Active Interest Media Adds a Managing Director and CFO | People on the Move — 1.11.17
Time Inc. has a new international executive editor, Popular Science poaches a features editor from Wired, and more...
Active Interest Media has promoted Andy Hawk to managing director of the company's Mountain Group. Expanding on his current role as the managing director for Warren Miller Entertainment, Hawk will now oversee AIM’s full portfolio of Mountain Group properties, which includes SKI magazine, Warren Miller Entertainment and Custom Production, and the SIA Snow Show Daily.
“Under Hawk’s leadership, Warren Miller has emerged as one of AIM’s best-performing brands this year,” says Andrew Clurman, AIM’s president and CEO. “Hawk has demonstrated great leadership of the Warren Miller team, and has compelling ideas to innovate the Mountain Group.”
Hawk joined AIM in 2013 as director of industry partnerships for Warren Miller Entertainment, and was quickly promoted to managing director. The company’s revenues have grown substantially through innovative video production and partnerships during his time with AIM.
Additionally, Michael Henry has joined AIM as chief financial officer, With 20 years of experience in media finance, Henry served as SVP of finance and CFO at the Denver Post for over four years, before joining AIM.
“I am very excited to be joining AIM and working directly with Andy and the leadership team. My background and skillset will aid in the continued growth and strategic direction of the company,” said Henry.
Prior to the Denver Post, he spent 16 years at Freedom Communications, where he eventually served as CFO for the Orange County Register.
Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move:
Time Inc. has named Clay Chandler executive editor, international. Chandler has worked at The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and Time Inc. Most recently, he served as Asia editor of McKinsey Global Publishing.
Susan Murcko has been named the new features editor of Popular Science. Murcko joins from Wired, where she served as senior editor and ran the website’s Security channel.
Style fashion editor Mobolaji Dowadu has been named fashion director of GQ Style. Additionally, Lili Göksenin joins GQ Style as digital editor of GQStyle.com. Göksenin joins the brand after four years at Vogue, where she worked in the features department.
Bonnier has named Rick Straface and Scott Stewart to its sales department. Straface joins as corporate advertising director and Stewart as account manager for the Lifestyle Group which includes PopSci, Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, and Saveur. Straface most recently worked for the Miller Publishing Group and Stewart joins from the Sports Illustrated Golf Group.
Quartz has named Zoe Schlanger an environmental reporter. She was most recently a senior reporter at Newsweek.
Terrell Starr been hired as Foxtrot Alpha's full-time senior reporter covering national security. He served most recently as senior editor of the activist news site AlterNet.
Hearst Magazines has launched a Global Digital Commercial Team, which will provide digital solutions for international clients. The company has announced several key hires for the group in London and Milan:
Chris Porter has been named digital director in London. He joins from Facebook where he held a number of positions, most recently as head of luxury and apparel.
Gianluca Ena has been appointed global digital account management director. He joins from Twitter, where he served recently as head of performance.
Appointed to the role of international business director is Saverio Schiano, who'll lead digital efforts in Milan. Most recently, he co-founded his own business, 360Music, a VR 360-degree music platform.
The team also includes Simon Reed, Hearst’s international trading director who joined from AOL in May 2016, and Christina Watson, Hearst’s digital business director. Both Reed and Watson are based in London.