Exec named chief technology officer
Current announced the promotion of Ofer Shaked to chief technology officer. Shaked, who was previously Current’s CTO, Online, will remain based in the company’s San Francisco headquarters.Shaked will report to Current chief executive officer and co-founder Joel Hyatt and join the company’s senior executive team. In his new role, Shaked will oversee the company’s technology initiatives, including online, broadcast, and cross platform product development and technical operations. As CTO, Online for Current, Shaked oversaw Current’s new online product offerings and the development of the robust technology platform that runs Current.com. Under his guidance, Current has created and dramatically grown an active online presence in four countries, enabling the international online localization that is key to Current’s unique multiplatform approach. Prior to joining Current TV, Shaked headed up the social search business for Yahoo and started Yahoo Answers, taking it from concept to a global service used by over 100 million users in 20 countries — one of the largest and fastest growing social systems online. Current is a cross-platform media company that works with its young adult audience to create and distribute media that informs, enriches and inspires.