Huffington Post SVP of Sales Andy Wiedlin is moving on to BuzzFeed this week, joining the viral content-focused startup as Chief Revenue Officer. Prior to his position at HuffPost, Weidlin held down the fort as VP of East Coast Sales at Myspace and put in a five-year stint at Yahoo as VP of Sales for the Northwest.
In his hiring press release, Wiedlin emphasized that the fact that Buzzfeed’s was ideally positioned technology and content-wise to ride the current social shift happening in media factored largely in his decision to move to the small company. At BuzzFeed Wiedlin will be directly under Buzzfeed CEO (and HuffPost co-founder) Jonah Peretti.
BuzzFeed, which basically has Internet virality down to a science, presently has over 13 million monthly unique visitors on site, with the BuzzFeed affiliate “viral media” network reaching an additional 225 million.
Wiedlin will presumably be tasked with putting some advertiser money where all those rapt eyeballs are.