SAN FRANCISCO — Alison Boden has been named CEO of Kink.com and parent company Cybernet Entertainment, considered as one of the largest distributors of fetish and BDSM entertainment.
Owner and founder Peter Acworth will move away from day-to-day operations of the company to focus on real estate development and management, the company said.
Boden was previously Kink.com’s vice president of technology for eight years.
“I’m honored and grateful to Peter for this extraordinary opportunity to lead Kink into the next chapter of its incredible story,” Boden said. “Under his leadership, Kink has set the standard for ethical adult entertainment and I am wholly committed to carrying those values forward while growing our brand, our influence, and our audience.”
Boden in 2003 started a sex toy home party business. In her 15 years of experience in adult, Boden has operated in a wide variety roles, from project manager and marketing director to software engineer and technology executive.
Boden contributed to and eventually oversaw the revitalization of the Kink.com platform, as the company moved from a production-driven model to a distribution-focused one, owner Acworth said.
“Alison was instrumental in the development of our new content platform,” Acworth said. “If there is anyone who can reinvent Kink.com for the new Internet which is awash with free content, it is her.
“She’s smart, driven and has depth of experience that’s hard to match in the industry,” Acworth said. “I’ve relied on her judgement and intuition for many years, and I’m excited to watch the company grow under her leadership.”
As CEO, Boden will focus on further broadening the platform to bring in a wider variety of voices, products and content, Acworth said.
Boden said: “I’m lucky to have found a company where the mission statement isn’t about corporate profits but ending stigma. We’re going to grow this company globally, of course, but my goal is really, truly to change how society sees and understands sexuality, and this is a very concrete way of doing it.”