The new chief is longtime redditor and former Facebook Director of Engineering Yishan Wong. Although Wong admits he doesn't have any CEO experience, and was frankly surprised he was taken seriously as a candidate for the job, he says his startup-related skills will come in handy as Reddit completes its spinoff into an independent entity.
Wong has been on Reddit since 2005, and he says he's not looking to rock the boat. Instead, he'll focus on making Reddit a good place to work and adding new features that will "improve functionality for users and mods, help with subreddit discovery, improve the API, and help bring Reddit to more people."
In true Reddit style, Wong has promised to answer questions from the community in an AMA.