Paul Maiorana joins Automattic as Director of Platform Services

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Original photo by Haewon Kye.

Paul Maiorana used to be the Chief Technology Officer at Mansueto Ventures, the publishers of Fast Company and Inc. magazines. But starting this month he is the new Director of Platform services at Automattic. His primary area of work will be with the WordPress VIP services program.

He seems excited about the new opportunity:

It’s an exciting time to join. is simply killing it: they we are currently hosting 15.7 million blogs (including the likes of CNN, Time Inc., Dow Jones, and more), and adding about 900,000 more each month. Roughly 500,000 posts and 400,000 comments are published every day. Monthly page views are at 2.3 billion.

On top of the opportunity to work on such compelling products, I’ve been continually impressed with the way the company is run.

Maiorana is based out of Brooklyn, New York. He is currently using Drupal to power his site, but he promises to move it over to WordPress soon—because he wants to, he says, not because he has to. You can follow him (and congratulate him for his new position) on Twitter at @pmaiorana.

The VIP services program was recently listed as one of the top earning products at Automattic. Sites such as CBS, Time Warner, Linkedin, and the NFL are using VIP to host their blogs.