CULVER CITY, Calif., Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Guff Media ( www.corp.guff.com), a leading data-driven media technology company, announced today that business veteran and entrepreneur, Sheldon Owen, has been appointed Executive Chairman and President. In his new role, Mr. Owen will be working with the Company's co-founders, leadership team and Board of Directors to further evolve Guff Media's technology platform and digital assets, while working with the firm's global brands and partners to leverage Guff Media's extensive web, social media and mobile presence, which have a cumulative reach of over 500 million people per month. "The media industry continues to migrate towards digital-first publishing to support consumer demand. Over the past few years we've seen a convergence of mobile, social and content-driven marketing, which is transforming multiple segments of the industry, both for publishers and advertisers," stated Chris Rosiak, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Guff Media. "We are fortunate to have had Sheldon as an early stage investor in our Company and now, to have him take on this leadership role as we enter a new phase in our corporate evolution. His vast knowledge of marketing, technology and the media landscape, along with his corporate and brand relationships will serve us well as we continue to build-out our offerings across our multiple platforms." Founded in 2014, Guff Media has grown to become a multi-platform content network, developing a portfolio of distinct, highly visible web and social properties, including its namesake domain, Guff.com, Memes.com and several iconic "@" properties on both Facebook and Instagram. Through its publishing and storytelling, social marketing, sponsored content and native advertising capabilities, Guff Media produces, distributes and effectively monetizes original content. The Company's proprietary Viral Science technology acquires targeted audiences and optimizes content to garner true engagement and consumer loyalty.