Sunday, May 22, 2011

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Build and manage large national and international digitally savvy content teams that work remotely on multiple platforms. Extensive content creation, content strategy and business development expertise, leveraging social media and mobile video applications. Work closely with product and ad sales teams. Excellent at assessing and developing talent. 


THE OPEN STANDARD – Published by Mozilla – June, 2014 to November, 2014
New York, New York

The Open Standard is published by Mozilla. I was responsible for guiding the overall site design, functionality and launch of The Open Standard; I was also responsible for building the editorial team, creating the content and social media strategies. The Open Standard was launched to cover everything from net neutrality, mobile, open source innovations to privacy, the "Internet of Things" and the changing face of the media.

PATCH – A Division of AOL – August 9, 2010 to December 13, 2013
New York, New York

Patch.com is a network of community-specific news and information sites providing local news coverage for more than 950 towns and communities nationwide. It's news you can use about people you know.

Vice President, Editorial Director – May 17, 2013 to December 13, 2013
Editorial Director, East – August 9, 2010 to May 17, 2013

Managed the editorial field staff, Patch’s largest division; at one point I had 11 direct reports, overseeing more than 750 digitally savvy regional and local editors nationwide.

  • Transformed Patch's news coverage and business strategy model to decrease expenses and increase audience and revenue.
  • Lead national video initiatives by cultivating in-house video creation and a mobile video strategy.
  • Implemented editorial quality control initiatives (catchy headlines, accuracy, relevance).
  • As the company’s first Community Engagement Director cultivated strategies for recruiting bloggers, leveraging social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, CoverItLive, etc.) and curating social media conversations to increase engagement from our user base.
  • Spearheaded Patch's launch strategy in three Presidential Primary election states.

CNNGo.com (now CNN Travel) – January 2010 to August 2010
Hong Kong, SAR (China)

Editorial Director

  • Developed strategic content (day-to-day and long-term) business and sales editorial solutions, special reports and local language coverage.
  • Managed a digitally astute remote editorial staff of 13 editors covering culture, entertainment, dining and travel in six international cities: Hong Kong, Tokyo, Shanghai, Singapore, Bangkok and Mumbai.

TALKSIX CORPORATION – January 2009 to December 2009
New York, New York

Senior Vice President, Content

  • Founding member of the pre-funding launch team of an online video and content aggregation solution for publishers and advertisers.
  • Contributed to the initial funding financial model, strategic partnerships, content distribution and presentation to the VC community.

IMAGINOVA CORPORATION (now TechMediaNetwork) – November 1999 to October 2008
New York, New York                                                                                                                    

Vice President, Editorial Director, Consumer Media Division

  • Managed a nationwide remote team of 15 and a multimillion-dollar budget.
  • Oversaw the day-to-day content creation of the award-winning consumer Internet properties SPACE.com, LiveScience.com, Aviation.com and Newsarama.com.
  • Negotiated and managed content deals with CNN.com, Yahoo.com, Foxnews.com and MSNBC.com.
  • Grew overall network traffic through innovative content creation, product launches and syndication partnerships to more than 8 million unique visitors per month and increased ad revenue to more than $3 million annually.
  • Concurrent responsibilities included Managing Editor of SPACE.com and Editor-in-Chief of Ad Astra Magazine (in partnership with the National Space Society).

ABC NEWS/Good Morning America – August 1998 to July 1999
New York, New York

Segment Producer

  • Researched, booked and pre-interviewed guests with an emphasis on entertainment, sports, business and consumer technology experts.

PEOPLE magazine/New York Bureau – October 1995 to January 1998
New York, New York


  • Reported wide variety of stories including human interest (TWA 800 crash); celebrity profiles (Will Ferrell, Craig Kilborn; Bryant Gumbel) and live events (Tony Awards; MTV Awards, New York Fashion Week).

MIAMI HERALD/Broward Edition – June 1994 to June 1995
Hollywood, Florida

Staff Writer

  • General assignment covering the city of Miramar – police, city hall, human interest, election coverage.

NEWSWEEK/San Francisco Bureau – March 1991 to May 1994
San Francisco, California

Freelance Correspondent

  • General assignment reporting: technology, politics, the Los Angeles riots, AIDS and health issues.


San Francisco State University
BA, Journalism
Editor-in-Chief, Golden Gater
Otto J. Bos Memorial Scholarship


  • Dual national, American-born citizen with European Union citizenship (Ireland) and passport.