Foundry’s movers, shakers, elbow-greasers and innovators.

Our leaders at all levels inspire from within, lead by example, and balance big thinking with getting the job done.

When I reflect on all that I’ve learned at Foundry and how I’ve grown as a marketer and a leader, I’m astounded. It’s an honor to be part of a company with a long history of excellence, as well as a strong spirit of innovation, and because of this culture Foundry attracts some of the most talented change-makers in the business. And I think that’s the greatest part of working here—being surrounded by colleagues that inspire me daily.

Rachael Ferranti
VP, Corporate Marketing
Sarasota, FL

Working at Foundry is an opportunity to contribute to something significant. It’s always fun, exciting and ever-changing. I also feel like At Foundry, your voice is valued, your opinions carry weight, and your passion can be channeled into projects that create a meaningful impact on the lives of both colleagues and clients. Every day presents a new puzzle to solve, a fresh challenge to embrace, and a supportive team to guide you through them.

Darren Brain
VP Commerical Operations APAC
Sydney, NSW

Meet our executives

Our dynamic team of visionary martech, media, and publishing leaders and seasoned professionals bring unparalleled expertise to guide our company towards innovation and excellence.

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Genevieve Juillard

Chief Executive Officer, IDG, Inc.

Genevieve Juillard

Chief Executive Officer, IDG, Inc.

Genevieve Juillard is the Chief Executive Officer of IDG. She is a proven operator with nearly two decades of experience scaling the businesses of increasingly large and complex organizations and leading accountable, high-performance teams to execute transformation and growth initiatives. She brings significant people, strategic planning, and operational skills to continue expanding IDG’s leading proprietary data products and technology platforms, and a global business perspective, having held executive roles in Chicago, London, and Australia.

Prior to joining IDG, Ms. Juillard spent more than 15 years at Experian, including serving as President of Experian’s Marketing Services and Data Quality group where she led the strategic transformation of the business, including the acquisition and integration of Tapad. She also previously served as Managing Director of Global Expansion within Experian’s Credit Services business, where she led the expansion of Experian’s global product, data and innovation capabilities, and as President of the US Consumer Credit Bureau.

Ms. Juillard holds a B.A. and B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley and a MBA and MPP, Management and Public Policy from UCLA Anderson School of Management. She also serves as a Director on the Board of Innovid (NYSE: CTV), an independent advertising and measurement platform.

Amy Bennett

Editor in Chief, B2B

Amy Bennett

Editor in Chief, B2B

Amy Bennett is a veteran editor with more than 15 years of experience in B2B tech publishing. In her role as Editor in Chief, English language for  CIO, CSO, Computerworld, InfoWorld, Network World, Amy oversees editorial operations for these award-winning media brands unwaveringly focused on serving the information needs of IT and security leaders. Amy cut her teeth in publishing spending summers answering phones and writing product announcements at a series of small trade publications that are now long forgotten except to vintage tech enthusiasts. She joined IDG in 2000 as Web Production Manager at ITworld, following stints at Harvard Business School Publishing and Daedalus, the Journal of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 

Mark Burton

Senior Vice President, Data & Software Group

Mark Burton

Senior Vice President, Data & Software Group

Mark Burton is the Senior Vice President of IDG’s Worldwide Data & Software Group. In his role, Mark focuses on product development, pricing, data acquisition and delivery of Foundry’s data services solutions including demand gen, sales development services, intent data solutions and Foundry’s ABM platform – Triblio.

With over 23 years of media experience across technology & financial services markets, Mark is a proven and well-respected leader. A transformative thinker with extensive experience across data, events and marketing services across EMEA, US and APAC. Since joining IDG in July 2018, Mark has taken our data services group forward to record growth and continues to collaborate with leaders across the company to define and execute our data services strategy.

Prior to joining Foundry (formerly IDG Communications), Mark held Director positions at Future PLC, Incisive Media and VNU Business Publications. Mark has a BA in History from Portsmouth University and lives outside of London with his wife and 3 children.

Steve Corrick

Senior Vice President of Events, IDC and Foundry

Steve Corrick

Senior Vice President of Events, IDC and Foundry

Previously, Steve held several leadership positions at UBM including Senior Vice President and Portfolio Director of the Manufacturing Group and Vice-President of Sales for the Electronics Group.In these roles, Steve was at the center of key strategic initiatives encompassing event launches, acquisitions and key partnerships in events and media. He helped develop new events throughout North America and launched the Advanced Manufacturing’s Groups international business.

Steve is a graduate of Manchester University in the UK and began his event career at event organizer Andry Montgomery in London, prior to moving to California where he spent over 25 years.

