People on the Move
Forbes Media has announced new appointments as part of its global growth strategy and more...
Paul Mikhailoff has been promoted to director, EMEA, and will continue to be based in Forbes’ London office. He will be focused on managing and developing key relationships across Europe as well as the Middle East and Africa. Mikhailoff joined Forbes in April 2014 as the European sales director.
Forbes’ French sales representative Fiona Lockie of Intermedia, who has worked with Forbes for 15 years, will expand her responsibilities into the French-speaking Swiss market.
Jessica Sibley has been promoted to VP, Sales East (U.S.) and EMEA. Sibley rejoined Forbes Media in June 2014 and has successfully led the growth efforts of the eastern region in the U.S. She will now lead the strategic plan for those categories across Europe and the East Coast.
“Our London sales team has achieved tremendous results in the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. In the last year, overall advertising revenues have grown 28%, largely due to the significant increase in digital ad revenues,” said Sibley.
Tibor Fuchsel joins Forbes Media as sales manager, EMEA for Forbes Insights, the company’s strategic research and thought leadership practice. Fuchsel brings with him over 13 years of sales experience working with many brands in the media industry, including Euromoney Plc., The Guardian, IC Publications Ltd., PFI Media Ltd., ITP Business Publishing Group and Industry Europe Magazine.
Additionally, Charles Yardley, Forbes Media's Europe Managing Director, will leave the company at the end of 2015 to assume the position of COO at City AM.
Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move:
Dr. Oz’ the Good Life is switching publishers. Kristine Welker, who was the launch publisher, is stepping down at year end. An insider said it is her own decision. Jill Seelig, a former publisher and chief revenue officer of O, the Oprah Magazine, will take over. She's been SVP/corporate development at Hearst since exiting O in October 2014.
TIME has appointed Dan Hirschhorn it's new director of news. Since joining us a little over two years ago, Dan has been instrumental in building and guiding the 24/7 news operation.
Newsweek has announced that Margarita Noriega has joined the team as director of social media. Noriega previously worked as EIC of live events at Reuters in New York, where she oversaw the production and editing of Reuters social media, live blogs and live event coverage.
The Daily Dot has appointed Stephanie Gaskell as opinion editor. Gaskell joins the Daily Dot from Defense One, a division of Atlantic Media, where she served as managing editor.
BPA Worldwide has announced that Rana Hariz has returned as director of the organization’s Middle East operation. Hariz previously worked for BPA from January 2011 to March 2015. She began as a media auditor, and was later promoted to Coordinator, Business Development – Middle East. After BPA, Hariz served as sales and business manager with AFP Services.
CQ Roll Call has named Kris Viesselman, a prize-winning digital news pioneer, as its senior director of digital content and new products. Viesselman has held editorial, creative and product leadership roles at National Geographic, the Los Angeles Times and the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Bauer Media Group's international digital business, Bauer Xcel Media has announced the appointment of Allison Mezzafonte as Bauer Xcel Media U.S.’s SVP of Operations. She joins Bauer Xcel Media from About.com, where she served as general manager.