Michael Friedenberg promoted to CEO of IDG Communications Worldwide
Friedenberg joined IDG from UBM where he advanced from UBM sales management positions to Vice President and Publisher of InformationWeek
BOSTON, Mass. – November 11, 2013 — International Data Group (IDG) announced today that Michael Friedenberg has been promoted to CEO of IDG Communications Worldwide from his current position as CEO of IDG Communications U.S. Effective immediately, Friedenberg will oversee IDG’s media operations in 86 countries.
In his eight years at IDG, Michael has consistently delivered outstanding business results,” said IDG Founder and Chairman Patrick J. McGovern. “I am delighted he is taking on these new global responsibilities to facilitate the rapid growth and continued success of IDG Communications media activities around the world.”
Named CEO of IDG Communications U.S. earlier this year, Friedenberg oversaw IDG’s U.S. B2B and consumer brands, as well as IDG TechNetwork (U.S.) and IDG World Expo. Previously, he was CEO and President of IDG Enterprise, an IDG Communications company that develops strategic media properties and peer advisory services. He transformed IDG Enterprise into a digital-centric business that became the largest and most profitable division of IDG Communications. Friedenberg joined IDG in 2005 as President and CEO of CXO Media.
With 20+ years in the information technology media industry, Friedenberg is widely regarded as a leader who understands the industry’s evolving needs. He joined IDG from UBM where he advanced from UBM sales management positions to Vice President and Publisher of InformationWeek and, later, Vice President and Group Publisher of the InformationWeek Media Network and Co-Founder of Optimize. His career also includes work with Cardinal Business Media and ProPress.
“Right now our industry is in a place where there are unlimited growth opportunities,” said Friedenberg. “I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues to expand our global solutions and serve the 280 million technology buyers who turn to IDG Communications to help them acquire technology that drives personal and professional value.”