aol-logo-9AOL has announced that William Pence is joining the company as global chief technology officer. Pence comes to the company from WebMD, where he served as executive vice president and CTO since 2007. He had also served as the company’s chief operating officer since 2012. Prior to his time as WebMD, Pence worked for Napster and IBM.

“Bill is a proven driver of technology teams and products and he has been at the heart of revolutionizing the way humans interact in the digitally connected world,” said Tim Armstrong, AOL’s CEO, in a statement.

Pence is succeeding Curtis Brown, who will leave AOL, “following a transition period.” Brown had been with AOL since 2010.

Pence’s appointment is effective April 30.