BridgeTower Media is the
leading provider of B2B information, research, events and marketing solutions across more than 25+ U.S. markets and industries.

BridgeTower provides authoritative content within the legal, business, construction, legislative and home furnishings sectors through more than 40 print and digital brands across the U.S. The company’s portfolio comprises influential titles including Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, NJBIZ, Arizona Capitol Times, The Daily Record (MD) and Furniture Today. We also produce a number of must-attend events, including Best Places to Work dinners in several states, the SC Manufacturing Conference & Expo and the Furniture Today Leadership Conference.

BridgeTower is proud to host over 30 women-oriented events, seminars and publications that support and celebrate the achievements of women in business. We also host a number of events focused on diversity and inclusion, including the CDO Summit in Boston and Women of Color conferences in Boston and New York.

WHY BRIDGETOWER MEDIA

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Hal Cohen

CEO

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Hal Cohen currently serves as President and CEO of BridgeTower Media, with full responsibility for managing strategy and operations across the organization. Hal joined BridgeTower in 2016, and previously served as COO, with revenue responsibility for all media brands as well as Best Companies Group, and played a lead role in corporate strategy and product development.

Prior to BridgeTower, 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 resides in Bucks County, PA, and earned a B.A. from Queens College and an M.B.A from NYU Stern School of Business.

Tom Callahan

CFO

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Tom, the Chief Financial Officer of BridgeTower Media, oversees finance & accounting and partners with business unit leaders to drive earnings growth. In addition, Tom plays an integral role in leading M&A opportunities as we consider acquisitions to grow the business.

Prior to joining BridgeTower Media, Tom held the CFO position at G/O Media Inc., the media holding company that runs Gizmodo, Kotaku, The Onion, The Root and several other websites. He was previously the CFO of music platform company Bandlab Technologies and at Forbes Media, the global media, branding and technology company. Tom resides in Northern New Jersey and is a graduate of Villanova University, where he earned a B.S. in Accountancy.

Kurt Hawks

CHIEF DIGITAL & REVENUE OFFICER

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Kurt Hawks serves as Chief Digital Officer and Chief Revenue Officer for BridgeTower Media. Kurt is responsible for driving growth via digital transformation. He leads the development and commercialization of technology and data-enabled solutions across BridgeTower Media.

Prior to BridgeTower, Kurt was Chief Revenue Officer for Full Contact Inc., a Saas-based identity resolution company, and previously held executive roles at Conversant, Greystripe, and Monitor Group / Deloitte.

Kurt resides in the Bay Area and is a graduate of Boston College.

Liz Irwin

EVP MEDIA

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Liz serves as EVP of Media for BridgeTower Media and as Senior Group Publisher for the Home Furnishing Division and Missouri Lawyers Media.

She’s been with BridgeTower Media since 2011 when she joined as a publisher based in our Charlotte, NC office overseeing North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, South Carolina Lawyers Weekly and Mecklenburg Times.

Liz is a graduate from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
Prior to joining BridgeTower, she held leadership positions at the Charlotte Observer, the Kansas City Star and the Lexington Herald-Leader.

She is based at our St. Louis office.

Jaime Raul Zepeda

EVP, BEST COMPANIES GROUP AND COLOR MAGAZINE

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Jaime serves as EVP of Best Companies Group and Color Magazine.

Prior to BridgeTower, he served as Senior Vice President of Customer & People Success at HIVE Diversity, a virtual recruiting platform that connects companies with employees of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Before that, he was a Regional Leader of LinkedIn’s customer success team, helping to manage the company’s relationships with large global enterprises. He began his career in HR Tech at Great Place to Work, and served in several leadership roles, including Vice President of Partnership Programs.

Jaime earned his Bachelor’s of Arts degree from St. Mary’s College of California, and his MBA from The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He lives with his wife and son in the Bay Area.

Nick Bjork

Director, Product Development

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Nick Bjork serves as the Director of Product Development for BridgeTower Media in addition to overseeing its construction division. Nick is responsible for developing and growing the premium subscription database products across BridgeTower, including Project Center, LOLA, Foreclosure+ and the Data & Leads Center. He helps build products that connect leaders to relevant and valuable leads that help them grow their business.

Nick has served in editorial, advertising and management roles during his 13 years with BridgeTower Media.

Nick resides in Portland, OR with his wife, daughter and two dogs. He holds a BA from Lewis & Clark College and an MBA from Portland State University. Nick truly believes this is the year the Portland Trail Blazers win the championship.

Lisa Blossman

Senior Group Publisher

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Lisa Blossman serves as Senior Group Publisher for BridgeTower Media and works with the teams at Arizona News Service, Daily Journal of Commerce- Gulf Coast, Idaho Business Review, Long Island Business News, New Orleans CityBusiness, and The Journal Record in Oklahoma City to drive growth and digital transformation.

Lisa joined New Orleans CityBusiness in 1986 and currently serves on the board of directors for the Alliance of Area Business Publishers, New Orleans Chamber of Commerce (past board chair), and Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans. Early in her career she was named the Most Promising Person of the Year by the Advertising Club of New Orleans, and Print Publication Sales Person of the Year the following year.

Lisa was also a Young Leadership Council Role Model and a Junior League of Greater Covington sustainer of the year. She has a passion for helping people succeed and is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin.

