New York—Questex Media Group has named Maurice Bakley president of its FierceMarkets division, effective Jan. 3. Bakley is currently COO of FierceMarkets.
Before joining Questex in 2007, Bakley served as VP-Internet publishing at PostNewsweek Tech Media. He is succeeding Sean Griffey, who said in an email: “Short story is that I'm leaving to start a new media company.” The b-to-b mobile media company will be called Industry Dive, Griffey said.
FierceMarkets increased its revenue by about 30% this year over 2010, Griffey said. Of Bakley, he said, “He's led major initiatives including our push into the government market, the development of our lead-generation platform and our initial Web business. He is going to bring a ton of energy to the position and will continue to push FierceMarkets forward.”