Today, Hearst Magazines announced that two new senior executives would be joining its U.S. magazine division. Debi Chirichella, former chief operating officer at Condé Nast Digital, will join as senior vice president, chief financial officer; while Grant Whitmore, former chief operating officer at HFM US Digital Media, will join as vice president of digital.
Chirichella previously served at Condé Nast Digital for seven years, while simultaneously working as COO of the Fairchild Fashion Group, beginning in 2010. She will be in charge of financial planning and reporting at Hearst Magazines, in this newly created position.
Prior to his COO position at HFM US Digital Media, Whitmore served as COO at Jumpstart Automotive Group. Whitmore will now be responsible for Hearst Magazines’ primary U.S. digital operations; these operations comprise of 28 websites with an accumulation of 22 million unique visitors per month, and 14 mobile websites.
Chirichella is scheduled to assume her role November 14, while Whitmore starts immediately.