MarketWatch.com head of content Jeremy Olshan sent out the following announcement:
I am thrilled to announce that Nathan Vardi is joining MarketWatch as Managing Editor for enterprise.
Nathan is a fantastic journalist and deft editor, with a keen eye for finding the big money stories. In his two-plus decades at Forbes, most recently as senior editor, he’s covered hedge funds, private equity, and pharma among many other subjects, and written more than 20 magazine cover stories. Recently, he uncovered the forgotten scientist responsible for the key delivery technology behind the vaccines, and early in the pandemic showed why the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine would be the first authorized jab against the virus.
His role will be twofold:
First, Nathan will captain a new enterprise team tasked with producing deep-dive features, investigations, and data projects. To start, this team will be made up of two terrific reporters, Jillian Berman and Eleanor Laise, as well as our amazing data and interactives editor, Katie Mariner. This crew will produce a mix of short, medium, and longer-term efforts. We’re looking for engaging journalism that makes an impact, and gives our readers insights to make sense of our ever-confounding business and financial world. Set your browsers on stun.
Second, Nathan will work across the entire newsroom to build a steady pipeline of great features, profiles, deep dives, and special projects. By enterprise here, I mean creative, impactful, and surprising angles: Stories that make our readers say, “ah,” and our competitors go “argh!” Enterprise should be the job of the entire staff, and it’s Nathan’s job (and yours) to make it so.
He starts in October and will report to me.
So please welcome Nathan, but probably don’t challenge him to a hockey face off. He’s from Ottawa originally, eh, and is likely better on the ice and the slopes than the rest of us.