Questex Media Group

Questex Restructures, New Company Formed
December 18, 2009

A little more than two months after Questex Media Inc. filed its Chapter 11 petition, the company has sold its major assets to newly formed Questex Media LLC that now will own and operate the old business units. President and CEO of the prior firm, Kerry Gumas, takes on the same role here, and the new company is held by some of the senior lenders of the old Questex. In a statement, Questex said “the new company will operate with an improved capital structure and increased financial flexibility to better position it for future growth."

Industry Executives’ Appointments, Promotions, Transfers and More
August 22, 2008

• Disney Publishing Worldwide has named Aparna Pande the new vice president, general manager of its U.S. consumer magazines.• Future US has announced the following promotions: Simon Whitcombe to senior vice president/publishing director games, music and Future Plus; Stacey Levy to vice president/publishing director technology, pregnancy and cycling; and John Sutton to vice president/chief financial…

What Are They Doing Right?
June 1, 2008

We’re at the midpoint of 2008, and thus far, it’s been a tumultuous year for many publishers. Many, but not all. Publishing Executive spoke with the leaders of five publishing properties about the mounting challenges posed by the rising costs of paper and postage, and the prospects of recasting their organizations as players in the ever-evolving e-media environment. All five of these organizations, as it turns out, are prospering in spite of the challenges. In fact, several of them are significantly growing their businesses—and, in doing so, are bucking what many would consider the conventional wisdom of “riding out” these difficult times by

Questex Media Acquires FierceMarkets
January 25, 2008

Questex Media Group Inc., a global business-to-business media and information company based in Newtown, Mass., earlier this week acquired FierceMarkets, an online b-to-b media company headquartered in Washington, D.C. The deal’s financial terms were not disclosed. FierceMarkets uses its e-newsletters, Web sites, webinars and live events to connect marketers with targeted decision-makers in the telecommunications, life sciences, health care, IT and finance industries. The company is currently home to 19 online publications. “We at FierceMarkets are thrilled to join Questex,” said Jeff Giesea, founder and president of FierceMarkets. “Questex has a strong leadership team, a global footprint across numerous complementary markets, and a similar

Industry Executives’ Appointments, Promotions, Transfers and More
August 24, 2007

• Ron Wall, most recently the executive vice president-sales and marketing for Ascend Media, has been named senior VP-publications at Canon Communications. • Jean B. Clifton has been named chief financial officer of Reader’s Digest Association. • Paste magazine has announced the hiring of new managing editor Nick Marino and the promotion of music editor Jason Killingsworth to deputy editor. • David Singleton has been named director of publications planning and promotion by AARP The Magazine. • Penton Media has appointed Josh Cable editor of Government Product News, Government Procurement Journal and www.govpro.com. • Amy Simmons has been appointed

Questex Media Acquires Oxford Publishing
August 24, 2007

Questex Media Group, a Newtown, Mass.-based business-to-business media company, has announced its acquisition of Oxford Publishing Inc., which publishes Nightclub & Bar Magazine and produces “The Show”—one of the largest beverage and food trade shows in North America. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Questex will fold Oxford into the Hotel and Hospitality Group division of its company, which is home to a series of publications and live events that serve the hospitality industry, including Hotel & Motel Management magazine. Oxford President and CEO Ed Meek and COO Jennifer Robinson will continue to lead the division’s operations. “We chose to move forward

Questex Media Group Awards RR Donnelley Multi-Year Contract
February 1, 2006

Agreement includes 100 percent of magazine titles. CHICAGO -- Questex Media Group awarded RR Donnelley & Sons Co. a multi-year contract to print and distribute its magazines valued at approximately $25 million. The company's 23 titles include Hotel & Motel Management, American Salon, Travel Agent, Landscape Management and Home Media Retailing. "As a company committed to both organic growth and acquisitions, we wanted to select a printer who could successfully transition all of our current titles to their platform, while at the same time be suitably positioned to accommodate our future growth," says Kerry Gumas, chief executive officer of Questex Media Group Inc. "After