Tag: Insiders



Auto Trader’s Miller takes helm at Guardian Media Group

Andrew Miller, CFO of Guardian Media Group and previously CFO of Trader Media Group (publisher of classifieds title Auto Trader) takes over as CEO at the Guardian Media Group. He replaces Carolyn McCall who leaves to become chief executive of budget airline easyJet. Miller was key in the sale of 49.9 percent of Trader Media Group to Apax with which GMG now runs the classifieds arm as a joint com


OLX Portugal appoints Brazilian chief as new country manager

OLX Portugal appoints Brazilian chief as new country manager

Free-classifieds company OLX seems to want to focus more on the development of business in the small southwestern European markets. The company, founded in 2006 by the Internet entrepreneurs Fabrice Grinda and Alec Oxenford, has named its Brazilian country manager Rodrigo Ribeirão as new country manager for Portugal. In a


Simon Waldman leaves Guardian Media Group

Simon Waldman, onetime launch editor of leading U.K. newspaper site Guardian Unlimited and until recently Guardian Media Group's director of digital strategy, has left to join DVD subscription service LoveFilm. The author of a forthcoming book on “Creative Disruption: Why You Need to Shake Up Your Business for the Digital Age” Waldman engaged in a little creative disruption hi



Hearst VP Craig Besant joins Gatehouse Media

Craig Besant, VP of Hearst Newspapers who worked out of the Houston Chronicle, has joined Gatehouse Media as VP of classifieds, Gatehouse CEO Kirk Davis confirmed.
Gatehouse, headquartered in Fairpoint, N.Y., serves small and mid-size U.S. markets with 90 daily newspapers, almost 300 weekly newspapers, more than 100 shoppers and



Susan Kelly-Gilbert joins Scripps

Susan Kelly-Gilbert, director of multimedia sales (real estate) for MediaNews Group in Denver, has joined the Scripps' Knoxville News-Sentinel as senior director of sales support for E.W. Scripps 14 newspapers' interactive division.
She starts Monday, and will be based in Knoxville, home of Scripps' Knoxville News-Sentinel.


Eric Laffont takes over at AutoScout24

Eric Laffont takes over at AutoScout24

Eric Laffont, former marketing director for Fiat and ex-strategic planning director for Yahoo France is taking over as head of AutoScout24. "AutoScout24 is a great brand and a European leader with huge potential for development in the French market," Laffont said. "My mission which consists of perpetuating and accelerating that development allows me to bring together at the same time my passion a



Hearst papers form Texas group, make exec changes

Six Hearst newspapers in Texas have formed the Hearst Texas Media Group to streamline cooperation and operations between them. Jack Sweeney, publisher and president of flagship Houston Chronicle, is the new group's president. Tom Stephenson, publisher and president of the San Antonio Express-News, is the group's new GM. Bill Offill, who was EVP of advertising, circulation and marketing at the Chr



Marek leaving Houston Chronicle

Joycelyn Marek, VP of business development and community affairs for Hearst-owned Houston Chronicle, is leaving at year's end.

Her early retirement caps a 30-year career at the Chronicle, having risen through the ranks of the sales and marketing division to marketing director, later VP, and the founding VP of the Chronicle's successful
online products.

For the past year she s



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