DuJour Media Group Appoints Dominic Butera as Chief Financial Officer Award-Winning Luxury Lifestyle Publication Accelerating A Multi-Platform Strategy
NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DuJour Media Group (http://www.Dujour.com) announced today that digital media executive Dominic Butera has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. He comes to DuJour with a 25 year track record of cultivating value for a range of prominent enterprises including online media, technology and publishing companies. With this appointment, DuJour adds to its strong leadership team as the brand continues its push to ensure an online experience as engaging, relevant and powerful as is its current print offering.
"The addition of Dominic to our team marks an exciting milestone for DuJour, now that we are in our 2nd year of business," said Jason Binn, Chief Executive Officer and Founder. "His background is impressive and we look forward to benefiting from his relevant expertise, both financial, and operational, as we further our multi-platform strategy."
Butera was most recently the CFO of the Brands division of AOL, which included properties Aol.com, Patch.com, Techcrunch.com, Engadget.com, Dailyfinance.com, Moviefone.com, and Games.com. In that role, he provided senior financial leadership to the brands and partnered with the business and corporate development teams to evaluate and execute a variety of strategic growth opportunities.
Butera was previously CFO of Travora Media, a venture-backed vertical ad network. In addition to leading all financial and corporate administration at Travora, he played a key role in board management, capital financing and M&A activities, including Travora's purchase of several consumer web properties.
Before that, Butera was with Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp where he served for five years as CFO of IAC Search and Media ("SAM"), IAC's once largest division with approximately $700M in revenue, 800 employees, and 17 operating units across the U.S., Europe and China. SAM's major properties included Ask.com, Dictionary.com, Evite.com, iWon.com, Excite.com, Mindspark and IAC Advertising Solutions. Supervising a global staff of 80, Butera was responsible for all financial functions and many partnership, licensing and merger activities within SAM.
Earlier in his career, Butera held senior financial roles at Computerland (computer reselling), 3DO (console gaming), IDG Books (book publishing), Intermap Technologies (online health information), Innoventry (automated check cashing), and Ocular Sciences (contact lens manufacturing). Butera began his career as a CPA with KPMG.
DuJour is a quarterly lifestyle publication for the highly affluent, chronicling the vibrant worlds of the wealthiest and most inspiring subjects in the world. The magazine, available in print to an audience of 250,000, online at www.dujour.com, and mobile to members of Gilt Groupe, the ground-breaking retail site, and at Hudson Media newsstands in select markets nationally. Distribution amounts to a controlled circulation of over three million. Created by Jason Binn, DuJour amasses the talents of Co-editors-in-chief Keith Pollock and Nicole Vecchiarelli and a brilliant roster of editors, writers, stylists and photographers. DuJour brings to the forefront stories about fashion, design, food, travel, art, politics et al., with local-market focuses, issue to issue. Awards include: Ad Week 2013 Hot List Reader's Choice – Hottest Newcomer, Min – Editorial & Design Awards 2013 – Best Launch (Print), Min – Editorial & Design Awards 2013 – Best Website, 2012 Webby Award for Best Home/Welcome Page, and The Folio: 100.
SOURCE DuJour Media Group