Politico Names Scott Rothrock Chief Technology Officer

The former vice president of engineering for Appfluent will lead Politico's technology and digital strategy.

Scott Rothrock has been appointed Politico’s chief technology officer, according to a press release from the news company.

The former vice president of engineering for Appfluent will lead Politico’s technology and digital strategy and will be replacing Politico’s former CTO, Ryan Mannion, who left for Ozy media in June.

“Scott brings a wealth of technology expertise to POLITICO, but also a start-up mentality that is essential as we expand the company nationally and globally,” said POLITICO President and CEO Jim VandeHei in the press release. “Scott’s diverse background – from building niche media platforms and global websites to understanding the power of big data – will make him a change agent for the company as we weave technology into all sides of the organization.”

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to join POLITICO at such a pivotal moment in the company’s history,” said Rothrock. “I look forward to hitting the ground running by applying cutting-edge technology to enhance and personalize the POLITICO experience, ensuring readers receive POLITICO’s world-class coverage and analysis on the topics that matter to them most, when they need it.”

Before his time at Appfluent, Rothrock spent the first 11 years of his career at Accenture where he implemented complex systems for clients like washingtonpost.com, AOL, Cox and Verizon.