SimpleGeo Hires Former Digg CEO Jay Adelson

Jay Adelson, the CEO of Digg until April 2010, just landed in a new position. He’s taking over as CEO of location services startup SimpleGeo, and will join the company’s board of directors. Founding CEO Matt Galligan will become the company’s Chief Strategy Officer.

SimpleGeo, which has raised nearly $10 million in venture capital, allows companies to add location features to applications. Earlier this year we made light fun of the company for failing to clearly explain exactly what developers get out of their product.

Hopefully Adelson understands the company. And he certainly seems to. In a phone call this morning he said he’s excited to be working with former Digg employees Joe Stump and Jeffrey Kalmikoff, and said he’s looking forward working at a startup that is at the absolute center of things right now.

The company should make an announcement shortly, and we’ll update with anything they publish.