Saridakis tapped as chief digital officer for Gannett

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McLean, Va.—Chris Saridakis, CEO of rich media company PointRoll Inc., on Monday was named senior VP-chief digital officer of Gannett Co., publisher of USA Today. He will be responsible for expanding the company’s global digital operations.

Also, Jack Williams was named president of Gannett Digital Ventures, which will oversee Gannett’s portfolio of online classified companies and other diversified businesses.

Jason Tafler succeeds Saridakis as CEO of PointRoll. Tafler was previously senior VP- global business operations and strategy for PointRoll, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gannett.

Meanwhile, it was announced that Gannett’s newspaper division chief, Sue Clark-Johnson is leaving the company in May after 40 years. A successor will be named later.

—Matthew Schwartz

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