SOURCE: Computerworld

March 30, 2007 11:37 ET

Computerworld Promotes Two Top Online Executives, Expands Online Operation With New West Coast Sales Manager

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 30, 2007 -- Computerworld, "The Voice of IT Management," today announced the promotion of two executives, who have been key to the company's online growth, and a new hire who will head up the west coast online sales team. Gregg Pinsky was named vice president and publisher of Computerworld online, and Sean Weglage was named vice president and associate publisher of Computerworld online. Cori Kalinowski was hired as the online sales manager for the West Coast.

Pinsky will continue to oversee the revenue-producing areas of Computerworld.com, including operations, while Weglage will lead the overall sales team. Pinsky, a 19-year veteran of Computerworld has led the company's online sales and operations efforts for 10 years, during which time Computerworld's online revenue grew by more than tenfold. Weglage, who has been with Computerworld's parent company, IDG, for 13 years, was promoted from director of online sales, which he has held for the past three years.

Under the management of Pinsky and Weglage, the company saw 30 percent online revenue growth from 2004 to 2005, and 50 percent growth from 2005 to 2006, and is on its way to huge percentage growth again in 2007. "Gregg Pinsky and Sean Weglage have played a major role in the unprecedented growth of Computerworld's online business," said Matt Sweeney, CEO, president and publisher of Computerworld. "Under their leadership, the online team continues to roll out innovative new programs for marketers and deliver comprehensive ways to report on how those programs performed. Our national sales team is even more impressive today with the addition of Cori Kalinowski to help us continue this growth."

Pinsky and Weglage have been instrumental in driving many successful Computerworld online programs such as the award-winning Zones program (customer microsites) http://zones1.computerworld.com/home.

Kalinowski, a very well-respected senior online salesperson, joins Computerworld after spending a year as regional sales manager for InfoWorld and three years as district sales manager for Accela Communications.

About Computerworld

Computerworld is recognized worldwide as the premier source for news, information and opinion on the critical technology and management issues affecting senior technology professionals. Computerworld's award-winning weekly publication, Computerworld.com Web site, focused conference series and custom research, form the hub of the world's largest (58-edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including the 2004 and 2006 Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and Folio Magazine's 2006 Gold EDDIE Award for the best technology/computing magazine. Computerworld has an online audience of over 1.9 million unique monthly visitors (Omniture) and a total print audience of 1,337,000 (IntelliQuest CIMS Spring 2006). Computerworld is on the Web at www.computerworld.com.

Computerworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research and events company. A privately held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers, including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites, with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide, including Storage Networking World®, Premier 100®, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo, DEMO® and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.

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