May 31, 2016 Last Updated 2:52 pm

Ryan Mannion named CTO at Hearst Autos

Previously, Mannion was Senior Vice President, Head of Product & Technology at the daily digital magazine OZY, and before that was Chief Technology Officer at Politico

NEW YORK, NY – May 31, 2016 – Hearst Autos, a unit of Hearst Magazines composed of consumer brands Car and Driver and Road & Track, business-to-business digital media solutions company Jumpstart Automotive Group, and Veretech Holdings, Inc., announced today that Ryan Mannion has been named chief technology officer. The announcement was made by Hearst Chief Technology Officer Philip Wiser and Hearst Autos President Nick Matarazzo, to whom Mannion will report. He starts immediately, and is based in Atlanta.

With synergistic brands that address the key B2B and B2C audiences of automotive manufacturers, dealers and car buyers, Hearst Autos provides engaging content, powerful data, consumer insights and comprehensive marketing solutions, with offices in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Detroit and Atlanta.

“Technology and data are key to everything we do, with user experience our top priority,” Matarazzo said. “Ryan is creative, entrepreneurial and experienced in developing stellar products and high-performing teams. He will be an integral part of Hearst Autos’ further growth as we continue to innovate, educate and guide automotive buyers through exclusive information and content.”

Mannion was the technical co-founder and chief technology officer of Politico, from its launch in 2007 to 2014, leading a team responsible for product and technology strategy and vision, designing, architecting and developing the website’s CMS, publishing system, analytics, video and all front- and back-end support. Most recently, Mannion was senior vice president, head of product and technology at OZY, a daily digital magazine, where he led a global product and technology team, as well as the ideation, design and execution of the site and its suite of mobile apps.

“Hearst Autos is composed of the auto industry’s most established, respected brands, but the spirit is that of a true tech startup, with a mission to constantly refine, improve and test products, tools and analytics,” Mannion said. “I’m excited to be part of a growing business, with the opportunity to develop sophisticated strategies and build on an already robust team of agile, collaborative technology leaders.”

Mannion holds a bachelor’s in computer and information systems from Towson University.

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