President & Publisher
Tampa Bay Business Journal
Lead the strategic visioning and mission with responsibility for the overall operations of the organization; most importantly achievement of financial objectives, long and short-term planning, as well as advocating with a shared business community agenda and voice. Complete P&L responsibility for $4.5M operating unit; where I work collaboratively with stakeholders to identify and achieve mutual goals. Increased bottom line profitability to just under 30%, up more than 200%. Developed systems to allow effective assignment, prioritization and monitoring of work against current strategy. Oversee and negotiate results driven contracts for employment, event partnerships and overall business operation. Lead, hire, train and motivate up to 32 full-time employees and 6 department heads . Network and build relationships with potential partners and identify new business opportunities. Transformed customer service strategy for readers, advertisers, subscribers and sources.