- Forbes chief executive officer Michael Federle has announced the appointments of Nina Gould and Vadim Supitskiy as Chief Product and Chief Technology Officers, respectively
Forbes chief executive officer Michael Federle has announced the appointments of Nina Gould and Vadim Supitskiy as Chief Product and Chief Technology Officers, respectively. Gould has been at Forbes for 21 years and was most recently the VP of Product. And Supitskiy has been working at Forbes since 2007 and was most recently the SVP of Engineering.
Gould and Supitskiy are known for redesigning the Forbes platforms and helped drive deeper engagement with audiences and with marketing partners. And Gould and Supitskiy oversaw a full-site redesign and launched a new content management system called “Bertie” (named after Forbes founder B.C. Forbes). This platform is used by Forbes staff, contributors, and marketing partners. And the team also completed the Forbes migration to the cloud in record time.
“Digital is the engine that powers us, and Nina and Vadim have long played pivotal roles in transforming Forbes into a brand that transcends platforms,” said Federle. “Our brand today engages more people worldwide than at any point in our history, and Nina and Vadim share a compelling vision to help us continue to grow while also cultivating greater loyalty and deeper relationships with our multifaceted audiences.”
Another change in management Federle announced is that Forbes Chief Digital Officer Salah Zalatimo is departing the company to become the CEO of a unit of Block.one.
“As Nina and Vadim step into their new roles, we also thank Salah for his tireless efforts over the last five years to help us become a multiplatform powerhouse,” added Federle.
Going forward, Gould and Supitskiy will continue to integrate next-gen technologies like blockchain and AI across all platforms while also introducing best-in-class engineering practices throughout the company. They are also going to work closely with Forbes’ editorial, advertising, and live events teams for creating engaging experiences for all stakeholders.
In the announcement, Federle also revealed that Forbes hit new records. For Q4 2019, Forbes engaged more readers than ever before and set traffic records in October and November of 74.6 and 76.4 million people, respectively. And the company also has been cultivating deeper relationships with stakeholders in specific communities like CMO, CFO, FinTech, and Under 30.
Now the Forbes brand reaches over 120 million people worldwide through its journalism, signature LIVE events, custom marketing programs, and 40 licensed local editions in 70 countries.