November 3, 2014 Last Updated 9:54 am

Forbes to expand San Francisco bureau, announces new staff hires to sales and editorial

Olivia Gelade joins Forbes Media as Luxury Manager in Sales, Jessica Bohrer as the Associate General Counsel for the Forbes Editorial Department, Antoine Gara as a staff Writer

Press Release:

New York, NY – November 3, 2014 — Forbes Media announced today new additions to its editorial, sales and legal departments, including Olivia Gelade, who will serve as Luxury Manager in Sales, Jessica Bohrer, who joins as Associate General Counsel for the Forbes Editorial Department, and Antoine Gara, who joins as a Staff Writer. In addition, Forbes Media announced plans to expand its San Francisco bureau in the coming months.

“We’re in growth mode with the backing of our new investors. We’re excited to announce several new appointments across the editorial, legal and sales departments, as well as expansion plans for our San Francisco bureau,” said Mike Perlis, Forbes Media President and CEO.

Olivia Gelade is joining Forbes Media as Luxury Manager in Sales, effective November 3. Ms. Gelade will be responsible for driving advertising revenue for luxury accounts for Forbes and ForbesLife magazines, ForbesLife.com, Forbes.com and Forbes Conferences. She will report to Jessica Sibley, Vice President of Advertising Sales for the Eastern Region. Ms. Gelade brings over 15 years of experience in luxury sales and marketing, working with some of the most coveted brands in the media and publishing space, including Condé Nast (WWD, Vanity Fair, Style.com, CN Traveler) Hearst (Seventeen), Time Inc. (LIFE.com), AOL Women’s Lifestyle Channel, and DailyCandy/NBCU. Prior to joining Forbes Media, Ms. Gelade was the Executive Director, Sales & Marketing for CNTraveler.com at CN Traveler at Condé Nast. Ms. Gelade is a graduate of the University of Miami Graduate Business School and School of Music.

Jessica Bohrer is joining Forbes Media as the Associate General Counsel for the Forbes Editorial Department, effective November 3. Ms. Bohrer will be responsible for all legal issues relating to the editorial content of Forbes’ print publications and online platforms. She will report to Lewis D’Vorkin, Chief Product Officer at Forbes Media. Prior to joining Forbes Media, Ms. Bohrer was the Senior Counsel at WNET New York Public Media, where she provided counsel for all national and local news programs. Previously, she was a Litigation Associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. Ms. Bohrer received her J.D. from Duke University School of Law in 2005 and received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998.

Antoine Gara is joining Forbes Media as a Staff Writer, effective November 10. Mr. Gara will be responsible for covering Wall Street, markets, funds and investing. He will report to Matt Schifrin, Managing Editor of Investing for Forbes Media and Editor of Forbes Newsletters. Prior to joining Forbes Media, Mr. Gara was an M&A Financial Services Reporter at TheStreet.com. Mr. Gara also brings experience from the financial services industry, having worked as a Fixed-Income Division Operations Analyst at Barclays Capital, Investment Banking Division of Barclays Bank Plc., and as a Fixed-Income Division Operations Analyst for Lehman Brothers Inc. Mr. Gara received his B.A. from Middlebury College and his Master of Arts, Business and Economic Journalism from Columbia University.

These additions follow the recent appointment of Shauna Haras, who rejoined Forbes Media as Regional Sales Director in Detroit.

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