Penton names Kieselstein CEO
By Sean Callahan
New York—Penton Media, publisher of Registered Rep. and Supermarket News, has named David Kieselstein as CEO. He was previously CEO of TNS North America, a custom research division of WPP.
Kieselstein succeeds Sharon Rowlands, who left Penton to join Altegrity as CEO on Nov. 1.
Kieselstein had previously led Dun & Bradstreet's small-business division. Prior to that, he had spent the majority of his career at Time Warner, where he was CEO of the company's parenting media group.
While at Time Warner, he also served as president-CEO of the personal finance media group, where he helped create a partnership with CNN that led to the formation of CNNMoney. He also held a number of marketing management positions at Fortune.
“David's in-depth knowledge of the media and marketing industries, proven leadership skills and tremendous strategic vision make him the ideal executive to take on this important role,” said Tyler Zachem and Anup Bagaria, co-chairmen of Penton, in a statement. “His longstanding track record of identifying new areas of growth to accelerate bottom-line performance will be instrumental as Penton continues to broaden its digital solutions, enter new industry sectors and explore growth markets outside the U.S.”