Brian Magnotta Named Summit Business Media’s Chief Information Officer
NEW YORK, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Summit Business Media, a leading business-to-business media company serving the insurance, financial services, legal and investment advisory markets, today announced that it has named Brian Magnotta as the company’s Chief Information Officer. Magnotta will be responsible for all aspects of information technology including strategy, development, implementation, infrastructure and support.
Magnotta has extensive experience helping media companies manage and leverage technology for competitive advantage. Most recently, he was Chief Technology Officer at Ziff Davis Enterprise where he built several innovative solutions to drive the company’s digital and mobile technology strategy. Prior to Ziff Davis, Magnotta served as Chief Technology Officer for Reed Business Information where he played an integral role in accelerating the company’s transformation to a digital media company. Magnotta has also held various positions as an Information Technology consultant for McKinsey & Co., Coopers & Lybrand and Answerthink. Throughout his career, he has managed and capitalized on information technology for numerous industries including media, publishing, financial services, professional services, transportation, waste services, healthcare and electronics.
Steve Weitzner, Summit’s chief executive, said, “Brian’s extensive understanding of business-to-business products and services, coupled with his experience in developing and evolving both the mission critical and business intelligence systems needed to support this type of business will make him a tremendous asset to Summit as we continue to transform the company.”
Magnotta added, “There is a tremendous opportunity at Summit to utilize technology to develop new digital applications and create platforms that are essential to engaging our audience and customers including new lead generation, mobile and social media solutions. I am excited to join Summit’s management team and look forward to working with them to build these solutions.”
About Summit Business Media
Summit Business Media is the leading B2B media and information company serving the insurance, financial, legal and investment advisory markets. Summit strives to be “The Next Generation of Business Information” for executives and practitioners by providing breaking news and analysis, in-depth practice management strategies, business-building techniques and actionable data. Summit services the information needs of its customers through numerous channels, including digital, print, and live events. Summit publishes 16 magazines and 150 reference titles, operates 20 websites and hosts a dozen conferences, including the world’s largest mining investment conference held each year in South Africa. Summit’s Data Division provides detailed information on millions of agents, advisors and benefits plans.
Summit employs more than 300 employees in ten offices across the United States. For more information, please visit www.summitbusinessmedia.com.
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