Stephen Blackwell is the Chief Executive Officer of SpinMedia—home to some of the best-loved music and entertainment sites on the web which see over 30MM unique visitors monthly. Prior to SpinMedia, he was the Founder and CEO of the widely read and critically acclaimed site Death and Taxes, which was acquired by SpinMedia in July of 2014. He divides his time between New York City, where he is from, and Los Angeles.
Severin Andrieu-Delille serves as Chief Technology Officer for SpinMedia. Severin is an accomplished engineering executive with more than 10 years experience in building complex websites, software and mobile applications. He has assembled and managed world-class engineering teams, and lead engineering for numerous large digital media and e-commerce ventures. Severin most recently was at Artspace (previously VIP Art Fair acquired by Artspace in 2013), where he was VP of Product and Engineering, responsible for composing and executing the technology and product vision. He also served as CTO of StyleCaster Media Group, a Media company with a breath of online properties in the fashion and lifestyle space. Severin holds a BS in Computer Science from Tufts University.
As SVP, Sales Ops, Ross Cimino leads ourAd Operations, QA, Design, Publisher Management, Account Management, and Programmatic Sales teams, focusing on refining processes and operations across the divisions. Prior to joining SpinMedia Group Ross ran Evolve Media’s UK and EU operations and sales in London.
Pete Reisner is Vice President of National Sales at SpinMedia, chiefly focused on growing brands and leading effective teams. He guides high performance media concepts by collaborating with brands to build innovative, creative executions. According to Pete, this means staying ahead and winning with a competitive edge in our connected world. Pete is native New Yorker and resident who graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder. As a passionate music junkie, he believes music is a way of life that should never be taken for granted. SpinMedia is fueling his hunger to produce pioneering entertainment experiences.
Linnea Stalberg serves as the VP of Spin Productions at SpinMedia, where she oversees Integrated Marketing, Integrated Programming and Spin Productions. Prior to SpinMedia Linnea spent ten years working in marketing and talent management at ClearMedia, Amp'd Mobile and Octagon and most recently served as Director of Experiential Marketing at Myspace.
In her role as Director, Finance & Strategy, Connie Hsiung is responsible for keeping the piggy bank full, providing financial support for strategic initiatives, and managing the Company’s financial reporting. Prior to joining SpinMedia Group, Connie was at SDI Media where she was also staring at spreadsheets all day, every day, and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The University of Southern California.
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