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Yyyyyy x. yyyyyy

2 Wellington Way | Xxxxxx, XXXXXX xxxxxx xxx-xxx-xxxx | |


Executive Profile


Adaptable, driven and transforxxxxxxtive professional with years of diverse CEO-level experience. Skilled in recruiting and retaining high-caliber executive teams that have longstanding reputation for outperforming peer colleagues. Creative and cutting-edge as it pertains to consumer xxxxxxrketing and B2B efforts. Call on Huxxxxxxn Resources and Labor Relations to drive rewards, perforxxxxxxnce xxxxxxnagement and workforce diversity efforts. Driver of both public company and private equity successes over the course of a career xxxxxxrked by fiscal savvy and positive relations with board members, investors and other vital stakeholders. Call upon technical acumen to drive growth and efficacy levels. Seeking to utilize transferable skills and experience in the newspaper industry to pursue an exciting new challenge in another industry that will allow for continued career progression and professional growth in a CEO-level capacity.


Career Highlights


         Presently the CEO of a $1.2B company; leader of as xxxxxxny as 10K staff using a digital transforxxxxxxtion that includes both organic and inorganic growth, along with innovation and top-tier perforxxxxxxnce

         Deployed $800M in capital over the past three years to consolidate local media properties nationwide; scaled operations and expanded by 300% to achieve $1.3B in annual revenue

         Recognized as the Innovator of the Year for creating a $75M digital xxxxxxrketing agency

         Serve more than 20M people weekly using award-winning newspapers, websites, and mobile product offerings (GateHouse/New Media)

         Completed a turnaround of a family-owned publishing group xxxxxxde up of 16 media properties owned by Turley Publications in Western Xxxxxx (Cracked Rock)

         Oversaw more than $400M within a local publishing company comprised of domestic newspaper, website and commercial xxxxxxnufacturing operations offerings (GateHouse)

         Crafted a scalable digital consumer brand that served 165 communities in the Greater Boston area (GateHouse Media New England)

         Garnered hundreds of awards for community journalism excellence (GateHouse Media New England)

         Recruited by a private equity firm, Heritage Partners of Boston to lead Enterprise New Media

         Recruited by Fidelity Investments to lead a company valued at more than $100M; launched to reverse losses in classified ads, as well as a network of top-tier community websites, (Community Newspaper Company)

         Core skills include communication, strategic planning, creative problem solving and relationship building, among others


Professional History


GateHouse Media, LLC/New Media Investment Group

CEO/COO, 2013-Present

         Drive daily functions for a domestically-based $1.3B next-generation media company

         Focus diligently on investing in and building upon a quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets

         Operate as a multi-platform publisher, GateHouse Media, in over 525 local xxxxxxrkets serving over 200K sxxxxxxll and medium business clients

         Oversee operations for a digital xxxxxxrketing services agency, Propel Xxxxxxrketing and an SaaS platform for SMBs called Thrive Hive

         Xxxxxxnage an IT services division for SMBs, a LIVE and Virtual local events division, along with 75 commercial hubs for printing, production and distribution purposes


Cracked Rock Media

Founder & Owner, 2001-Present

         Established and currently preside over Cracked Rock, a platform for acquisitions and start-up operations; company is presently xxxxxxde up of six award-winning newspaper and xxxxxxgazine offerings

         Play a key role in the launch and current xxxxxxnagement of a digital services agency to serve SMBs across the county

         Acquired the in-xxxxxxrket Signaraxxxxxx xxxxxxrketing communications franchise in 2015; done in order for the holding company to leverage signs and promotional items in working with media business clientele

         Founded the fastest-growing store in the U.S., with revenues up by 300% to $500K


GateHouse Media, LLC

President & COO, 2009-2013

         Was elevated to this leadership role during the 2009 recession period

         Called on an accelerated multiplatform publishing strategy, along with swift digital product deployment and sales force development

         Assertively fused operations and slashed costs notably in the process

         Worked in conjunction with Investors to achieve success at a time when the company had been highly levered


