Daniel McNamee, Chairman, Twenty years experience in publishing & media . . . career split equally between consulting and line executive roles . . . previously at the Charter Company where assignments included Vice President, Consumer Marketing of Charter's magazine company and Director of Planning for Charter's Communications group . . . experience at Charter includes publication printing, subscription fulfillment, book publishing, radio broadcasting, and catalog/continuity series/collectibles direct marketing . . . prior roles in editorial, advertising sales, and circulation . . . staff member of two start-ups . . . early experience in newspapers . . . served as Congressional aide . . . director of several companies . . . educated at Andover, Yale and Balliol College, Oxford.
Kenneth M. Brooks, Jr., President, President of The Publishing & Media Group, was formerly Vice President of Digital Content at Barnes & Noble, Inc. and President of EP Ventures, Inc. At Barnes & Noble he founded a Philippines-based text conversion company; a public domain publishing imprint; and a distribution-center based print-on-demand operation. He has held several senior management positions in publishing, including Vice President of Operations, Production, and Strategic Planning at Bantam Doubleday Dell, and Vice President of Customer Operations at Simon & Schuster. Prior to his entry into publishing, Mr. Brooks was a Senior Manager in Andersen Consulting's Logistics Strategy Practice.
Edward Padin, Principal, Thirty years of experience in Advertising and Communication fields . . . former Senior Vice President, Affiliate Market for Food Court Entertainment Network . . .former Vice President of Marketing and Publisher for SRDS . . .served as Director of Marketing for ESPN . . .previous roles in both Media and Account Management at BBD&O, Grey, and Dancer Fitzgerald Sample, during which time he was highly involved in development and execution of communications and media strategies . . . member of the Advertising Club of New York and co-chairman of New York Magazine Day, a major industry event . . former Communications Officer in U.S. Navy . . .BA, Jacksonville University.
Vicki Dunham Sell, Principal, Twelve years in publishing and consulting with an emphasis on advertising sales and marketing strategies . . .segment leader for P&MG’s process redesign practice area . . .special focus on interviewing, survey development, and secondary research for market sizing and competitive analysis…and the application of benchmarking techniques for process assessment . . . experience in advertising sales administration at Working Woman and Working Mother at Lang Communications . . . prior experience at American Health Magazine . . . BA, University of Colorado.
Rick Estabrook, Principal, Leader of strategic communications for global brands . . . twenty-five years building brands with the Leo Burnett Company, Ogilvy & Mather, and D’arcy Masius Benton & Bowles . . . clients include American Express, Procter & Gamble, Philips Electronics, Coca-Cola and a range of other market leaders and sectors . . . extensive experience leading integrated marketing communications networks: advertising, direct marketing, public relations, new media . . . independent marketing consulting to the National Geographic Channel, Fox f/x network, Ernst & Young . . . D'arcy Executive Vice President and member of their global management council . . . B.S. from Emory University and MSJ from The Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University.
Brian O'Leary, Senior Associate, Sixteen years experience in magazine and book publishing, including significant line management roles in production and operations. Former Sr. VP/Associate Publisher, Hammond Inc., where he restructured editorial operations and substantially increased development of new products. Prior positions include production director for Time and Entertainment Weekly during that magazine’s launch. Three-year overseas assignment (Singapore) for Time International. Leader in process change, cycle-time reduction and applications of advanced technology. Demonstrated success in product development, improving customer service and lowering costs. BA, cum laude, Harvard College. MBA Harvard Business School.
Kathleen A. Gallagher, Senior Associate, Nineteen years experience in global circulation and publishing management . . . international new business development, core business management, direct marketing implementation and financial management . . . Extensive travel in Europe, Asia, South Pacific, Africa and South America . . . Superior network of international contacts . . . Specialties in emerging market development, negotiating marketing, fulfillment and distribution services in-country . . . Former Direct Marketing Director, Business Week Magazine and Assistant Vice President, International Circulation Director, The National Geographic Society . . . BA, Departmental Honors, State University of New York.
Patrick Quinn, Associate, Award-winning writer, editor and market analyst with 10 years of experience in various media markets, including book, magazine, newspaper and Internet publishing…Serves as Editorial Director of the Veronis Suhler Communications Industry Forecast and Communications Industry Report, the nation’s leading series of media research reports…Consulting experience in editorial, new product development, mergers and acquisitions, and market analysis…Prior roles include Managing Editor of the Education Group at Simba Information, where he oversaw five editors, and directed four weekly newsletters and five annual research reports…Editor and reporter for several B2B publications and newspapers…BA, Departmental Honors, State University of New York.
William Dugan, Associate, Twenty years experience in publishing operations…held senior operations positions at Reader’s Digest including Director of Fulfillment Services and Director of Logistics & Postal Affairs…experienced in fulfillment, outsourcing, requests for proposals, contracts, supplier management, order/payment processing, data capture, printing, lettershop, distribution, logistics, billing, postal, returned products…also experienced in establishing service levels, ensuring contract compliance, evaluating suppliers, managing conversions, and conducting operations/fulfillment audits…member of the Direct Marketing Association, the Direct Marketing Club of NY and the Fulfillment Management Association…published article in Folio magazine on fulfillment outsourcing…featured speaker at the Direct Marketing Association…educated at Ohio Wesleyan University and Iona College.
Mark Stelzner, Associate, Twenty years experience in all areas of publishing technology and operations, including new media, digital image processing, prepress production and editorial systems …extensive experience in global publishing markets, especially Europe and Asia. Former Director of Publishing Technology at Gruner + Jahr USA, responsible for strategy and operations for all editorial, design, and production systems for G+J’s major consumer titles...other previous roles include: Manager of Imaging Operations at Time Magazine, Manager of Electronics Group, Shift Manager and Project Training Supervisor at Time Inc./IMPACT, Product Manager at AGFA, and Applications Specialist at Crosfield Electronics… graduate degree in Marketing and Sales Management, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Margaret Whiteford, Associate, Fourteen years experience in International direct marketing and new business development…International Development Director at Printronic International working with publishing and mail order companies on database development and customer/subscriber recruitment activity…especially in pan-European and Asian markets. Focus on analysis of customer/subscriber response data to develop marketing communication strategy for both retention and recruitment…. Business Development Director at Data By Design…Use of data to reduce print production costs, as well as innovative and pragmatic solutions for other marketing activities. Consulting projects include database developments on the internet to improve targeting, web site developments and marketing. Member of U.K. Marketing Society, U.K. Institute of Direct Marketing.