Tarsus Group plc, the international business-to-business media group, is pleased to announce the appointment of RD Whitney as executive vice president of business development Tarsus Americas, with immediate effect from 1st February 2017.
RD was previously group vice president at Diversified Communications overseeing a growing portfolio of business communities and events. Prior to Diversified, and in just 27 months as a partner at Greenhaven Partners, RD transformed former BNA (now Bloomberg) publishing assets into a thriving professional business community (IOFM) which was acquired by Diversified in April 2013. RD is also a board member for Onstream Media (Ticker: ONSM).
Through his 25 year career, RD has become an expert developing communities that bring buyer and seller together. He has deep knowledge in creating paid content and subscription businesses, and he has developed media assets in 15 different industries. RD has an impressive track record building and growing media assets to maximize value for investors.
RD served nine years in leadership roles at Kennedy Information. As VP and general manager, he was a key player in helping investors transform the company into a rapidly growing, diverse media platform that resulted in a sale to BNA for $47 million (a 30x ROI for investors in 4 years).
Douglas Emslie, group managing director of Tarsus, commented: “I am pleased to be able to announce RD’s appointment, his proven track record in the events industry will help us to accelerate our growth in the US. I am sure he will play a key role as we continue to implement the Group’s ‘Quickening the Pace’ strategy."