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DONALD PAZOUR

President & Chief Executive Officer


HEATHER FARLEY

Chief Operating Officer

 

ED PINEDO

Executive Vice President & CFO


MACY FECTO

Executive Vice President,
Human Resources & Administration 

   

DONALD PAZOUR

President & Chief Executive Officer

Don has led the strategy and growth of Access Intelligence for over a decade, taking magazine-centric businesses and converting them to an integrated media, web-centric group of market focused product clusters serving the media/marketing, energy/engineering, aerospace, and healthcare markets. His focus has been on providing the best quality information and most effective marketing services to the company’s customers.

Don and his team have built the business through countless launches and 18 acquisitions that have been bolted onto and integrated into the Phillips Business Information newsletter and magazine platform that Veronis Suhler Stevenson bought from Tom Phillips in late 2000. In 2010, the integrated, subscription revenue, chemical and energy information business was sold to IHS. Since that time, the company has leveraged its strong balance sheet and robust online market presence in its served markets to create high e-media and event revenue growth. Through this combined build and buy strategy, Pazour says, “the strongest asset we have built is the management team that AI has today. They are seasoned managers with passion for the markets they serve and are thus able to seize opportunities for growth within those markets.”

Before joining Access Intelligence, Don was at Miller Freeman, a subsidiary of United Business Media, for 23 years and he was named CEO in 1997. His ascendance through the company included management of conferences, magazines, and high-value information businesses. Don launched and grew Miller Freeman’s presence in the high-tech publishing sector, culminating with the acquisition of CMP Media in 1999. Under his leadership, Blenheim USA’s trade shows were acquired by Miller Freeman, which then became the largest trade show producer in the United States. 

Don is a frequent speaker at events held in conjunction with FOLIO: Magazine; American Business Media, where he is a Board member and Chairman of the Events Council; Society of Independent Show Organizers, where he is a Board member and past Chairman, and Specialized Information Publishers Association. He also serves on the Board of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research. Pazour has been named CEO Innovator by Media Business Magazine, Industry Icon by TSNN network, and in 2013 was recipient of the McCallister Award which afforded him the opportunity to work with Medill School of Journalism students at Northwestern University.

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HEATHER FARLEY

Chief Operating Officer

Heather is a senior level operating executive responsible for overseeing the operations and strategic direction across AI’s portfolio. She works closely with her division leaders to identify, acquire and integrate synergistic businesses as well as create strong organic growth through new product launches. Additionally, as a member of Access Intelligence’s Board of Directors, Heather plays an integral role in ensuring that the vision and mission of AI’s core strategic initiatives are successfully executed across all operating units. Heather is a recognized leader in the b2b community and sits on the board of  SIPA (Specialized Information Publishers Association) and SIIA (Software & Information Industries Association) and is often tapped for speaking engagements. In her tenure at AI, Heather has worked on more than a dozen acquisitions and countless product launches. Her expertise in both direct marketing and paid content have been instrumental in the company’s dynamic transition from a traditional b2b media provider to an integrated global media platform company comprised primarily of face-to-face events and online members-based communities. Prior to Access Intelligence, Heather was a senior vice president and group publisher with Phillips Publishing International, where she began her publishing career in 1988.

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ED PINEDO

Executive Vice President & CFO

As Chief Financial Officer, Ed is responsible for all financial operations and IT within AI. Prior to joining AI, he spent four years with Miller Freeman, first in London as Chief Financial Officer of Miller Freeman Worldwide plc., then two years with Miller Freeman, Inc in San Francisco as Chief Operating Officer responsible for finance, IT, production, circulation and administration. He also had operational responsibilities for Miller Freeman USA's Latin American portfolio. Prior to his employment with Miller Freeman, Ed was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Dallas-based United Advertising Publications, where he built the company from a $14 million business with seven publications to a leading consumer classified advertising business with over 300 publications and $350 million in revenues. Before that, he spent four years as Vice President of Finance and Operations for Vacation Internationale Ltd. He also spent seven years with a major public accounting firm. Ed has B.A.'s from Whitman College and Seattle University.


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MACY FECTO

Executive Vice President,
Human Resources & Administration

Macy joined Access Intelligence in 2001 and is Executive Vice President for all functions within Human Resources including benefits, compensation, training and development, recruitment, HR systems, employee relations and policy and procedures, with a specialty in the area of acquisition, integration, and organizational development.  Macy also oversees corporate planning and facilities for all offices of Access intelligence. After working briefly for Commerce Clearinghouse as a Graphic Artist, Macy began her career with Miller Freeman in 1984 as a Personnel Assistant. She held various positions within Administration and Human Resources before being appointed Director of Human Resources in April 1995. In 1999, she was named Senior Vice President of Human Resources and joined the Miller Freeman USA board of directors. Macy joined Access Intelligence, LLC in January 2001. She is a former Chairperson of the ABM (American Business Media) HR Committee and in 2007 was named one of FOLIO:’s 40 most influential people.
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ROB PACIOREK

