Joe Brown is surprised you know who he is. Can you imagine? Re/code's deputy managing editor for features and curated content -- the guy who decides which contributed posts appear on the hottest site in tech media -- sees himself as "under the radar" and a "middleman."
Anyone who has cold-pitched Re/code senior editor Arik Hesseldahl knows he can be, well, kind of cranky. "I've given up trying to give advice on how to pitch me," Arik tells us. "No one ever follows it and the ones who need it most never seem to see it. I tend to work more readily with people I have a relationship with and who know and get what I do.