He has considerable experience of US and International B2B and B2C Markets, having worked in various sectors including technology, medical, food & beverage, art and manufacturing.

Andrea D'Amato

Chief Revenue Officer, U.S.

Andrea D'Amato

Chief Revenue Officer, U.S.

Andrea D’Amato brings 25 years of sales and strategy expertise to her current role as CRO, U.S. In leading the IDG Communications’ U.S. sales organization, her team works with some of the largest and most strategic accounts and agencies, delivering world class programs to U.S. marketers to engage leading technology and business decision-makers. Andrea’s deep understanding of technology marketing needs began during her time at IDG’s Network World Events where she rose to Publisher in 2009. After joining IDG Global Solutions in 2013, Andrea had the privilege of representing IDG’s international offerings to U.S., Canadian and LATAM marketers. After heading the U.S. Corporate Accounts team in 2017, Andrea then led the newly formed Field team and was promoted to CRO, U.S. in March 2021.

Matt Egan

Editorial Director

Matt Egan

Editorial Director

An executive leader with more than two decades experience leading successful editorial teams, Matt Egan is Foundry’s (formerly IDG Communications) first ever Editorial Director.

Matt leads and supports Foundry’s world class teams of journalists in key markets across the globe, as they create expert content in multiple major world languages. He is responsible for audience development, data, content, ecommerce, analytics, video, and content strategy for the world’s most popular business-to-business and B2C technology publications and events.

Prior to his global role Matt managed Foundry’s award-winning enterprise and B2C editorial teams in the US, UK, ASEAN, France and Spain.

Matt holds a BA in English and Drama from the University of Hull. He’s married with two children and enjoys running.

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Paula Fernandes

SVP, Finance and Operations

Charles Lee

Global Managing Director, B2B

Charles Lee

Global Managing Director, B2B

Bringing more than 25 years of experience in the marketing services industry, Charles Lee is SVP, B2B. In his role, Charles oversees all domestic aspects of Foundry (formerly IDG Communications) and manages the U.S. leadership team, building an environment that fosters quality customer experience. Charles joined Foundry in 2005 as the Vice President of Corporate Sales. Through his time at Foundry, Charles has received numerous awards which include the IDG Corporate Star Award, two IDG President’s Awards, Folio40 and B2B Top Innovator of Business Publishing. Prior to being named President, U.S. in 2017, Charles served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Foundry Strategic Marketing Services.

Charles started his technology media career at Ziff Davis Media where was Vice President for 10 years. During that time, he created the company’s first Integrated Media Group, ran the Custom Media Group and was a key member of the launch teams for the Baseline and CIO Insights executive magazines.

Charles is a graduate of the University of Vermont.

Mark Lewis

Chief Data Officer

Mark Lewis

Chief Data Officer

With nearly 25 years’ experience in IT/media publishing, Mark Lewis brings a variety of perspectives to his role as Foundry’s Chief Data Officer (CDO). Mark’s goal as CDO is to create the most optimal environment for data. To ensure this, Mark runs a brilliant global team of analysts, data scientists, architects and reporting specialists who leverage the latest tools and techniques for standardizing, normalizing and securing data.

Prior to joining Foundry, Mark spent time in product roles at the Boston Globe/Boston.com. Additionally, Mark spent 10 years at TechTarget in product and editorial capacities. After graduating Boston University, he also spent many years as a writer/producer at WCVB-TV, Boston’s ABC affiliate.

Mark lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two children. When not at work, he’s continually seeking out a pick-up hoops game, while his knees/hips/ankles still allow.

Christian Löbering

Managing Director - Consumer B2C

Christian Löbering

Managing Director - Consumer

Christian Löbering is a global executive leader with a holistic approach to digital media and a decade of experience in leading successful editorial and commercial teams. Christian leads and supports his teams across the world to reach and inspire a global tech-savvy audience through a data informed publishing strategy, combined with editorial excellence, embracing technology and partnerships.

Neil Michael

International Chief Revenue Officer

Neil Michael

International Chief Revenue Officer

Neil Michael has recently been appointed Foundry’s (formerly IDG Communications) Chief Revenue Officer, International. In this role Neil is responsible for all Foundry’s revenues outside the U.S.

Neil has been in international technology media for over 20 years and with Foundry for the last 15 years during which he has held a series of senior sales and leadership positions including President, Foundry Global Solutions, where he managed Foundry’s global sales teams across US, EMEA & APAC.

Neil’s deep understanding of both international markets and technology marketing customer needs has been developed through years of working with Foundry’s customers around the world.

