F+W Media Names Jim Ogle Chief Operating Officer

NEW YORK – January 3, 2012 – David Nussbaum, F+W Media Chairman & CEO announced today the promotion of Jim Ogle to Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

As COO & CFO, Ogle has responsibility for all financial functions of the Company, as well as all legal matters, production, information technology, and logistics. In addition, Ogle will play a significant role in the development and execution of the Company’s strategic plan.
Since his arrival at F+W in 2008 Ogle has made an immediate and lasting impact on the success of the Company including major financial restructuring initiatives and multiple acquisitions, including the recent acquisition of Interweave Press.  
“Jim has repeatedly proven his talents and abilities and how F+W is better for having his leadership. It is my pleasure to work alongside Jim daily and on behalf of the Board of the Directors, I thank him for his dedication to F+W Media,” said Nussbaum.
Prior to joining F+W, Ogle served as Chief Financial Officer, Cygnus Business Media, an ABRY Partners company, acted as Vice President of Finance for Penton Media, and served as Controller for Sharemax. Ogle has extensive industry experience having worked with operating groups in magazine, events, and eMedia and is well-versed in M&A transactions across the media landscape.

Contact: Stacie Berger, Communications Director, sberger@fwmedia.com