Chas Edwards is the chief revenue officer and head of publisher development at Luminate (formerly Pixazza), the company dedicated to making the web’s 3 trillion images interactive. Before Pixazza, Chas was publisher and chief revenue officer at Digg. For the four years prior to that, he was the co-founder (with John Battelle), publisher and chief revenue officer at Federated Media Publishing (FM), a next-generation media and publishing company that connects the highest quality conversational content (eg, Boing Boing, Mashable, Inhabitat, Dooce, NOTCOT and The Pioneer Woman) with leading brand marketers.
Previously, Chas was vice president of sales and marketing for CNET Networks’s B2B Portfolio, managing the team representing News.com, ZDNet and TechRepublic to business-to-business marketers. Chas also served posts as VP for CNET’s broadband & webcasting unit and as VP of business development for mySimon, CNET Networks’s comparison-shopping portal. Prior to joining CNET Networks, Chas was the National Sales Manager for TechTV, a 24-hour cable TV channel and Web site dedicated to computing and the Internet (now owned by Comcast and called G4).
It’s been said “The sun never sets on the editorial offices at ChasNote.” And just as frequently there have been reports of massive layoffs and ruthless, unwarranted firings of that same staff. The ChasNote public affairs office offers no comment on either.