OLD Media Moves

Dow Jones chief revenue officer Rooney leaving the company

October 7, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

The following statements from Dow Jones CEO Lex Fenwick and Dow Jones CEO Robert Thomson were released Monday by Dow Jones & Co., the parent of The Wall Street Journal:

Message From Lex Fenwick

It is with warm wishes that I announce today Michael Rooney will be leaving Dow Jones to take a well-earned sabbatical. After a successful 35-year career in advertising sales, the last six with The Wall Street Journal, Michael will fulfill  his dream of traveling around the world with his wife. During his tenure with Dow Jones, Michael has been one of the loudest cheerleaders for the Journal franchise. He built a strong sales team and laid the groundwork for our current and future advertising successes. Through it all, he has never failed to bring a sense of fun to everything he does. We are all indebted to his dedication and leadership. Please join me in wishing him all the very best — here’s to many passport stamps and new adventures.

I am also pleased to share the news that Trevor Fellows will be joining Dow Jones as the new Head of Global Advertising Sales. Trevor, who joins us from Bloomberg, has had a long and successful career in global ad sales. He has served as Bloomberg’s Head of Global Media Sales in the U.S. and the U.K. and was also Head of Distribution and Ad Sales for EMEA and Asia. He brings an impressive  breadth of experience and leadership, please join me in welcoming him to Dow Jones.

Michael remains with us for a short while to ensure a smooth transition with Trevor, who begins work in a few weeks’ time. Trevor will report directly to me.

Quote From Robert Thomson

“Michael has built a team that transformed the ad fortunes of the company by hard-charging into the digital domain and fashioning a prestige consumer business that became a cornerstone of the Journal’s contemporary success.”

-Robert Thomson

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