Top Cygnus Publishing Official Planning Exit
Richard Reiff, Cygnus Publishing’s president, is leaving the b-to-b media company to start his own magazine company. Reiff’s exit, termed “amicable” by Kathy Scott, Cygnus Business Media’s director of public relations, will likely happen in early June.
Reiff’s career at Cygnus spans more than two decades and, according to Scott, leaves the Cygnus Publishing Division healthy and prospering—with more than half of Cygnus’ markets showing double-digit growth in the first quarter of 2006.
“Rich is no different than any other executive who at one time or another considers a move to his or her own company,” says Scott. “A search is on for his replacement. Internal and external candidates are being considered.”
Departing Cygnus along with Reiff will be George Fox, the division’s group vice president, who will play a role at Reiff’s new company.