Tech Moves: Cheezburger adds AllRecipes vet Dunn as Sawicki changes roles

Todd Sawicki at Ignite. Photo via Randy Stewart

Cheezburger’s Todd Sawicki is transitioning to a new position at the online humor network, taking on the role of vice president of audience. Taking over for Sawicki is newly-appointed chief revenue officer Amber Dunn, a former senior vice president at Seattle-based AllRecipes.com. Dunn will oversee Cheezburger’s advertising sales, marketing and merchandising.

Both Sawicki and Dunn will report to CEO Ben Huh.

“Amber’s experience building significant revenue for the world’s most successful user contributed content platform for food will help drive Cheezburger’s growing native advertising products for social humor content,” said Huh. in a statement.

In his new role, Sawicki will oversee content, social media and community engagement. That role had been filled by Huh.

“Since joining Cheezburger in 2009, Todd grew our revenues almost 10x, launched both our brand advertising programs and our popular merchandise business, and oversaw the publishing of 5 books including a NY Times bestseller. Todd is uniquely qualified to head our efforts to be the leading next generation media brand and the #1 humor platform in the world,” said Huh.

Cheezburger raised $30 million in venture capital financing from Madrona Venture Group, Foundry Group, Softbank and others in 2011.

  • http://www.nosnivelling.com daveschappell

    Go get ‘em, Todd! Huge congrats to the Cheezburger team — impressive addition, and I’m thrilled to see Todd expand to an even bigger role.

  • http://www.facebook.com/amymichaels Amy Michaels

    Congrats to Amber on this move, and to the Cheezburger team! Great news.

  • Guest

    Congratulations to Amber and Todd! Cheezburger is easily the #1 site that makes us laugh, and we believe that Ben Huh has the vision to make us laugh, cry, think, and of course be monetised.

  • Anthony Stevens

    Congrats on the move, Todd! That sounds like a really interesting role. Break a leg!

  • http://www.joshuamaher.com/ Joshua Maher

    Awesome – congrats all around!!

  • http://twitter.com/ggoodale Grant Goodale

    Congrats to Todd and the Cheezburger team!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeff-Malek/504246493 Jeff Malek

    Congrats Todd! Sawikipedia FTW