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GateHouse Media New England

President & CEO, 2006-2009

         Oversaw the work of a $175M media division consisting of 125 newspapers and 165 community websites under the brand, rooted in Eastern Xxxxxx

         Dedicated service offerings to a weekly print audience that brought in $2M

         Accrued 3M monthly website visitors, which generated annual revenues of $175M

         Meshed three xxxxxxjor acquisitions to initiate $25M in synergistic cost savings

         Created a scalable digital consumer brand that served 165 communities throughout Greater Boston


Enterprise NewsMedia, LLC

CEO, 2004-2006

         Saw $85M in revenues through the seamless operation of 15 newspapers and websites in Southeastern Xxxxxx

         Achieved noteworthy financial turnarounds; also led M&A, outsourcing, labor concessions and growth strategy development efforts

         Led a successful exit when the organization underwent a sale to GateHouse Media; was retained by the new owners to serve as the CEO for their New England assets


Community Newspaper Company (CNC)

President, 1998-2001

         Developed an effective, viable turnaround incentive plan for the senior leadership team; included a three-year plan called the Path to Profitability

         Xxxxxxrkedly improved operating profit levels by $20M on a revenue base of $103M

         Fielded the inheritance of $8M in operating loss; worked diligently to improve operating profit levels to $12M over the course of a three-year time frame

         Led an effective exit for Fidelity by selling the company for $150M (13X TTM); was kept on board by the private equity-backed purchaser to continue as the company s President

o    Introduced $4M in cost savings at closing, with an additional $4M in the first year of the ownership transition

o    Left voluntarily to start a company in September of 2001




Courses, Theater, Wright State University (Scholarship Recipient)

Courses, Economics, Ohio University, Ohio

Executive Development Program, Harvard University

Executive Development Program, Babson College


Professional Involvement


Board of Directors, Associated Press

Board of Directors, News Media Alliance

Former Chairxxxxxxn, Local Media Association (national media trade group)




















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2 Wellington Way | Xxxxxx, XXXXXX xxxxxx xxx-xxx-xxxx | |



Xxxxxxrch 16, 2018



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Company Name


City/State/Zip Code



Dear [Hiring Agent Name],


I am pleased to submit my application xxxxxxterials for the (INSERT TITLE OF TARGET POSITION) vacancy and am submitting my documents for your review. As illustrated in the accompanying resume, my professional qualifications include the following accomplishments:


  • As a CEO-level professional, I bring to any position years of progressive communications and traditional media xxxxxxnagement experience. I am skilled in all facets of operations including supervision, relationship building and stakeholder relations, among others.


  • Over the course of my career, I ve proven myself adept in guiding and inspiring my peers and superiors to achieve success. I lead by example and am able to utilize the skills I ve gleaned over the course of my newspaper xxxxxxnagement career into an exciting new challenge in another sector that will value my transferable core competencies.


  • I boast a proven record of delivering comprehensive direction and guidance in deadline-driven, fast-paced environments that call for flexibility, time xxxxxxnagement and the ability to work well under pressure. My acumen serves as an accelerant for any valuable company s speed, digital quotient and strategic success. This will serve me well in any executive-level position.


  • Other core competencies include Strategic Planning, Critical Thinking, Revenue Generation, Financial Xxxxxxnagement, Communications, Presentations, and xxxxxxny others. My diversity of experience includes actively contributing to processes that fuel positive change. I am able to identify both points of progress, as well as areas for improvement in any operational capacity.


  • Besides completing college-level coursework at Wright State University and Ohio University, I ve completed Executive Development Programs through both Harvard University and Babson College. I am on the Board of Directors for both the Associated Press and the News Media Alliance. I ve also served previously as a Chairxxxxxxn for the Local Media Association.


I am a focused, capable and highly experienced applicant committed to supporting the long-term goals of an innovative, reputable firm. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to your organization, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.


Yours Truly,

Yyyyyy x. yyyyyy

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