Gina Trapani Named CEO of Postlight, Chris LoSacco Named President
Postlight is growing!
We’re pleased to announce that Gina Trapani has been named Postlight’s Chief Executive Officer, and Chris LoSacco has been named President. Gina has been with Postlight since 2016 and became partner in 2017. During her tenure at the firm, she’s overseen complex engagements for our varied client portfolio including the MTA, Mailchimp, VICE Media, and The Players’ Tribune. Chris joined Postlight as a founding partner in 2015. Since then, he has led major platform projects for the MTA, VICE Media, Goldman Sachs, Oculus, Cision, and Synacor.
Over the past year, Gina and Chris partnered to build Postlight’s Digital Strategy arm — dramatically expanding the breadth of Postlight’s client portfolio, building out new service offerings in content strategy, and growing the firm’s headcount by 50 percent.
“These are two natural leaders who complement each other beautifully,” says former CEO and Co-Founder Paul Ford. “They’ve been running the shop for a year as true partners. They’re advocates for our employees, they’re advocates for our clients, and they’re uncompromising about quality.”
“As we gave more and more responsibility to Chris and Gina, it became clear that they were quickly maturing into the leadership of Postlight,” says former President and Co-Founder Rich Ziade. “We’re a bigger firm now and this is a critical step to ready Postlight to scale.”
Rich and Paul will remain at Postlight as full-time executives and will both retain the title of Co-founder. Paul will work on standing up a new climate change-focused practice, building on Postlight’s existing portfolio of climate work. Rich will lead in-house development of a new software-as-a-service platform to be announced at a later date.
“Rich and Paul built a premium client services firm from the ground up, and I’m so excited to partner with Chris leading Postlight into its next phase of growth,” Gina says. “We will double down on Postlight’s mission to drive success to our clients, and create a great place to work that builds careers and has a positive impact on our communities and the world.”
“Helping to build Postlight over the past several years has been the most rewarding time of my career,” says Chris. “Gina and I work exceptionally well together and we’re thrilled to be defining the future of this company. We see tremendous opportunity ahead.”
“My partnership with Rich has been one of the greatest things to happen in my life,” says Paul. “This firm is built on mutual respect, deep partnerships, and an abiding fascination with what technology can do for culture. Gina and Chris are going to take that forward. It’s a fantastic moment for us and I’m proud and excited to see what comes next.”
Postlight continues to focus both on digital transformation and on rapid delivery of finished software platforms for some of the largest organizations in the world. We’re headquartered in New York City, where our team of software engineers, user experience designers, product managers, and digital strategists define, design, and ship digital platforms for clients across industries.
“We’re incubating an incredibly ambitious platform,” says Rich. The idea started small but the vision is big and Postlight is the perfect environment to turn it into reality.”
Postlight has an extraordinary team of people who love to make great digital products — and we’re hiring. Come join us.
Gina Trapani is a technology leader who has been building software and companies for two decades. She is best known for founding Lifehacker, the blockbuster tech and productivity blog acquired by Univision in 2016.
Chris LoSacco is a digital product strategist, team leader, and thoughtful technologist. He has led major platform projects for the MTA, VICE Media, Goldman Sachs, Oculus, Cision, and Synacor.
Paul Ford is a writer, product strategist, educator, programmer, and software consultant. He has consulted on and led digital and editorial strategies for organizations for over 18 years.
Rich Ziade is a noted leader in the New York City technology community and a globally recognized product leader. In 2004, Rich founded the successful digital technology firm Arc90.
Story published on Jun 23, 2021.