Neil is a customer obsessed executive who is focused on ensuring Foundry help and partner with technology marketers all around the world to deliver on their marketing objectives.

Neil is a Tottenham Hotspurs fan who lives just outside London in Buckinghamshire, England with his wife and two sons.

Danny Phillips

Chief Operating Officer

Danny Phillips

Chief Operating Officer

Danny Phillips has been active as a senior industry event professional for 30 years in the USA and internationally and prior to joining IDG/IDC led the US IDG Event Team in a Consulting capacity.

He has served as CEO of Argyle Executive Forum in New York, overseeing its expansion and the acquisition of two businesses, and has run his own media M&A consultancy, Present Sky LLC, where he has represented both buy-side and sell-side clients in transactions in the B2C and B2B expo, peer-to-peer networking, training and conference sectors. More recently he has also served as Managing Director at Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips in New York where he led the events practice.

Previously, Danny was Executive Vice President of Advanstar/UBM/Informa where he was responsible for technology, automotive, licensing, entertainment and healthcare media divisions in the USA, France, Brazil, Germany, the UK and Hong Kong and led 11 acquisitions. Prior to that, he headed European technology media business units for both International Thomson and EMAP/Ascential from London.

In his new role with IDC and IDG, Danny will be leading the IDX Engage Operating Board and will report to Ram and Crawford Del Prete. As Senior Vice President of IDG and IDC’s event development initiative, Danny will be responsible for reimagining our combined event strategy; building execution consistency; ensuring our events meet the needs of regional BU customers; and overall event growth.

Danny lives in Laguna Beach, CA.

Anand Ramakrishnan

Chief Technology Officer

Anand Ramakrishnan

Chief Technology Officer

Anand Ramakrishnan is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Foundry. In his role, Anand is responsible for global engineering and product development across all of Foundry.

Previously, Anand was at Zoominfo where he was VP Product and Engineering for the Ads and Marketing platform, Intent, Data and AI/ML portfolio. He built their Advertising & Marketing products/platform within a year of joining and helped set it on a trajectory to be identified as the next billion-dollar business.

Prior to this, Anand helped build the Platform and later Advertising, Data and Experience Clouds at Demandbase. His career also includes significant contributions at Yahoo, where he led advertising and web analytics, and at Oracle, where he was part of the founding team that built Oracle Fusion (now Oracle Cloud).  Anand is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Stanford and Wharton. His diverse and extensive experience reflects his expertise in scaling and expanding products and businesses across various technology companies.

Sara Scogland

Chief Human Resources Officer

Sara Scogland

Chief Human Resources Officer

Sara Scogland is an experienced Human Resources professional who is responsible for providing strategic human resources support and guidance across multiple IDG business, including Foundry (formerly IDG Communications) and IDG Corporate. Sara brings over 19 years of global human resources experience focused on HR strategy, change management, executive and management coaching, and workforce planning and development, in the US and internationally. Sara works closely with executive leadership, managers, and employees to support the overall business strategy and drive business results. As a senior HR professional, Sara understands our people, our business needs and partners with all employees and managers for practical execution of our strategic vision.

Sarah Stokes

Global Senior Vice President, Demand Gen Operations

Sarah Stokes

Global Senior Vice President, Demand Gen Operations

Sarah is part of the Foundry Executive Leadership Team and heads up the Global Demand Generation Operations group, focusing on delivering verified in market first party leads that drive stronger, more accurate pipeline.

Sarah has more than 20 years of experience in building high performing teams, customer relationship management, business operations and leading with a data-driven customer-obsessed mindset. She has held several local and international leadership positions within Foundry including Customer Success, Sales Enablement, Sales Support, Program Management, Sales Operations and Revenue Operations. She is responsible for a number of successful transformational projects across the business which deliver against Foundry strategy. Sarah is known for her collaborative style and partners closely with executive and operational leaders, managers and teams.

Sarah lives in Tampa, Florida with her husband, son and daughter. She loves to run, read and surf whenever she finds the time.

Brian Stoller

Chief Marketing Officer

Brian Stoller

Chief Marketing Officer

As CMO, Brian Stoller, brings more than 25 years of marketing and martech experience to Foundry (formally IDG Communications).

In this role Brian will lead Foundry’s global data-driven marketing efforts as Foundry continues to define the intersection of media and martech. Brian brings his global marketing, agency and martech expertise, as well as a unique understanding of what Foundry’s customers need for success, because he previously was one.

