Earlier today, it was announced that Richard Hybner will be PITOOEY!’s new CEO, effective immediately. Hybner’s professional background includes sparking growth for The Wall Street Journal, CK Media, and BestIT.com, Inc.
Former CEO, Jacob DiMartino, is now president of the company and will continue with his current responsibilities. According to today’s press release, the Board of Directors is enthusiastic about the powerful relationship being forged between Hybner and DiMartino, who bring their respective talents to complement PITOOEY!’s digital marketing and social media engagements.
Hybner’s extensive credits as a publishing and media expert is expected to bring a new dimension to the company’s growth projections and will significantly enhance operations and investor relations efforts.
“Our path is clear to offer a modern social media subscription model that users with embrace and will generate significant user and advertising revenues,” stated Hybner, who plans an approach similar to those he implemented during his tenure with previous media firms. “We have a tremendous opportunity to build on a solid franchise, make necessary changes and take strategic measures to establish a well-positioned and recognized brand with significant growth,” he stated. “The overarching goal is to fulfill investor objectives. Our common goal is to attract and retain a growing number of subscribers who actively engage with our product offerings.”
A self-proclaimed hands-on manager, Hybner takes pride in asking the right questions, actively decisively to solve problems, finding the right talent, and especially identifying strategies that speak to market and growth plans. He views guiding the PITOOEY! brand as an opportunity to build a “modern subscriber base beyond legacy media.” Hybner believes that shareholders hold an important stake in the company and that his team bears a fiduciary responsibility to manage and exceed their expectations.
A native of Connecticut, Hybner worked for many years in New York City prior to settling in Phoenix. He holds an MBA from The Lubin School of Business in New York City and a Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont.
Giving back to underserved and disenfranchised youth has been a constant endeavor that he hopes to mirror in subsequent versions of PITOOEY!’s RAADR app, which serves as a guardian for social media activity, especially for teens.
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