focus on developing new products. The transition is smooth and painless simply a switch in positions. Style Me is interested to see what changes will take place within the company.
Toni Schneider (Above)
Quote from TechCrunch.com:
“The power of the web is not in centralization, it’s not in closed systems or anything like that,” he said. “It’s in its open nature and that’s what allowed it to flourish for the first 10 or 15 years.” He added that Automattic has always been “sort of like a Proctor & Gamble” with multiple brands working under one, and suggested that new products will fit under that model while adhering to those principles about the open web.
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