FierceMarkets Announces Corporate Leadership Transition
WASHINGTON, DC, December 15, 2011 – FierceMarkets, a leading online B2B media company, today announced that Chief Operating Officer, Maurice Bakley, will assume the role of President effective January 3, 2012.
Bakley joined FierceMarkets, a division of Questex Media Group, in March 2007 and was named Chief Operating Officer in January 2009. “Maurice's role in building FierceMarkets into a leader in online media and lead generation has been pivotal and he is the logical choice to take the company into the next phase of its growth,” said Questex CEO, Kerry Gumas.
“I’m particularly excited to take on this role at this time,” said Bakley. “FierceMarkets is on the brink of another wave of substantial expansion, and I’m fortunate to be leading such a talented group of individuals. Building on our strong history of innovation, our recent acquisition of senior-level executives, and the completion of another record-breaking year of revenue and audience growth, I look forward to continuing the pace of our expansion as we move in 2012.”
During his tenure at FierceMarkets, Bakley has played a key role in the company’s growth, including the launch of the company’s lead generation platform, the establishment of FierceMarkets’ Government group, the development of the company’s web business, and the launch of several new publications in the Finance, Healthcare and Enterprise IT markets. Before joining FierceMarkets, Bakley served as VP, Internet Publishing, for PostNewsweek Tech Media, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Washington Post Company dedicated to the government technology market. He holds a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Bakley assumes the role of President from Sean Griffey, who will depart to pursue a new entrepreneurial opportunity. “We wish Sean well in his future endeavors and we look forward to the possibility of collaborating in the future,” said Bakley.