Forbes Inc. announced that Jim Spanfeller has resigned as president-CEO of Forbes.com after running the company's Web site for nine years. Spanfeller is leaving to start his own media management company. After stints at Ziff Davis and News-week
, Spanfeller joined Forbes.com and provided the vision for turning it into a news aggregation site. In the process, he helped increase monthly unique visitors to the Web site to about 18 million.
Hanley Wood, publisher of Builder
, has named Peter Goldstone president, according to an internal memo issued by Hanley Wood CEO Frank Anton. Goldstone had been president of Hanley Wood's business media division. He will oversee both business media and exhibitions, which have been combined into a single business.
Cablevision Systems Corp. announced that Tad Smith, former CEO of Reed Business Information U.S., is joining the company as president-local media. The group includes the Newsday Media Group, News 12 Networks and other programming and interactive ventures under development.
Bruce Morris has rejoined Source Media as exec VP-managing director for the company's Investment Advisor and Technology groups. Morris left a similar role as president of Source Media's banking group in 2006. After stints at Jupitermedia and Louise Blouin Media, Morris returns to his roots in financial publishing.
Incisive Media announced that Michael Bennett has been promoted to the new position of VP-audience development for the U.S. Bennett, formerly group director for audience development, will now oversee the company's customer service center, management of key account sales programs and expansion of current database and e-mail marketing programs.