Last week, SourceMedia relaunched as Arizent, revealing what it says is a new, mission-driven organization and strategy. Amid the relaunch are multiple leadership appointments.
Janet King joins the company as VP of research. Her career includes over 25 years in B2B technology, healthcare and media research, most recently as senior director, market insights at HIMSS, and before that nearly a decade as general manager and senior VP at IDG Research Services.
“We’re thrilled to have Janet join the Arizent team,” said David Evans, Arizent’s chief content officer. “Janet’s passion in storytelling with data has delivered a strong track record of dynamic and comprehensive research which will be vital to our day-to-day reporting as we will leverage her insights to drive all content.”
Additionally, Penny Crosman has been named executive editor of technology at American Banker. Crosman has spent nearly nine years with the company in various editorial roles, most recently as editor-at-large. And Suleman Din has been promoted to content lead for the company’s entire conferences portfolio.
Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move…
Forbes has promoted Jessica Sibley to chief revenue officer, CEO Mike Federle announced Thursday. After joining the brand from The New Yorker in 2014, Sibley was promoted to chief sales officer in 2018, a newly created role at the time, which she held until this week’s promotion to CRO.
“Jessica is a world-class executive with an entrepreneurial mindset,” said Federle in a statement, adding that Sibley has “harnessed the full value of our platforms to deliver unrivaled and engaging experiences for our marketing partners and audiences alike.”
As CRO, Sibley succeeds Mark Howard, who Federle says is leaving the company to explore new opportunities.
Buzzfeed editor-in-chief, Ben Smith, moves to The New York Times as its new media columnist, replacing Jim Rutenberg, who will transition to writer-at-large, working both on the paper’s politics desk and the Sunday New York Times Magazine. Smith spent eight years leading Buzzfeed. Prior to that, he served as a senior political writer at Politico and as a writer at various New York-based outlets, including the New York Daily News. He will begin March 2.
Meredith Corp. named Evi Heilbrunn associate general manager of the Health & Parenting vertical. Heilbrunn has held many positions in the health publishing sector, including the past four years as senior director of product management at Everyday Health Group, and prior to that manager of custom programs at Remedy Health Media and product manager, Health at U.S. News & World Report.
Christina Masterson rejoins TIME after departing in 2006. She’ll serve as senior project manager on the Activation Team. Masterson spent the past eight years developing her own marketing firm, CCM Marketing, and prior to that was executive brand director for the Home & Garden Group at Trusted Media Brands.
Also joining the Activation Team at TIME is Teagan Nurse, who will serve as a project manager. Nurse joins from Story Lab in Melbourne, where she was content partnership manager, developing work for Disney, Twinings, and L’Oreal. She also developed activations for radio, digital, social media, promotions and events at Wireless Group plc as activation project manager.
RMS Media Group, the Boston-based publisher of Northshore and Northshore Home magazines, has hired Chris McIntosh as publisher across both titles. McIntosh previously spent four years as president and publisher of Boston Business Journal, and was an associate publisher at Robb Report from 2004 to 2009. Most recently, he was CMO at the advisory firm Baystate Financial and was executive director of the Baystate Charitable Foundation.
Business.com names new executive team members, Molly Baab as chief product officer and Jason Teebagy as chief financial officer. Both executives will be tasked with a new chapter of growth at business.com, which provides resources for small and medium-sized businesses that are in start-up or early growth phases.
Baab has held many senior roles in product and consumer engagement. Most recently she served as CMO at BookBub, and prior to that as senior VP and general manager at Purch. Teebagy most recently served as CFO of DN Tanks, a specialty construction company in Massachusetts, and was previously VP of finance at Cimpress N.V., formerly Vistaprint.
Bob Hetherington, founder of BTH Management and editor of multiple online magazines in the B2B media sector, is retiring after 24 years. Herrington launched four online magazines after a successful run selling home automation parts through his first website, HomeToys.com. His youngest son, Brandon Hetherington, took over the business in 2018, and will continue to oversee the online trade magazines which include: AltEnergyMag.com, RoboticsTomorrow.com, ManufacturingTomorrow.com and AgriTechTomorrow.com.