Tom Callahan named CFO at Reader’s Digest Association
Callahan previously was CFO and VP/Corporate Controller at Forbes Media, and before that Audit Manager at Ernst & Young
NEW YORK, NY – May 27, 2015 — Reader’s Digest Association, the iconic multi-media publishing company, today announced that it has appointed Tom Callahan as Chief Financial Officer, effective June 1. Callahan joins from Forbes Media, where he most recently served as Chief Financial Officer.
“Tom has a proven track record for supporting financial growth through his broad industry knowledge and strong leadership,” said Bonnie Kintzer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Reader’s Digest Association. “The Board and I are happy to welcome Tom to Reader’s Digest Association and we very much look forward to working with him to continue to achieve the goals we’ve set forth for the company.”
Callahan brings more than two decades of experience to the company, after spending the majority of his career in senior finance positions at Forbes Media. Callahan’s comprehensive expertise in financial management brings a fresh lens to continue to reinvigorate and advance the company’s evolution.
“I’m thrilled to join Reader’s Digest Association at this time of growth to help achieve the goals that Bonnie and the Board of Directors have set forth,” said Callahan. “Bonnie’s strategic direction is an exciting one and I look forward to beginning this new chapter of my career with such a respected and storied organization.”
Callahan possesses extensive knowledge of financial analysis and a strong history directing accounting, finance, payroll, treasury and tax operations. Additionally, he holds a deep understanding of print and digital advertising operations, as well as digital programmatic advertising sales, both major focuses for Reader’s Digest Association. Prior to Forbes Media, Callahan held positions with Ernst & Young and Mahoney Cohen in New York.
Howard Halligan, who has been with Reader’s Digest Association since 2000, was serving as interim Chief Financial Officer and will remain with the company as Chief Operating Officer.