Company Adds New Officers to Strengthen Leadership Position and Drive Continued Growth of Brand’s Award-Winning Technology and Science Web Properties
NEW YORK, NY – TechMediaNetwork, Inc., one of the fastest-growing technology and science media companies in the world, today announced the appointments of Doug Llewellyn as Chief Operating Officer; Mike Kisseberth as Chief Revenue Officer; and John Potter as Chief Technology Officer. The appointments were announced by CEO of TechMediaNetwork Greg Mason. Mason, a former CBS Interactive, CNET and WebMD executive, joined TechMediaNetwork in December 2012.
“TechMediaNetwork features an impressive roster of award-winning properties, and we’ve experienced exceptional levels of growth in revenue and profitability,” Mason said. “This powerful team of seasoned media and technology experts brings the experience and vision needed to drive our continued success as we look to expand our roster through acquisitions to fuel further growth.”
A three-time Webby Award Winner, TechMediaNetwork’s portfolio of web brands combines to serve more than 49 million visitors per month worldwide and is currently the third largest technology news property.* Broad syndication agreements with major media partners, including Yahoo, CBS News, AOL, Fox News, and NBCNews.com extend its reach even further, making TechMediaNetwork a premier destination for all things tech and science.
Providing cutting-edge content from leading web brands such as LAPTOP, SPACE and TopTenReviews, TechMediaNetwork delivers advertisers the powerful scale of a highly engaged audience, premium tech and science content, and an e-commerce engine that delivers results and ROI.
Spearheaded by Mason, the new executive team will strengthen TechMediaNetwork’ss growing leadership position in the marketplace and further its impressive reach through organic expansion, as well as strategic acquisitions following the company’s $33 million Series B financing from leading growth equity investor, ABS Capital Partners.
Doug Llewellyn, who joins TechMediaNetwork as Chief Operating Officer, was the former Vice President of Corporate and Business Development and National Digital Ad Sales at Manta Media, where he led strategic relationship development, national display ad sales, and digital media industry presence. Prior to that, Llewellyn held executive positions at CBS Interactive.
“Working with Greg again presents an exciting opportunity to build out this high-quality portfolio of web properties with international reach in the technology and science categories,” Llewellyn said. “We have an enthusiastic and passionate group here-from our Board members to the employees in our offices across the United States-and we’re well positioned for a new phase of rapid growth.”
Mike Kisseberth, TechMediaNetwork’s new Chief Revenue Officer, was the President and CEO of IDG Consumer & SMB, a business unit within International Data Group (IDG). During his tenure at IDG, Kisseberth led the growth of PC World and Macworld, evolving both to digital media and more than doubling the audience size. Kisseberth has also held high level positions at CNET Networks, Inc., including SVP Corporate Sales and Operations.
“I am excited to be joining a fast-growing media company which generates unique insights needed to effectively deliver buyers to advertisers.” Kisseberth said. “We have many products in the pipeline ready to meet the continually evolving demands of the digital advertising market.”
John Potter, the new Chief Technology Officer, was a former Vice President of Software Engineering at CBS Interactive, where he led the Engineering, QA, and Operations teams for the CBSi News and CNET business unit. At CBS Interactive, Potter directed technology strategy and the design and development of product catalog, content management, publishing systems, personalization systems, and business intelligence systems for major brands like CNET, CBS News, ZDNet, and Download.com.
“The opportunity to shape the next phase of this company’s technology and product vision was one I couldn’t pass up,” Potter said. “I’ll be working to help my team fill our innovation pipeline and to define the processes necessary to support TechMediaNetwork’s next stage of growth.”
TechMediaNetwork is a publisher of high-quality original content with owned and operated web sites and a publisher partner network that, combined, reaches more than 49 million visitors per month worldwide and is currently the third largest technology news property.* TechMediaNetwork also reaches a vast audience through distribution of its content to major media partners, including Yahoo, CBS News, AOL, Fox News, and MSNBC. Its original content connects consumers to the news, information and reviews they need to know about technology and science – from the amazing technology required to land the Mars Rover on the moon to the most up-to-date expert reviews of the iPhone 5 and Windows 8. TechMediaNetwork staff has reviewed more than 800 categories of products and services at TopTenREVIEWS, and their writers and editors develop news, features and commentary on LAPTOP, TechNewsDaily, BusinessNewsDaily, SPACE.com, LiveScience, and Newsarama.
In 2011 TechMediaNetwork received a $33 million Series B financing from ABS Capital Partners, a leading growth equity investor. Existing investors Village Ventures and Highway 12 Ventures also participated in the round.
For more information, please visit www.techmedianetwork.com.
*comScore’s “Media Metrix,” January 2013