Carolyn Kremins Named President of Skift
Former Condé Nast publisher brought on to help shepherd the young company's growth.
Skift has appointed Carolyn Kremins the first president in the travel media and intelligence firm's three-year history.
With two decades of experience managing media brands across various platforms, Kremins has been brought in to oversee and grow the 20-person company's revenues and brand influence.
She will be in charge of all company revenue, with the sales and marketing teams reporting directly to her, Skift founder and CEO Rafat Ali tells Folio:.
"Carolyn has great experience building media brands from the ground up, and also turning around existing brands," Ali wrote in an e-mail exchange. "Her operator experience in building sales teams, building brands and bringing in revenues at these companies will be hugely helpful to us."
Prior to joining Skift, Kremins held a number of publishing positions at Condé Nast, most recently managing a digital overhaul of Epicurious as the brand's SVP and general manager. Prior to Epicurious, Kremins was VP and publisher of Condé Nast Traveler. Kremins left the company in 2014 amid a reorganization.
"I have been an admirer of Skift since its inception," said Kremins in a statement. "I look forward to joining a company and team that I really believe in as we further innovate and build a world calss brand in this dynamic space."
Ali founded Skift in 2012. The company produces news content, information and data across all sectors of the global travel industry, as well as an annual conference, the Skift Global Forum. In its third year in existence, Skift has reached profitability, Ali tells Folio:, with only $2.5 million in venture capital funding.