If you’ve been keeping up with AC’s transitions lately, you already know there’s a new leader in town. Patrick Keane was named Chief Executive Officer of Associated Content in March 2009, and we’re already seeing big changes from AC offices in New York City and Denver.
Before making it over to AC territory, our new CEO worked with the team at CBS Interactive and Google, Inc. He was also the founder and programmer of Google’s Zeitgeist.
What can Associated Content’s Sources expect in the near future? I caught up with Patrick Keane to find out what his vision for AC is, how contributors can be successful with AC, and most importantly, what types of articles he’s reading when he’s not in a board meeting, traveling, and keeping AC in order:
SK: What inspired or prompted you to join the team at AC?
PK: I was initially impressed by Luke Beatty’s founding vision for Associated Content: enabling anyone to publish and be compensated for creating useful content on the Web. The final decision was motivated by the potential I recognized in AC’s talented team, excellent board of directors, impassioned community of contributors and unprecedented market opportunity.
SK: Where are you from?
PK: Wynnewood, PA – a small town a few miles west of Philadelphia.
SK: Your favorite form of caffeine?
PK: ITO EN Earl Grey Tea
SK: Your favorite motivational/inspirational quote?
PK: “Innovation can come from anywhere.”
SK: Your top three favorite categories to browse on AC are:
-Food & Wine
-Local (New York City and all the places I travel)
SK: What do you feel are AC’s core values? (via Pam Gaulin) Read the rest of this entry »