Let Me Introduce Myself

I am the CEO of Mansueto Ventures, home of the iconic media brands Inc. and Fast Company, and host of the video interview program, The Human Factor.

I have been in this role since January 2018. During my tenure, the brands have expanded beyond print and digital into live and digital events, video, data, and recognition programs. Each year of my tenure the company has recorded its best annual financial performance to date.

For the six years prior, I was the president and/or editor-in-chief of Inc. While I was editor, the magazine was twice a National Magazine Award finalist for general excellence, winning once. Before joining Inc, I was the founding editor of CBS MoneyWatch.com and the editor in chief of BNET.com; the sites together won more than a dozen awards for design and journalism during my tenure.

Before CBS, I had a number of roles in business journalism. I was the managing editor of Money Magazine (equivalent to editor-in-chief), where I won the Time Inc. Luce award for service journalism in each of the four years Money was eligible. Other roles inside and out of journalism include deputy editor at Business 2.0, assistant managing editor at Fortune, and vice-president at Goldman Sachs. As a writer, I’m the winner of a Loeb Award and a National Magazine Award.

In media, I host an interview program about leadership, entrepreneurs, and media for Inc. and Fast Company called The Human Factor. On broadcast platforms, I was a regular commentator on Nightly Business Report on PBS and Marketplace Radio on NPR and on CBS MoneyWatch. I had my own radio show, You and Your Money, on the Mutual Broadcast Network. I’ve also been a frequent guest on CNBC, CNN, The Today Show, The Early Show, and Good Morning America.

Before becoming a journalist, I spent six years as an actor, playing roles in soap operas and in regional theaters like the Pittsburgh Public Theater, Milwaukee’s Theater East and Philadephia’s Annenberg Center. For reasons even I don’t quite understand, I was repeatedly cast in the role of a Cockney juvenile delinquent, a peculiar bit of type-casting (I’m from Ohio). I mention it because, well, how many other media executives can make the same claim?

Outside of work, I am a private pilot and an enthusiastic club tennis player, who not so long ago helped carry my club’s tennis team to the regional championships for northern California.