Prior to joining Foundry Brian was Chief Marketing Officer of several start-up companies, including BioSymetrics, a SaaS platform pharmaceutical research using AI as well as several marketing technology companies.  At IBM, Brian was Executive Director of Performance Marketing where he built IBM’s in-house programmatic capabilities. He started his career in the agency space, supporting a wide range of clients from American Express, SAP, Cisco, LG Electronics, HSBC, GSK, and CHANEL among others.

Brian is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is based out of New York, NY.

Jason Tenenbown

Chief Strategy Officer

Jason Tenenbown

Chief Strategy Officer

Jason Tenenbown leads client strategy and creative services at Foundry. The client strategy team designs & builds brand to demand marketing campaigns and new digital solutions for our largest customers. The creative services team oversees design and user experience for our customers and the company itself.

A marketer with experience that spans creative, product development, and revenue generation, he has collaborated with leaders across the company to define our corporate, go to market, data, and M&A strategies. He has also led development of new global product lines in Account-based Marketing, Native Advertising, and the IDG Content Marketing Practice.

Prior to joining Foundry, Jason produced and marketed interactive games, toys and independent films. He has an MFA from the UCLA school of Theater, Film and Television and BA in English from the University of Texas. He lives outside of San Francisco with his wife and two children.

 

Karen Wigetman

Vice President, Strategic Finance

Karen Wigetman

Vice President, Strategic Finance

Karen Wigetman is Vice President, Strategic Finance, serving as a key Finance leader for IDC and Foundry Leadership Teams, supporting all the business line processes and teams within those business units.

Throughout her career, Karen has played a pivotal role in leading high performing teams, orchestrating transformative changes to financial processes and drive operational excellence. Prior to joining IDG, Karen led the Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team at Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, where she partnered with various organizational leaders, managed comprehensive financial reporting deliverables, provided business insights to executive leadership and Board of Directors to enable informed decision-making, and executed against high priority organizational initiatives.

Karen holds an MBA from University of Massachusetts, Isenberg School of Management, and BS in Finance from Bentley University.

International leadership

Technology marketers around the world trust Foundry's international leadership team to develop and deliver customized experiences that resonate in any market and drive results.

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Neil Michael

International Chief Revenue Officer

Neil Michael

International Chief Revenue Officer

Neil Michael has recently been appointed Foundry’s (formerly IDG Communications) Chief Revenue Officer, International. In this role Neil is responsible for all Foundry’s revenues outside the U.S.

Neil has been in international technology media for over 20 years and with Foundry for the last 15 years during which he has held a series of senior sales and leadership positions including President, Foundry Global Solutions, where he managed Foundry’s global sales teams across US, EMEA & APAC.

Neil’s deep understanding of both international markets and technology marketing customer needs has been developed through years of working with Foundry’s customers around the world.

Neil is a customer obsessed executive who is focused on ensuring Foundry help and partner with technology marketers all around the world to deliver on their marketing objectives.

Neil is a Tottenham Hotspurs fan who lives just outside London in Buckinghamshire, England with his wife and two sons.

Darren Brain

VP of Commercial Operations, APAC

Darren Brain

VP of Commercial Operations, APAC

Darren Brain’s continuously developing career in technology and marketing has afforded him the opportunity to gain managerial and hands-on experience (often simultaneously) to deliver marketing strategy within vendors, distributors, and agencies. This has given Brain a comprehensive understanding of the technology landscape.

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Christian Drake

Managing Director, Western Europe/META Commercial
Christian Drake Headshot

Christian Drake

Managing Director, Western Europe/META Commercial

Christian Drake brings 25 years’ of experience in B2B sales leadership, digital publishing & international marketing to Foundry (formerly IDG Communications). Having led successful commercial teams at William Reed Business Media and Reed Business Information, Christian joined the Foundry Global Solutions team in 2011 where he managed the International Sales business for EMEA, establishing regional and global partnerships with our customers. Christian has now worked with companies from within the technology category for over 15 years and is Commercial Managing Director of Foundry’s Western Europe and META territory, focusing on data-driven outcomes based solutions as well as our technology SAAS platform products for the region.

Jason Gorud

Group Vice President IDC & Managing Director Foundry, APAC

Jim McGinty

Managing Director, Western Europe/META

Jim McGinty

Managing Director, Western Europe/META

With 23 years media experience, and a track record of success in sales and publishing roles, Jim McGinty is a proven leader, and technology specialist.

Jim’s journey to Foundry encompassed leadership roles at VNU Business Publications and Incisive Media, as group publishing director.

