Inc. Media is into its fourth decade now. The company was founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. In addition to the monthly magazine, it currently counts an average of more than six million monthly unique visitors via Inc.com and The Build Network.
Today is another sterling day for the brand. The company has announced James Ledbetter (pictured) as its new editor and John Donnelly as publisher. As part of these changes, Eric Schurenberg has moved over to the twin posts of president and editor-in-chief. From the announcement:
Most recently, Ledbetter spent more than three years at Thomson Reuters as its op-ed editor, working with notable names such as Lawrence Summers, Mohamed el-Erian, Steven Brill, Jack Shafer and Bethany McLean. He founded and ran Slate’s financial news site, The Big Money, from 2008 until 2010.
He spent several years at Time Inc., first in London as senior editor at Time magazine, then as deputy managing editor of CNNMoney.com and Fortune.com in New York City. Ledbetter also worked at The Industry Standard, one of the pioneering publications of the dot-com boom, serving as the editor-in-chief of its European edition and as the New York bureau chief.
Donnelly, a sales and advertising veteran, was most recently account director at Fortune. “Jim is a brilliant editor and an awesomely accomplished journalist, fluent in both print and digital,” says Schurenberg. “John is a wonderfully creative marketer, a great leader, and an irresistible force as a salesman. All of us at Inc. are fortunate to have them on our team.”
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