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Forbes names new chief product and tech officers, chief digital officer departs

January 9, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Forbes announced Thursday the appointments of Nina Gould as chief product officer and Vadim Supitskiy as chief technology officer.

Gould and Supitskiy are Forbes veterans who oversaw a redesign of the company’s platforms, driven deeper engagement with audiences and with marketing partners, and managed the company’s migration to the cloud.

“Digital is the engine that powers us, and Nina and Vadim have long played pivotal roles in transforming Forbes into a brand that transcends platforms,” CEO Mike Federle said in a statement. “Our brand today engages more people worldwide than at any point in our history, and Nina and Vadim share a compelling vision to help us continue to grow while also cultivating greater loyalty and deeper relationships with our multifaceted audiences.”

Federle also said that chief digital officer Salah Zalatimo is leaving the company to become CEO of a unit of Block.one. “We also thank Salah for his tireless efforts over the last five years to help us become a multiplatform powerhouse,” Federle said.

Under Gould and Supitskiy, the company introduced a site redesign, created a new content management system called “Bertie” (named for founder B.C. Forbes) for Forbes journalists, contributors and marketing partners, and implemented strategies to drive deeper engagement.

Gould had been vice president of product and Supitskiy was senior vice president of engineering.

Their appointments come as Forbes set traffic records in October and November of 74.6 million page visits and 76.4 million people visits, respectively.

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