WSJ losing two executives
Two Wall Street Journal executives are leaving the company this month, including chief digital sales officer Brad Westbrook, reports Michael Sebastian of Ad Age.
Sebastian writes, “Mr. Westbrook is joining a startup co-founded by Mr. Kutcher called A+. Mr. Westbrook will be chief revenue officer, she said. ‘A+ is a platform that leverages viral, social stories to create positive change in the world,’ an entry on AngelList says. ‘We aspire to make our readers feel differently about themselves and their communities, and to inspire them to action.’)
“Mr. Westbrook joined The Wall Street Journal in 2011 and has served in several roles, including director of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, which encompassed WSJ.com, WSJ Live, MarketWatch and All Things Digital, the website led by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg that became Re/Code and now operates independently of the Journal. He was named chief digital sales officer just in January and reported to Romy Newman, head of digital advertising at The Wall Street Journal.
“Mr. Westbrook’s last day is Friday. No successor has been named.
“Also leaving is Kelly Leach, publisher of The Wall Street Journal Europe and managing director of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She is exiting at the end of the month, according to an internal memo sent Aug. 11 by William Lewis, CEO at Journal parent Dow Jones. She was responsible for managing the Journal’s businesses in the regions, the memo said.”
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