Susan A. Bocamazo

Senior Group Publisher

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Susan A. Bocamazo serves as a Senior Group Publisher for Massachusetts, Virginia, Michigan and Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly, Finance & Commerce and Minnesota Lawyer. In that role, she is responsible for navigating a rapidly changing industry and building on our B2B brands’ reputation for providing authoritative content and critical analysis to their respective industries.

Prior to joining the predecessor to Bridgetower Media, Susan was a litigation associate at Boston law firm Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault. Before moving into her current role, Susan served as a news reporter, editor, and publisher. She resides in the Boston area and is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Providence College.

Suzanne Fischer-Huettner

Senior Group Publisher

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Suzanne Fischer-Huettner serves as a Senior Group Publisher for BridgeTower Media. Suzanne is responsible for vision, building successful teams, providing essential news content and driving revenue and market growth.

Suzanne leads the following BridgeTower Media operations: Central Penn Business Journal, Central Penn Parent, Lehigh Valley Business Journal, NJBIZ, PetAge, Rochester Business Journal, The Daily Record Maryland and The Daily Record New York.

Suzanne has been in the roles of Advertising Director, Associate Publisher and Publisher for The Daily Record Maryland prior to her role as Senior Group Publisher for Bridgetower Media. She started her career in recruitment sales for Snelling Personnel.

Suzanne resides in Maryland and is a graduate of Washington College.

Jaime Raul Zepeda

EVP, BEST COMPANIES GROUP AND COLOR MAGAZINE

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Jaime serves as EVP of Best Companies Group and Color Magazine.

Prior to BridgeTower, he served as Senior Vice President of Customer & People Success at HIVE Diversity, a virtual recruiting platform that connects companies with employees of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Before that, he was a Regional Leader of LinkedIn’s customer success team, helping to manage the company’s relationships with large global enterprises. He began his career in HR Tech at Great Place to Work, and served in several leadership roles, including Vice President of Partnership Programs.

Jaime earned his Bachelor’s of Arts degree from St. Mary’s College of California, and his MBA from The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He lives with his wife and son in the Bay Area.

Vincent Velasquez

VP, EVENTS

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Vincent currently serves as Vice President of Events, overseeing strategy for over 200 events nationwide across all BridgeTower platforms.

Prior to joining BridgeTower Media, Vincent held various leadership roles at NJ.com, a division of Advance Digital. He helped usher in a digital transformation at the state’s largest media organization.

He also worked in partnership with Rutgers University to help grow events and programs during its expansion into the Big Ten Conference.

Vincent is an entrepreneur. He launched and operated several small businesses in the event and marketing verticals.

He began his career as a sports reporter for The Star-Ledger in Newark, NJ.

Vincent is a graduate of Rutgers University where he earned a B.A.

Liz Irwin

VP, CREATIVE SERVICES

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Liz serves as Vice President of Creative Services for BridgeTower Media and as Group Publisher for Missouri Lawyers Media, Arizona News Service, and our Finance & Commerce brands in Minnesota.

She’s been with BridgeTower Media since 2011 when she joined as a publisher based in our Charlotte, NC office overseeing North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, South Carolina Lawyers Weekly and Mecklenburg Times.

Liz is a graduate from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
Prior to joining BridgeTower, she held leadership positions at the Charlotte Observer, the Kansas City Star and the Lexington Herald-Leader.

She is based at our St. Louis office.

Josefina Bonilla

CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER

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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.

Peter Burke

PRESIDENT, BEST COMPANIES GROUP

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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.

Jen Kahn

DIRECTOR OF AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCT MARKETING

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Jen serves as Director of Audience Development and Product Marketing for BridgeTower Media. In this role Jen oversees audience development, sales marketing, corporate branding, and plays a key role in new initiative development and implementation. She joined BridgeTower in 2015 as Circulation Marketing Director.

Prior to BridgeTower, Jen served in circulation and marketing management and leadership roles at MediAmerica, Primedia, Yankee Publishing, and Engaged Enthusiast Media. Jen is also an entrepreneur who has run her own coaching and consulting practice.

Jen holds a BA from Pomona College and an MSc from Bridgeport University, as well as a variety of professional certifications.

Adam Reinebach

CEO AND PRESIDENT

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Adam has been CEO of BridgeTower Media since February 2016, when the company was first established as Gannett’s business-to-business media platform. Adam led five successful acquisitions for BridgeTower by late 2018 and later piloted the company through a formal sale process that resulted in BridgeTower’s sale to Transom Capital in Nov. 2020.

Prior to BridgeTower, Adam led Responsive Partners, a digital consultancy specializing in B2B sales, marketing, technology and content optimization. Before that job, he served as Executive Vice President and Managing Director at SourceMedia, where he ran the company’s professional services brands and its paid subscription business and previously was SVP of Technology. Adam has also held executive positions at Thomson Financial and Venture Economics, and began his career as a reporter for Investment Dealers’ Digest.

Adam resides in Northern New Jersey and is a graduate of Rutgers University, where he earned a B.A. in Journalism.

WHY BRIDGETOWER MEDIA

Core Values

Accountability

Be Respectful

Treat your team and customers like you want to be treated.

Integrity

Build Trust

Put the team and our customers first, and the rest will follow.

Diversity

Come Together

Avoid the island of isolation and join in. You are important!

Innovation

Grow Purposefully

Always strive for improvement – not perfection!

Passion

Give Unselfishly

Always be willing to lend a hand.