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Media Guru: COO & CFO at Mashable Mike Kriak
September 29, 2015
Mike Kriak is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Mashable, a global media company founded in 2005. The media property has 42 million monthly unique visitors to its site and 24 million social followers. Mashable’s mission is to redefine storytelling through “documenting and shaping the digital revolution in a new voice, new formats and cutting-edge technologies to a uniquely dedicated audience.” In a recent interview, Kriak explains that “At the core of Mashable’s identity are three things: being responsive to an ever changing market, being an early adopter and being an organization that recognizes that change is constant and you have to be able to see the signal through the noise.”
As part of the company’s Operating Committee, Kriak provides financial direction on external capital funding, employee equity, long-term business planning and operational direction on budgeting, forecasting and resource allocation. He joined Mashable in April 2013 and led the process for the company’s first capital raise which consisted of $14 million in Series A in January 2014 and $17 million more for Series B in January 2015.