Jeremy Wright steps down from b5media

Posted by Rob Lewis

Last week's rumours have been confirmed and Jeremy Wright has has stepped down as CEO of blog network b5Media.

As of today, I am stepping aside as CEO of b5media, and we are bringing on Elaine Kunda as the new CEO. I say “we” because I’m still a board member, still a shareholder, still a founder and still a huge, huge b5media fan. And I’ll remain available to b5, it’s employees, Elaine, our bloggers and our investors because I flat out love the company, team and bloggers. This ain’t me abandoning ship, it’s me handing over the reins to someone who can take things to the next level (which is actually pretty darn exciting!).

It's clear from Wright's blog post today that he is burnt-out. In the short-term he plans to run a quasi-agency called netmobs to continue working with clients.  But no doubt this is not the last we've heard from Wright and he'll be making news again soon.

Wright will remain a board member and shareholder of b5media.

Company:
b5media Inc.
Website:
http://www.b5media.com/
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

b5media is a global new media network featuring more than 255 blogs on a wide variety of subjects ranging from entertainment and news to technology and sports. With content written by passionate people and dedicated Channel Editors from all over the world, the Toronto-based company’s blogs attract more than eight million unique visitors a month. more

Company:
netmobs
Website:
http://www.netmobs.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

netmobs is my (Jeremy Wright’s) thing. No sales pitches, no fucking around, just me and the family. If you want to work with me, netmobs is the way to do it. There’s no vision statement, no mission statement, no brand definition guidelines, no project plan. All of those are cool and important and all, but in the beginning (like now) it’s all about finding the energy and translating that into real results. That’s... more


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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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