David Steinberger Leaves comiXology for a New Amazon-wide Initiative


ComiXology CEO and co-founder David Steinberger announced he’d be leaving the digital comic platform for a “new Amazon-wide initiative”. ComiXology was purchased by Amazon in 2014.

Steinberger will continue to advise comiXology with Tom Ashley and Jeff DiBartolomeo taking over and managing the team.

Steinberger Tweeted:

It’s been a few big weeks, and I have personal news: I’ve been asked if I’d like to lead a new Amazon-wide initiative that is too good an opportunity to not take. It was a tough decision, but I’m ready for a new entrepreneurial challenge. I will love comics forever and I will continue to be an Advisor to @Comixology. Two long-term Comixology leaders, Tom Ashley and Jeff DiBartolomeo, will be managing the team moving forward. Tom and Jeff have been by my side for 9 years, and I can’t wait to see them execute their ideas for Comixology.

I’m extremely confident in Jeff and Tom, the rest of the Comixology leadership team, and the many passionate, comics-loving employees that strive day-in & day-out to make everyone on the planet lifelong fans. To all Comixologists: I’ve learned so much from you. Thank you.

can’t leave this thread without thanking the creators, publishers, and fans — many of whom are also dear friends — that make what we do possible. There are too many to thank personally here, but without you there is no Comixology, so: thank you.

For me, it’s been an amazing 15 years. It’s hard to leave the company I helped start with @johnnystorm0 & Peter, and still love, but I’m excited for the opportunity to explore another passion in my new role. My congratulations to Tom and Jeff! The best is still ahead.