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AZ Tech Beat | March 29, 2017

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Page.ly appoints new CTO Joshua Eichorn from StumbleUpon

Page.ly appoints new CTO Joshua Eichorn from StumbleUpon
Ashley Garcia

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Page.ly, a managed WordPress hosting site, announced the appointment of Joshua Eichorn to Chief Technology Officer. For the past five years Eichorn was the Director of Engineering at StumbleUpon in San Francisco. Previous to that he was a consultant for the Cisco Learning Institute, VP at open-source project PEAR and built the original Page.ly prototype as a contractor in 2006; he is a published author of the book “Understanding Ajax: Using Javascript to Create Rich Internet Applications,” and a graduate of Arizona State University.

“I am excited to be given the opportunity to help accelerate the momentum Page.ly has enjoyed. WordPress is such a ubiquitous piece of software and we have big plans for the future around delivering a painless experience for the millions of  consumer and technical users,” said Eichorn.

Founder of Page.ly Joshua Strebel comments on the appointment, “They talk about the brain drain of great software talent leaving Arizona to pursue work in the Bay Area. We are excited to do our part to reverse the trend. Josh is an amazing talent and we are excited to have him back.”

Eichorn also comments on returning to the Valley, “It’s great to be back in Arizona. The Open Source spirit permeates the entrepreneurial community here; making it a great place to work and the perfect fit for a company focused on WordPress.”

Josh plans to assist with the expansion of additional data centers, channel partner integration, technical recruiting, and overseeing all aspects of development.

Earlier this summer, AZTB also reported about Page.ly’s acquisition of BlogDroid. Read more about it here.

Pagely continues to grow with the launching of new data centers and has recently added Twitter (via MoPub acquisition), SendGrid, and Last.fm as clients.

Also a happy anniversary to Page.ly as they turn four! This month Pagely is running a special offer of first month completely free. Learn more here.

Photo provided by Joshua Eichorn