Quartz has appointed Daniel Alvarez as chief product officer. He’ll be responsible for all product development at Quartz, ensuring the company’s continued excellence in editorial product innovation and overseeing the engineering, design, product management, and analytics teams.
Alvarez joins Quartz from NBC Universal, where he served as VP of product and design for local NBC and Telemundo TV stations, most recently earning the News Innovator of the Year award from the Local Media Association in 2020. He also serves on the advisory board of the News Product Alliance.
“Daniel is a seasoned product leader, and we’re excited to welcome him to Quartz,” said Zach Seward, co-founder and CEO of Quartz. “His bold and creative approach to editorial products will help continue to push Quartz forward in developing new and better ways to serve readers.”
Added Alvarez, “I’m thrilled to be joining Quartz and leading one of the best product teams in media to build products that further Quartz’s mission of making business better.”
Prior to NBC, Alvarez was the head of product and design at HuffPost and held various product and engineering roles at companies including AOL, Nextel International, and Motorola. He graduated from Universidad Simon Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela, with a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering.
He starts at Quartz on April 12, reporting to Seward, and will be based in New York.