Andrew Goodenough, President of Summit Business Media; president-CEO of Highline Media

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Top achievements of 2007: In September, Goodenough was named president of Summit Business Media. He remains president-CEO of Highline Media, which was acquired in November 2006 by private equity firm Wind Point Partners, which subsequently founded Summit. Goodenough was instrumental in the acquisitions this year of Wicks Business Information and Judy Diamond Associates. "The [deals] were pretty transformational, turning Highline into an $85 million company from about $55 million," Goodenough said. "We started in insurance and have expanded to include professional services." He added that he’s continued to diversify Highline’s product line to include print, Web sites, trade shows and conferences.

Top priorities for 2008: "I’d like to do six small-to-midsize acquisitions and one larger acquisition," Goodenough said. He said Summit is now about a $130 million company and added, "We’d like to double that in the next three years."

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