One day after announcing its emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and the appointment of a new CEO, John French, business-to-business publisher Cygnus Business Media has announced a new board of directors.
The new members of the board include French; former BusinessWeek president and publisher William P. Kupper, Jr.; former Warburg Pincus managing director Al Aguirre; John Balzer, a director at Goldman Sachs; b-to-b veteran George L. Hundley, Jr.; and Charles G. McCurdy, the current CEO of Apprise Media and b-to-b company Canon Communications.
In announcing its new board, Cygnus emphasized each member’s work on digital integration and the development of new initiatives beyond print media, perhaps hinting at Cygnus’ goals post-reorganization.
“Today’s media landscape offers exceptional opportunities for growth and transformation as it has in each prior decade,” French said. “Each of our board members has participated in the industry from launching start-ups to establishing world leading mediums. Experience, knowledge and hands-on expertise will provide us with a competitive edge and a unique vision of the future. This new board is reflective of our commitment to our business and to the B2B industry as a whole.”
After the jump, full bios of the Cygnus’ new board members.