Andy Clurman Named CEO of AIM
Former CEO named executive chairman.
Active Interest Media, one of the largest enthusiast magazine publishers in the U.S., has a new chief exec.
Andrew Clurman was named CEO of the company Monday, a promotion from his role as president, though he’ll retain that title as well.
Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III, AIM’s now-former CEO, has been named executive chairman and will remain as president of show management.
“ I’m honored to play a leadership role in such a dynamic company,” Clurman says in a statement. “AIM could not have grown into one of the world’s largest enthusiast media companies without our exceptionally talented and passionate team.”
“I am thrilled that Andy is our new chief executive,” Zimbalist says. “He is one of the most talented executives in our profession and we are extremely lucky to have him as our new leader. Andy has been instrumental in building AIM from the spark of an idea in 2003 to what is now a leading enthusiast media company.”
Clurman has been with the company since it was founded by Zimbalist and private equity firm Wind Point Partners, which still backs AIM, in 2003, initially serving as group publisher and chief operating officer, and has been part of the management team that has posted 20-percent profit gains annually since. The publisher currently has more than 50 consumer-facing brands, as well as a series of B2B businesses and events.
Clurman had served as senior vice president of Time Warner/AOL subsidiary, Time4Media, prior to joining AIM.