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3 Questions for Summit Business Media’s New CEO
August 1, 2008

Summit Business Media, a business-to-business media company serving the insurance, investment and professional services markets, announced this week the appointment of Andrew Goodenough as president and CEO. Goodenough was previously serving as president, but will now assume William Reilly’s CEO responsibilities as well. Reilly originally formed the company (backed by Chicago private equity firm Windpoint Partners) in November 2006 with the acquisition of two companies: Highline Media, where Goodenough was CEO, and Pfingsten Publishing, run by Joe Bennett. The plan all along was for Reilly to step back from his day-to-day duties as CEO at some point, and Goodenough’s continually expanding role prompted

A Summit of Acquisitions
August 1, 2007

To build or to buy? Such is the question facing many of publishing’s young start-ups like William F. Reilly’s Summit Business Media—a business-to- business media company serving the insurance, financial and professional services industries­. Reilly, Summit’s chairman and CEO and a 25-year veteran of the media industry, opted for the latter. He founded Summit with the acquisitions of Pfingsten Publishing and Highline Media in November 2006, with the financial backing of private-equity investment firm Wind Point Partners. Since then, Reilly and his team have made two more significant purchases: Wicks Business Information and Agent Media Corp. “Agent Media is an important investment for

Summit Business Media Buys Agent Media Corp.
June 22, 2007

Summit Business Media LLC, the New York-based provider of information to the insurance and financial communities, announced it has acquired Agent Media Corp., a database and marketing company for the life, health and annuity segments of the insurance industry. Terms of the deal were not made public. Agent Media, headquartered in Clearwater, Fla., publishes Agent’s Sales Journal and Insurance Marketing, among others, and eProducer Connect, an extensive e-mail list of more than 1.6 million licensed agents and registered representatives. “Agent Media is an important investment for Summit because it extends our footprint in the insurance industry with market-leading products that complement our existing product lines, particularly