|No. 15: Singer|
Singer, USA Today said in a statement this morning, "will be principally focused on developing and implementing new, growth-oriented business models." He will work from the paper's New York office.
Brace yourselves, boys and girls, because here come the buzzwords offered by Publisher Dave Hunke in announcing Singer's hiring:
"We're thrilled to add Scott's multi-faceted skills and extensive media experience to the USA Today business development team. His innovative thinking will help us identify areas for growth, allow us to accelerate the execution of transformative business initiatives, and take advantage of the compelling opportunities that media companies have to leverage their content in this exciting era of new digital distribution technologies."
Singer was managing director and head of media and entertainment at The Bank Street Group, a firm focused on mergers and acquisitions, and private debt and equity capital raising, the statement says.
For those of you keeping track, Singer joins Davis in being at least the 15th senior executive Hunke has hired or promoted in the last year:
- Sandra Cordova Micek, senior vice president of marketing
- Christine Allegro, general manager of the Your Life vertical
- Susie Ellwood, newly created position of executive vice president and general manager
- Tom Beusse, to the newly created position of president of USA Today Sports Media Group
- Jeffrey Wilks, to the newly created position of SVP of brand marketing; he lasted just seven months
- Denise Brodey, newly created post of general manager of Your Life vertical; she lasted just six months
- Jeff Dionise, newly created VP of product development and design
- Heather Frank, newly created VP of vertical development
- Steve Kurtz, newly created VP of digital development
- Ross Schaufelberger, newly created VP and general manager of the new USA Today Sports
- Brad Jones, SVP of circulation
- Myron Maslowsky, SVP, group finance and administration
- Susan Motiff, VP for strategic planning, analysis and support
Now, other than Jones' work in arresting the paper's circulation decline, can anyone list the accomplishments of the other 14?