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Fred Santarpia's Chief Digital Officer Authority is Condé Nast-Wide

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

On Oct. 27, Fred Santarpia's two-year success as Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE) executive VP and chief digital officer was recognized by four-year Condé Nast president Bob Sauerberg in his promoting Santarpia to the same positions corporate-wide.

Sauerberg cited Santarpia and his staff launching 14 fully distributed video channels and managing The Scene,  a platform dedicated to creating and curating premium digital video content.  Most are Condé Nast magazines-produced, but outsiders providing content include ABC News, BuzzFeed, Forbes and Variety.        

Cumulatively, the CNE sites are expected to soon top 1.5 billion comScore-measured video views in their brief history under Santarpia, and comScore cited CNE as its fastest-growing video company in 2013.

"The success of the company's digital video strategy is a testament to Fred's leadership and the hard work of the digital team at CNE," said Sauerberg. "With this appointment, we look to Fred to extend his strong digital vision to the rest of the company."

Concurrently, CNE chief revenue officer Lisa Valentino--who reported to Santarpia--extended her responsibilities to Condé Nast Media Group and is leading digital sales company-wide. Valentino is working closely with Josh Stinchcomb, the former Condé Nast VP of corporate partnerships and CN digital publisher who gets the new title of senior VP of sales strategy.

Santarpia, who was reporting to three-year CNE president Dawn Ostroff, now reports to Sauerberg.

Valentino and Stinchcomb report to Ostroff and to CNMG president Edward Menicheschi,  who moved from Vanity Fair VP and publisher in August 2014.

Leaving Condé Nast in the restructuring are four-year chief technology officer Joe Simon and 23-year senior VP of editorial operations Rick Levine.

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