MoneyShow.com names new president
MoneyShow.com announced Monday that Richard Jenkins, former editor-in-chief of MSN Money, has been named its president. Jenkins will spearhead content development, strategic partnerships, sales and marketing for the Web site.
Under Jenkins’ stewardship, MSN Money tripled editorial page impressions from 600 million in 2006 to 1.8 billion in 2009. During that time, the site won two prestigious Gerald R. Loeb Awards for multimedia and four “Best in Business” awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
“We are delighted that Richard Jenkins has joined our company to lead the MoneyShow.com team of award-winning financial journalists and global market experts,” said Kim Githler, president and CEO of MoneyShow.com’s parent company, MoneyShow, in a statement. “Mr. Jenkins’ industry savvy, expertise and in-depth knowledge of financial portals will further establish MoneyShow.com and accelerate our growth in the industry.”
Jenkins’ career spans three decades, with more than 15 years devoted to interactive media. He joined Microsoft in 1996 as founding editor and product unit manager for the Microsoft Money Insider Web site, which later became part of MSN Money. Prior to that, Jenkins served as deputy editor for TimesLink, an online service of the Los Angeles Times, and as an editor in the paper’s business section. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Occidental College and a master’s degree in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
“As a presenter, moderator or keynote speaker at numerous MoneyShow live events around the globe, I have been consistently amazed by the shows’ ability to attract the brightest minds in the financial world,” said Jenkins. “I’m thrilled now to have an opportunity to expose that brilliance to a much wider audience via MoneyShow.com.”
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