Patch, the hyper-local network from AOL, has named Steven Kalin its president and chief operating officer. In the newly created role, Kalin will be overseeing day-to-day editorial and sales operations. Kalin comes to Patch from Westwood One, where he served as COO. Prior to that he was COO and a board member at Rodale.
“Steve brings to Patch deep and relevant online and offline operating experience and a proven track record of effectively scaling advertising and content businesses within local media companies,” said Jon Brod, CEO and co-founder of Patch, in a statement. “Patch has momentum in 2012 and with revenue up over 100 percent and usage up 40 percent versus last year, Patch is on pace to achieve 2013 run-rate profitability. Steve is a great addition to our leadership team as Patch continues to grow.”
Kalin will report to Brod.