Ownership Change at HBJ

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“Hartford Business Journal founding Publisher Joe Zwiebel has sold his interest in the company to Chief Revenue Officer Tom Curtin.

Zwiebel, who co-founded HBJ’s parent company, New England Business Media (NEBM) in 2007 with business partner Peter Stanton, has stepped down from his position as Curtin assumes his new role as president and co-owner leading the company’s Connecticut operations and playing a key role across the organization.

Stanton will remain as CEO of New England Business Media, which also owns New Haven Biz, Worcester Business Journal and MaineBiz.

Business partners since the mid-1980s, Zwiebel and Stanton founded NEBM when they acquired HBJ, Worcester Business Journal and MaineBiz more than a decade ago. Together, Stanton said they were able to sustain and grow the business during the 2008-2010 Great Recession and later expanded into Greater New Haven with New Haven Biz in 2018.

Curtin is leading HBJ after joining the publication as chief revenue officer in Oct. 2019.

He has spent most of his career in the publishing industry, including a dozen years as publisher of statewide publication NJBIZ in Somerset, N.J. During his tenure at NJBIZ, Curtin led the company to record sales and operating margins, expanding events, digital, print and subscription revenues.”

(h/t Hartford Business Journal)

 

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