New York—Media company Penton has appointed Richard Stanton chief data officer, a new position. Stanton was most recently a managing director at Avagen Ventures, where he led advisory engagements in the areas of technology, big data, team building and operations.
“Data is a strategic asset for Penton,” said David Kieselstein, Penton's CEO, in a statement. “Our data business is already $100 million-plus and growing double digits with excellent margins. With a team comprised of more than 50 developers, data scientists, engineers, product managers, UI/UX, SEO and design experts in place, we are committed to all aspects of data.”