TechCrunch Hires An M&A Specialist As CEO – Why?

Heather

Om Malik has just broken the news that Heather Harde, senior vice president of mergers and acquisitions at Fox Interactive Media and a Harvard MBA, has been appointed as the new CEO of TechCrunch.

I’m not very familiar with American job titles as everyone seems to be a VP, EVP or SVP, but Heather seems to be a fairly senior person at Fox Interactive which makes me wonder:

  1. Why would TechCrunch require an M&A specialist?
  2. Is TechCrunch so big now that it needs such a senior hire as a CEO?

It’ll be interesting to see if TechCrunch do carry out any acquisitions over the next 6-12 months, although I doubt they need an M&A specialist to do this. Valuing sites is such a fuzzy area that there is no precise method and I’m not sure how much expertise Heather could really add.

Update: Announcement on TechCrunch

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5 Responses to TechCrunch Hires An M&A Specialist As CEO – Why?

  1. wpthemes March 19, 2007 at 10:38 pm #

    What?..a CEO…boy has the blogosphere changed.

  2. wpthemes March 19, 2007 at 10:38 pm #

    What?..a CEO…boy has the blogosphere changed.

  3. IndoDX March 20, 2007 at 9:31 am #

    Maybe TechCruch try different way to beat the competitor ;) and make some new step on BLOGGING ^_*

  4. ForumeR July 21, 2007 at 4:44 pm #

    Maybe they wanna compete with Google someday huhu , or maybe they afraid of my blog :D

  5. ForumeR July 21, 2007 at 5:44 pm #

    Maybe they wanna compete with Google someday huhu , or maybe they afraid of my blog :D