Digital First Media announces President Jeff Bairstow leaving the company; named Chief Financial Officer of Time, Inc.
New York, NY (August 5, 2013) – Digital First Media today announced that Jeff Bairstow, President of Digital First Media, is leaving the company to assume the role of Chief Financial Officer at Time, Inc.
Mr. Bairstow has served as President of Digital First Media since 2011 and has concurrently served as President of MediaNews Group.
“Jeff is both a friend and a colleague. I have the greatest admiration for his skills and his work ethic. He is a dynamic leader and the very best kind of partner to lead wide-scale organizational change. The vision for our company is strong and our team solid and our company positioned for further growth thanks to not only Jeff’s efforts but the efforts of our employees as well. On behalf of all our employees I want to thank Jeff for all of his hard work in building Digital First Media and wish him well as he embarks on his new challenge, ” said John Paton, Chief Executive Officer.
“I am proud to have played a leading role in validating John’s Digital First vision and positioning the Company to stabilize top line revenues while expanding our reach and relevance to our customers – both our audience and our advertisers,” said Mr. Bairstow. “I am confident that the Digital First Media properties will continue to execute on the plans that we have put in place and the Company will continue to lead the industry in digital growth and transformation.”