About BridgeTower Media
BridgeTower Media is the
BridgeTower Media is one of the country’s leading business-to-business media companies, covering legal, financial, real estate and government affairs sectors with 44 print and digital publications in more than 20 different U.S. markets. The company’s portfolio comprises influential properties including The Daily Record, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Daily Journal of Commerce, and NJBiz.
Beyond its high quality and trusted journalism, BridgeTower also provides a broad range of business and marketing services, including research and data, custom publishing, lead generation, marketing and advertising, and events. BridgeTower Media is the business-to-business media division of Gatehouse Media, the largest publisher of daily newspapers in the United States.
WHY BRIDGETOWER MEDIA
CEO AND PRESIDENT
Adam joined GateHouse Media in February 2016 to lead the company’s business-to-business media division. The group’s 44 print and digital publications, web sites and affiliated events cover the legal, financial, real estate and government affairs sectors in more than 20 different U.S. markets.
Prior to GateHouse, Adam launched and led Responsive Partners, a digital consultancy specializing in B2B sales, marketing, technology and content optimization.
Previously, Adam served as Executive Vice President and Managing Director at SourceMedia, where he ran the company’s professional services brands and its paid subscription business. Adam has also held executive positions at Thomson Financial and Venture Economics, and began his career as a reporter for Investment Dealers’ Digest.
Adam is a graduate of Rutgers University, where he earned a B.A.
EVP BUSINESS DIVISION
Hal Cohen currently serves as the Executive Vice President of BridgeTower Media’s newly formed Business Division, overseeing the following divisions: Daily Journal of Commerce (Portland), Idaho Business Review, New Orleans Publishing Group, Daily Reporter Publishing, Wisconsin Law Journal, Journal Record Publishing Group, Long Island Business News, Central Penn Business Journal, Central Penn Parent, NJBiz, Pet Age, and Lehigh Valley Business Journal.
Prior to joining BridgeTower Media, Cohen was Vice President/Group Publisher for ALM’s legal media division, overseeing all of their regional brands. He’s also held various leadership roles at ALM including Group Publisher for the New York and Pennsylvania Legal Groups, Publisher of the Pennsylvania Group, Director of Business Operations and Senior Financial Analyst. Cohen has also held senior finance roles at Scholastic and WeiserMazars.
Cohen earned a B.A. from Queens College and an M.B.A from NYU Stern School of Business.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Fabrizio Ferronato joined BridgeTower Media in July of 2017 as Chief Financial Officer. He brings a track record of leading global finance and operations teams and providing critical business decision support to promote growth, integrations, and turnarounds in the technology and media industries. Fabrizio enjoys working at the intersection of functions, ensuring that finance becomes a catalyst for sound decisions and opening doors for business, organizational, and market transformational opportunities.
Prior to joining BridgeTower Media, Fabrizio worked at Thomson Reuters for over 16-years, where he held a series of senior finance and operations positions, including CFO of Thomson Reuters Brazil, VP of Finance for Emerging Markets, and VP of Finance and International Operations for the Tax & Accounting segment.
Fabrizio earned a B.A. from McDaniel College and an M.B.A from St. John’s University. He is also a graduate of the UPenn/Wharton Executive Development Program.
CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER
Josefina Bonilla is the President of Color Magazine, a premier, all-inclusive publication that highlights topics of interest revolving around professionals of color. Josefina is responsible for driving business, establishing strategic partnerships, cultivating community relations, and motivating her team to consistently deliver on business objectives and ROI. Josefina’s role requires her to oversee the launching and management of Color Magazine’s signature events such as the Men of Color Leadership Conference, the Women of Color Leadership and Empowerment Conference, and the All-Inclusive Awards. Josefina leads Color Magazine’s marketing campaigns and works with advertising and public relations agencies to create market penetration plans and metrics for multicultural markets.
In addition to her board participation for Eastern Bank and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, she is on the Corporate Advisory Board of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) and the Board of Overseers for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
PRESIDENT, BEST COMPANIES GROUP
Peter started Best Companies Group in January, 2004. Best Companies Group currently manages over 60 “Best Places to Work” programs on regional, state-wide, national and international stages. Peter creates and executes the strategic plan for the company which includes creating new programs, developing partner relations, and overseeing the company’s research and list determination operations. Peter speaks and presents across the country and internationally using data collected from the over 5,000 organizations surveyed every year. Prior to starting Best Companies Group, Peter spent 7 years as the associate publisher for the Central Penn Business Journal in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In that role, he helped create one of the first state wide “Best Places to Work” programs in the country, which lead to the creation of Best Companies Group. Peter is a proud alum of Boston College where he received a degree in Business & Economics.
VP, HUMAN RESOURCES
Candice Hoppe currently serves as Vice President, Human Resources for BridgeTower Media. In this role, Candice is responsible for providing leadership in developing and executing the human resources strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the company. Candice joined BridgeTower Media as the company’s first HR professional in 1999, where she built the HR function for the company from the ground up.
Prior to joining BridgeTower Media, Candice held HR leadership positions for both BANKO and Mid-America Festivals.
Candice earned a B.A. in Business with an emphasis in Human Resources Management from the University of St. Thomas.