Randy will join Dennis with immediate effect, reporting to Group CEO James Tye.
In this newly created role, Randy will join the Operating Board of Dennis and lead Dennis’ North American businesses, including The Week in New York and Kiplinger in Washington DC.
Randy joins from Advance Local, one of the largest media groups of newspapers and websites in the US. During his tenure as CEO, says Dennis, he led a full digital transformation and built a profitable, growth-oriented business that revolved around quality journalism and deep reader engagement on all platforms, including social and video.
The new appointment reflects the importance of the US publishing market to Dennis, which now represents nearly 50% of Group revenues and an even larger share of overall profit. As Dennis continues to expand its customer base and footprint, Randy will be tasked with growing the business over the coming years, both organically and via strategic acquisitions.
James Tye, Group CEO of Dennis, said: “We are very excited to have Randy join Dennis. His appointment means we now have a North American business primed for growth. After the successful acquisition of the Kiplinger business in 2019 and the launch of The Week Junior in March this year, the US business is seeing double digit growth in 2020. Randy and his talented team have ambitious plans to build on that and maintain momentum into 2021 and beyond.”
Randy Siegel, North American CEO of Dennis, commented on his appointment: “I am honoured and excited to join the Dennis team. My talented colleagues and I have an exceptional opportunity to grow and develop the business in North America, reaching new audiences and markets, and I have no doubt we will be successful.”