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NewsPicks is a first-of-its-kind professional community, giving our readers a better understanding of what moves their world every single day.

Our Mission

The NewsPicks team has ambitious goals. At a time when fabricated news stories and toxic, troll-filled comment sections plague most digital platforms, we believe we can build a more intelligent and more insightful community around the day’s most important news at the intersection of tech, business, politics, and culture. Just like the platform we are creating, we’re a diverse, but focused group—hailing from media, tech, finance, and advertising. What binds us all together? Our core mission: to empower you to broaden your perspectives, better understand the news and learn from each other.

Meet Our Team


Ian Myers

Ian Myers

Chief Executive Officer


Yusuke Umeda

Yusuke Umeda

Chairman


Satoru Okawa

Satoru Okawa

Chief Technology Officer


Ernie Sander

Ernie Sander

Chief Content Officer


Joe Rosenfeld

Joe Rosenfeld

Chief Financial Officer


Shinsuke Oyama

Shinsuke Oyama

Head of Product Management


Jing Cao

Jing Cao

Head of User Engagement


Yoko Gibo

Yoko Gibo

Head of Growth


Takuma Kakehi

Takuma Kakehi

Head of Design


Max Lockie

Max Lockie

Senior Editor


Katsunobu Ishida

Katsunobu Ishida

Software Engineer


Kay Anar

Kay Anar

Android Engineer


Henry Brown

Henry Brown

Dev-Ops Engineer


Tatsuya Oiwa

Tatsuya Oiwa

Backend Engineer


Elizabeth Hurley

Elizabeth Hurley

Operations Manager