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2005 – present     Ziff Davis Media      San Francisco, CA

Senior Vice President, Editor In Chief, PC Magazine & Editorial Director Consumer/Small Business division

 §     Setting direction for top 10 US magazine

 §    Launching and managing consumer websites.

§      Developed strategic plans.

§     Grow IPTV, podcasting and other media.


2002 – 2005          Ziff Davis Media          San Francisco,CA

Vice President, Editor In Chief, Internet

§     Developed 3 of Internet's biggest sites, Extremetech.com, PCMag.com and eWeek.com.

§     Doubled Traffic and unique visitors.

§      Developed podcasting and IP.TV programming.

§      Write twice weekly newsletter with 750,000 circulation.



2000 – 2002                 TechTV                     San Francisco, CA

Vice President, Products, News and Editorial Director

§     Conceptualized, planned, developed, implemented and directed content and format for groundbreaking daily nine-hour live news and information show, which launched in April 2001.

§      Reformatted daytime structure for Prime Time magazine show – increased ratings 50% in second month.

§      Directed daily and strategic content direction for these shows, 3.5 hours a day.  Managed news staff, product reviews and booking across the network, including web and radio.  Responsible for a headcount of 130 people and a $15 million operating budget.

§      Successfully expanded content focus from computers and Internet to include all emerging technologies, including biotech and nanotech, as part of network name-change from ZDTV to TechTV.


1997 – 2000           ZDTV  - Ziff Davis          San Francisco, CA

Vice President, Editorial Director

§      Guided content during launch and operation of successful cable television network and companion website.

§      Built editorial team capable of delivering both technical and entertaining content about computing and the Internet for television, radio and web.

§      Created product review organization that ensured ZDTV received all substantial products for review first.

§      Built first television test lab devoted to consumer technology evaluation.

§      Developed and implemented editorial ethics and conflict of interest policy.

§      Managed launch of ZDTV.Com website.

§      Developed and hosted award-winning show, Fresh Gear.

§      Wrote daily column for AnchorDesk website.


1996 – 1997            PC Week – Ziff Davis               Boston, MA

Vice President, Editorial Director

§      Top editorial executive, managed entire content operation, including art, news, labs, production and features – 90 people overall.

§      Controlled $10 million dollar budget.

§      Successfully guided PC Week into Internet era with new focus on context and insight, along with breaking news.

§      Redesigned publication to focus on new Internet direction.

§      Guided the successful launch and growth of ZDNN.Com into the second most popular high-tech news site on the web.

§      Led publication to its most profitable year, and a 30% circulation increase.

§      Promoted to Vice President in early 1997.



1995-1996     Windows Sources, Ziff-Davis    New York, NY


§      Rescued failing magazine, and brought it to profitability.

§      Changed direction to capitalize on Windows 95 launch.

§      Increased newsstand sales 300%.

§      Instituted award winning redesign.

§      Critically wounded competitor through firm focus and execution.



1991–1995                PC Week, Ziff Davis.               Boston, MA

Executive Lab Director

§      Turned PC Week Labs from laggard to premier product testing organization among weekly technology newsmagazines.

§      Spearheaded successful growth into enterprise and network testing.

§      Built relationships with industry and vendors that ensured PC Week Labs scooped competition when reviewing key new products.

§      Built Corporate Partner program into industry-leading advisory panel.

§      Successfully positioned PC Week Labs as ideal site for corporate testing.

§      Awarded “Best Journalist” in 1993 by the SPA.



1987-1991   American Management Systems   Roseland, NJ

Senior Consultant

§      Created PC/LAN consulting group inside successful mainframe consulting company.

§       Drove billings to 4 million dollars a year.

§      Managed development of first successful client-server implementations in industry.          

§      Created rapid prototyping system development methodology.          

§      Sold significant initial and follow-on business at many accounts.          


1986-1987           Management Dynamics              Yonkers, NY

Senior Consultant


1984-1986               Chase Manhattan                  New York, NY

Senior Analyst


1982 -1983                  Air Vermont                       Burlington, VT

Assistant Director of Stations



1984-1986   Stern School of Business, NYU     New York, NY

§      M.B.A., Concentration in Computer Applications and Information Systems.

§      Graduated Beta Gamma Sigma.


1979-1983       University of Vermont                 Burlington, VT

§      B.S., Mathematics, minor Communications.

§      Graduated Phi Beta Kappa.





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