BREAKING NEWS...Geeknet (GKNT) Spins Off Geek.com to...Ziff Davis?...Story Developing...
BREAKING NEWS...Geeknet (NASDAQ:GKNT) Spins Off Geek.com to Ziff Davis?*...Story Developing...
Q: What about the significant investment in "Geek" Geeknet has made over the past two years and arguably irreversibly priceless branding??? Feedery? SourceForge? Slashdot?
* The ThinkGeek Tab disappeared from the Geek.com Home page and the Copyright now reads 1996-2011 Ziff Davis, Inc. Note: Matt Sweeney and Dave Colford both came from Ziff-Davis (below). Note: Geeknet has not formally fully disclosed this nor has this been confirmed by Geeknet.
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Chief Revenue Officer
Matt Sweeney joins the Geeknet team as our first-ever Chief Revenue Officer. He comes to us with more than 20 years of experience building and directing sales teams and operations within both startups and growth companies. Most recently, Matt was President, Sales and Marketing for Ziff-Davis Enterprise. During his time there, he successfully restructured the sales organization, consistently grew revenue and led efforts to reposition the company as a media and marketing services organization.
Before joining ZDE, Matt was President & CEO of Computerworld and InfoWorld for IDG. Prior to assuming the CEO role, he served as Executive Vice President/Publisher and Vice President/Associate Publisher. Prior to IDG, Matt launched CIO Insight Magazine for Ziff-Davis Media as National Associate Publisher, and managed $30M+ in print/online sales for PC Magazine, the largest computer publication in the world with $60M in revenues. Before Ziff-Davis, Matt held positions at a variety of internet and media companies including RealNames, Idealab!, Mac Publishing, Fairchild Publications and Meredith Corporation.
Senior Vice President, Sales
Dave Colford joins Geeknet as its new Senior Vice President of Sales. He has spent 15+ years in the B2B technology media marketplace.
Dave started his career in events at CMP Media in the mid-1990s. He later headed up national sales effort at InfoWorld before serving as a group publisher at Primedia. Most recently, Dave has held sales management and executive roles at CMP Technology, IDG and Ziff Davis Enterprise.
Outside of the office Dave prefers to spend his time with his wife Melissa and their three young children, Connor, Riley and Emma.