Jim joined Foundry (formerly IDG Communications) in 2014. He has worked in international sales as well as Foundry’s strategic marketing services group. He launched The IDG Content Marketing Practice, creating high quality custom content for our global technology customers and then ran Foundry UK’s marketing services business, tasked with creating powerful interactions between our audience and commercial customers. Jim took over as managing director of Foundry UK in April 2019, overseeing our market leading B2B and Consumer brands.

Katherine Park

Managing Director, Korea

Katherine Park

Managing Director, Korea

Katherine Park is the Managing Director, Korea. She joined IDG in February 2008, and was appointed Country Manager of Korea in April 2011. Through her leadership, the division established 2 media brands, IT World and CIO Korea, as well as the data platform Techlibrary, successfully.

Prior to joining Foundry (formally IDG Communications), Katherine was the country manager at Marcusevans Korea, and worked in Hyundai Development Company. From her past roles, Katherine built her experience in events production, Sales and Marketing and Finance.

Katherine holds MBA from University of Surry in the UK, and BA in English Literature from Sungshin Womens University. She is a charter member of Korean folk painting.

Manuel Pastor Rodríguez

Managing Director, Spain

Manuel Pastor Rodríguez

Managing Director, Spain

Manuel Pastor Rodríguez is Managing Director, Spain and has 25 years experience in the technology media sector.

During his career at Foundry (formally IDG Communications) Manuel has been editor at Computerworld editorial team and later Foundry Spain’s Digital Director.

Manuel is the 2017 recipient of the company’s highest recognition; the McGovern Award for Management Excellence and is also former finalist of the Accenture’s national IT media and Economy Award.

Manuel attended Complutense University in Madrid and has a BA in Journalism and Media. He is enthusiastic about swimming and cycling.

Rob Richardson

VP of Sales, APAC

Rob Richardson

VP of Sales, APAC

Rob Richardson is an experienced international commercial leader with a demonstrable history of success servicing the Technology and Financial Services sectors across UK, Europe and more recently, APAC. With well over 20 years’ experience within the data, demand, digital and martech space, spanning start-ups, FTSE 250 and global media corporations, he has adapted and led teams through significant change, such as one that restructures and pandemics to M&A and hyper growth. 
 
Richardson’s focus is on creating a high performance culture by empowering potential within a team structure that is concentrated on commercial ownership. His core competencies are around sales leadership, new business, quality communication, data driven solutions, customer-centricity, and ownership. 

Ayane Speirs

Director, Japan

Daniela Stack

Vice President Events, EMEA

Daniela Stack

Vice President Events, EMEA
Daniela Stack has been active as an industry event professional for 20 years. Prior to joining Foundry, she led the marketing, sales and product development teams at a leading international trade show organizer.
With more than 15 years in management, she has always been passionate about driving new business models and (digital) transformation processes. In doing so, she is guided by customer centricity, metrics-based insights and team spirit.
Daniela joined Foundry in March 2022. In her role she responsible for managing the events business in EMEA with responsibility for the product strategy and execution.

Jon Stubley

Vice President, ANZ

Jon Stubley

Vice President, ANZ

Jon Stubley is an experienced Senior Executive, team builder and team leader with a demonstrated history of success within the ever-evolving media industry. He has 25+ years of media experience in Broadcast Television & Radio, digital, streaming, mobile, and programmatic. He is skilled in launching regional offices of offshore headquartered companies and local technology focused start ups. Stubley graduated from Macquarie University majoring in Economics and Business Law. 

Bhavesh Thakor

Managing Director – India and META

Bhavesh Thakor

Managing Director – India and META

Bhavesh Thakor is a media and marketing professional with diverse experience across a range of industries including automotive, luxury and technology space. He has expertise in digital publishing and operations, content marketing, business development in media & events, and international sales. Thakor has cumulative experience of over 18 years in managing profit centers, new launches, start-ups, international business development, event operations, content marketing, research and go-to-market solutions, demand generations, and sales enablement programs. 

Jonas Triebel

Managing Director, DACH

Jonas Triebel

Managing Director, DACH

Jonas Triebel is Managing Director, DACH and has 18 years experience in the ICT Media sector. Since joining Foundry (formerly IDG Communications) in 2002 in his first job as a trainee, he has held a series of senior positions such as Head of Database Operations, Publishing Director, Chief Product Officer and Chief Operating Officer.

“Foundry as a company is truly the best place to work. Our group fosters and supports talent and is not hesitating to give responsibilities to young people. Within our industry, there is no better place to work that I can think of. Foundry is at the forefront of technology and we are proud to be the number one tech media, data, events and services company.”

Jonas studied Political Science in Munich and since joining Foundry has attended a number of Corporate Management and Business Development programs.