Forbes Media has named Mike Federle CEO, succeeding Mike Perlis, who is stepping down after seven years in the role. Perlis will continue with the company as vice chairman and strategic advisor to management and the board.
Federle formerly served as president and COO of Forbes. Prior to joining the organization in 2011, Federle was publisher of Fortune and group publisher of the Time Inc. Business and Finance Network.
“Mike Federle is ideally skilled to continue to lead Forbes’ evolution as a global technology-driven media and branding business,” said Mike Perlis in a company statement. “He brings to his new role experience of more than 25 years as a leader in the media industry and has a demonstrated track record of success at Forbes.”
“I’m thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to lead this storied brand and dynamic company. I’m grateful to Mike Perlis and the Board for placing their trust in me,” said Mike Federle. “Forbes has been on the forefront of innovation and growth in the media world. We have a talented and seasoned team and, together, we look forward to driving our global expansion and continuing to realize the enormous potential of the Forbes brand and business.”
The changes are effective January 1.
Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move…
Buffalo Spree, a regional title serving Western New York state, has announced two executive appointments. Sharon Levite has been named president and CEO and Barbara Macks has been promoted to publisher. Macks has been with the magazine for 18 years, most recently serving as associate publisher and senior vice president of advertising.
Alicia Menendez (pictured) has joined Bustle as a contributing editor. Most recently, Menendez worked at Fusion Media Group, where she was the host of a nightly news and pop culture show, “Alicia Menendez Tonight.”
Gulf Shore Media has announced that Pam Daniel will retire from her roles as editorial director and editor-in-chief of Sarasota Magazine, effective in February 2018, to become editor of special projects for the organization. Susan Burns, who has worked as the editor of the company’s 941CEO magazine, will succeed Daniel as editor-in-chief of Sarasota Magazine.
The Wall Street Journal has announced two new appointments. Kimberly Johnson has been appointed professional products editor, most recently serving as editor of CFO Journal. Nick Elliott has been named head of professional products innovation and strategy, a newly created role. Previously, Elliot led a group that includes four of the six WSJ Pro products: Bankruptcy, Private Equity, Venture Capital and Cybersecurity, and Risk & Compliance Journal.
Mike Wright, the longtime editor of Indiana University’s IU Alumni Magazine, has announced his retirement after 17 years with the title.
Mary Childs has been named a senior reporter at Barron’s. Childs formerly worked as the U.S. financial correspondent for the Financial Times.
Pocket Outdoor Media has named Rob Wood chief revenue officer, responsible for sales across the VeloNews, Triathlete, Women’s Running and Competitor.com brands. Most recently, Wood served as the executive director and publisher of National Park Trips Media.