Management shuffle at Forbes
Dubois writes, “Headhunter Michele James, CEO and founder of James & Co, has contacted at least one bona fide candidate for the job of COO of Forbes.
“The current COO is Tim Forbes. ‘Tim is staying with the company, he’s just going to go to a higher level,’ says Forbes spokesperson Monie Begley. ‘The new person coming in will report to Steve and Tim.’
“Forbes could be taking someone on because it’s trying to improve and rethink its digital presence. The company recently hired Lewis DVorkin, founder and CEO of True/Slant, as a consultant to help update its web strategy. Hiring a new executive who has significant digital experience could be another step in that direction.
“‘I would imagine that the person will have to have deep skills in web and print,’ says Begley, who doesn’t see the web issue as a driving force for the search for a new COO. ‘We’ve been doing [the web] since 1997, and very successfully.'”
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