NEWTOWN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Taunton, Inc., a multi-channel media company that provides high-quality information and inspiration to special interest enthusiasts and professional craftspeople, announced today that it has appointed Daniel R. McCarthy as Chief Executive Officer.
Andrea Roman, Chairman of the Board, said, "We are thrilled to welcome Dan as the new leader of Taunton, Inc. He provides the combination of vision, experience and character that we believe is essential to accelerating Taunton, Inc.’s growth.”
McCarthy is a respected industry veteran with a successful track record of accelerating growth and driving transformation at information, publishing and digital media companies. Most recently, he has been principal of Gallarus Ventures, LLC, a business advisory and strategy consulting firm, and Partner of The McCarthy Group, a marketing and communications firm. He is the former CEO and current board member of Network Communications, Inc., a provider of lead generation, advertising and Internet marketing solutions to businesses in a wide variety of categories. He is also the founder of Digital Sherpa, a pioneering provider of content marketing and social media services to small- and medium-sized businesses. McCarthy has been CEO of Themestream.com, a special interest portal; CEO of Primedia Enthusiast Media, publisher of more than 100 special interest magazines and web sites; CEO of Cowles Business Media, a leading business information provider to the media and marketing industries; and Executive Vice President of Communications Trends, Inc., a business intelligence provider covering the impact of technology on media and marketing.
“Taunton, Inc. is special for its remarkable connections with its audience and the passion and commitment of its people,” McCarthy said. “I’m honored and excited to join the team. Great work has been done expanding Taunton, Inc.’s reach into its core markets, and I’m looking forward to working with everyone to find new ways to increase our engagement and deliver more value to our customers.”
McCarthy will report to and have a seat on the Taunton, Inc. Board of Directors. He will work from Taunton, Inc.’s Newtown headquarters.
McCarthy lives in Bedford, NY with his wife Tami and their three sons. He graduated from Columbia with a B.A. in English Literature.
About Taunton, Inc.
Founded in 1975 as The Taunton Press, Taunton, Inc. provides high-quality information and inspiration to special-interest enthusiast and professional craftspeople in the woodworking, home building, cooking, gardening, and crafts markets. Taunton, Inc. is renowned for its high-quality content and relies on the support of its readers for its business success. Taunton, Inc. publishes magazines, books, websites and provides digital products and services to enhance the skill levels of enthusiasts in each of its markets. Its leading brands include Fine Woodworking, Fine Homebuilding, Fine Cooking, Fine Gardening, Threads and GreenBuildingAdvisor.com. Taunton, Inc. is an independent, family-owned company.