Senior Vice President,
Chief Technology Officer

SYLVIA SIERRA

Senior Vice President,
Customer Acquisition and Retention 

STEVE BARBER

VP, Financial Planning & Internal Audit

ALISON JOHNS 

SVP, Digital Development

 

MICHAEL KRAUS

VP, Production, Digital Media & Design

GERALD STASKO

Vice-President
Corporate Controller

NATALIE WAY

Director of Financial Reporting


J. CURTIS MAJETT

Senior Director, Corporate Facilities, Real Estate and Telecoms

   

ROB PACIOREK

Senior Vice-President
Chief Information Officer

Rob has been with Access Intelligence since 2001 and currently oversees AI's Digital Development and Digital Services Groups, as well as Network Operations and Technical Support. Rob also chairs the company's Pivot Team which was created to focus on driving revenue growth through better usage of data and analytics. He previously served on the Technology Planning Committee for the Town of Rockport, Massachusetts, while serving as the Network Administrator for the Rockport Public School District. Rob also has a Master's Degree in Math Education from The Ohio State University, and spent 3 years teaching 8th grade mathematics.


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SYLVIA SIERRA

Senior Vice-President,
Customer Acquisition and Retention

Sylvia has been at Access Intelligence for 19 years, where she is responsible for customer acquisition and retention, email operations, marketing automation and customer service departments.  Sylvia served as Chairperson of American Business Media’s Audience Development committee from 2012 to 2014,  and  continues to serve on the committee.  She also serves as a member of BPA’s Audience Development Committee.  Sylvia has received numerous industry recognitions, including: NTCFI’s ARV award, BtoB 2008 Top Innovator in Business Publishing, and Audience Development 2008 All Star.  She is a frequent speaker at industry events, including the Folio: Show, Publishing Professional and Email Marketing Summit, as well as numerous webinars.
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ALISON JOHNS 

SVP, Digital Development

Responsible for digital development at AI, Alison works with company business leaders and developers to build and optimize market-leading emedia businesses. Working in digital media since 1994, she was a member of the founding executive team of DVD Express, where as VP/Creative Director, she helped build the web site into a top ecommerce destination for music, DVD and game titles. Attracted to technology through journalism, Alison has been an editor and publisher, developing and managing technical b2b titles at Penton Publishing and AI. Her freelance articles have appeared in a range of titles including Shape, Garden Design, Variety and American Cinematographer. Recently her teams have been recognized with Eddie’s and Ozzie’s from FOLIO: Magazine and for Web Site of the Year by the American Society of Business Publication Editors.
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STEVE BARBER

VP, Financial Planning & Internal Audit

Steve has over 20 years experience in Accounting including Budgeting and Forecasting, Financial Analysis and Treasury Management. He is currently responsible for all financial planning, analysis and internal auditing for Access Intelligence. Prior to joining AI, he was at Dental Benefit Providers, Georgetown Publishing, Merrill Lynch and Paine Webber Asset Management. He later helped start a joint venture between Thomas Publishing and General Electric Information Services, performing all aspects of Accounting, Facilities and IT Management. Steve has a B.A. in Business Administration from Rider University.
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MICHAEL KRAUS

VP, Production, Digital Media & Design
Corporate Communications

Michael has been with Access Intelligence for 26 years and is responsible for web, e-letter, third-party and print ad traffic and production; design for marketing and event collaterals, newsletters, magazines, digital editions, and mobile apps, as well as distribution and fulfillment of publications, both electronic as well as print.  Michael has a BA in Communications from the University at Albany (NY) and an MBA with a concentration in finance from the City University of New York's Baruch College. Michael began his career in publishing in Macmillan's College Textbook Division. Later, he was an editorial assistant at the The New York Law Publishing Company, working on up to 17 legal newsletters. He also spent time as a production editor for SportsInc, a Times Mirror magazine. Michael started at AI as an Assistant Production Manager for Chemical Week magazine and has held various titles before his current one, including Production Manager, Senior Director of Production, Director of Operations, and Vice President of Production & Manufacturing. Michael has appeared on the cover of Publishing & Production Executive, spoken and presented at MagazineTech and in 2013 was featured as the lead speaker at a FOLIO: webinar about driving efficiencies. Michael also works with top management in crafting AI's messaging internally and externally as part of the Corporate Communications team.

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GERALD STASKO, CPA

Vice-President, Corporate Controller

As Corporate Controller, Gerald is responsible for all accounting operations within AI.  Prior to joining the organization, he spent four years as Director of Finance with FC Dallas of Major League Soccer, and was responsible for finance, IT, and administration.  Earlier in his career, Gerald served as Controller for Austin Grill, a Washington, DC area restaurant group, as it expanded into Baltimore and Boston.  Gerald earned a B.S. in accounting from the University of Maryland.

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NATALIE WAY

Director of Financial Reporting

Natalie began her career at Access Intelligence in 1994 as an Accounts Receivable/Collections Assistant. Over the last 20 years, Natalie has held many positions, including General Ledger Manager, and currently is the Director of Financial Reporting. She is responsible for external financial reporting, bank and tax compliance and reporting, cash flow forecasting, and financial systems support and integrations. Natalie is also involved in acquisition due diligence and contract review. She graduated from Bucknell University with a BS in Accounting. 
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J.  CURTIS MAJETT

Senior Director, Corporate Facilities, Real Estate and Telecoms

Prior to joining Access Intelligence, Curtis worked as a roof truss design engineer and computer technician. He joined Access Intelligence 1993 as an Office Assistant and later became Director of Facilities and Administrative Services, where he expanded his role to providing support services to all Access Intelligence offices. In 2000, he was promoted to his current position and his role was increased to managing all facilities and telecommunication-related matters for Access Intelligence globally, including our former offices in London, and Menlo Park, CA, and including current offices in Rockville, MD; New York; Houston, Arlington, VA and Norwalk, CT. 
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KERRY SMITH

SVP, Marketing & Media Group

DIANE SCHWARTZ

SVP & Group Publisher,
Media Communications Group

JENNIFER SCHWARTZ

SVP & Group Publisher, 
Healthcare Group

JENN HEINOLD

Vice President, Events


   

KERRY SMITH

Senior Vice President, Marketing & Media Group

Kerry oversees the Marketing Communications Group, which includes Event Marketer, the Chief Marketer Group, Multichannel Merchant, LeadsCon and their related event and emedia businesses. Kerry joined Access Intelligence with the sale of his company, Red 7 Media, to AI in 2011. Kerry started Red 7 Media in 2002 with a vision to create and launch magazines and conferences in niche business categories. The company was named the fastest-growing privately-held publishing company in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine in 2007 and 2008. He has launched 5 magazines and 8 conferences/shows over the past 30 years. Prior to founding Red 7 Media, Kerry was Group Publisher at Primedia, Inc., where he was responsible for editorial, business management and brand development for a group of 8 business publications, including American Demographics, Corporate Meetings & Incentives, and PROMO Magazine, which he founded in 1987. Kerry is a board member of the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) and serves his community as Fire Commissioner. He is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.


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DIANE SCHWARTZ

SVP & Group Publisher, Media Communications Group

Diane oversees the group, which includes Folio, min, PR News, Cablefax, StudioDaily and AdMonsters. In her 18 years at Access Intelligence, Diane has launched more than four dozen conferences, web sites, events, e-media ventures and ancillary products. A 25-year media veteran, Diane served on the board of the Specialized Information Publishers Association and on the Digital Media Committee of American Business Media and serves on numerous other PR, media and business committees. Follow her on Twitter @dianeschwartz and read her blog at prnewsonline.com.

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JENNIFER SCHWARTZ

SVP and Group Publisher, Healthcare and Aerospace Groups

Jennifer is responsible for the overall management and strategic business development efforts across AI’s Healthcare and Aerospace group, which includes such brands as Rotor & Wing, Via Satellite, Avionics, and OR Manager. She also evaluates and helps integrate key acquisition targets in the healthcare space. Jennifer has worked at Access Intelligence since 1997 and held previous publisher positions in the defense and energy groups. Jennifer successfully integrated the LDC Forum events into AI’s portfolio in 2006. Previously, Jennifer held sales and marketing positions in the telecom and banking industries. She has a BS degree in Marketing from the distinguished Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. Jennifer also successfully completed ABM’s B-to-B Advanced Leadership Program at Northwestern University in 2012.
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JENN HEINOLD

Vice President, Events

Jenn oversees the tradeshow portfolios within AI’s aerospace, healthcare and energy groups, in addition to managing a centralized operations and logistics team that produces majority of AI’s tradeshows and events. Jenn joined Access Intelligence in 2006 to serve as the lead marketer for the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition and relies on her marketing background and connection to the tradeshow attendee to drive her business. She has continually produced double-digit revenue growth within her portfolio by identifying market trends and analyzing data to improve performance. Jenn is most passionate about the power of face-to-face marketing and continuously strives to create value for the markets she serves by launching new events in under-served verticals, expanding the scope and content of current events to be relevant to a broader audience base and creating high-quality attendee acquisition strategies. If you want to see Jenn’s eyes light up, talk to her about acquiring events. She’s successfully integrated the OR Manager Conference and Offshore Communications (now OilComm) into AI’s event portfolio and both have doubled in size under her leadership. Before joining AI, she served as Marketing and Communications Manager of GovSec, U.S. Law and Ready! trade shows, produced by National Trade Productions. She is a member of the Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI), International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) and Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) and has completed ABM’s Advanced B-to-B Leadership Program. Jenn regularly speaks at tradeshow industry events and has presented at ExpoExpo, SISO Executive Leadership Summit, Shepard Sandbox and ECEF. She earned a B.A. in Journalism from Penn State University and returns to Penn State every year to guest lecture in their Event Management Course.
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