Nutrition Business Journal's Editorial Director, Marc Brush, Named One of the Top 25 Most Influential Consumer and Retail Kingmakers by CircleUp

BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nutrition Business Journal (NBJ), a division of Penton, today announced that Marc Brush, editorial director, was named one of the most influential executives in consumer and retail as a "CircleUp Kingmaker".  Released in Forbes, the list comprises the 25 most talked-about and cited industry executives, based on research conducted by CircleUp, an equity-based crowdfunding platform focused on consumer and retail companies.

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Input for the CircleUp Kingmakers came from a range of sources including consumer and retail entrepreneurs, public consumer and retail companies, private equity firms, angel investors, and service providers including distributors, marketing firms and consumer focused consulting firms.  The individuals on the list are connectors, brilliant thinkers, visionaries, retailers and investors-extraordinaire.  Each of these traits plays into the ability to lead a brand to success. Every person on this list excels in one or more of these categories.

Brush was named to the list for his part in making NBJ a leading business intelligence resource for subscribers and specifically for its focus on exclusive research and editorial uncovering the key strategic issues facing the nutrition industry.  Brush was also cited for his work at the NBJ Summit, the annual invitation-only retreat for C-level executives, investors and thought leaders in the nutrition industry. The Summit attracts over 300 of the nutrition industry's brightest minds and most influential power brokers for unparalleled education, strategic thinking and discussion on the progress, opportunities and challenges facing the industry.

As editorial director, Brush sets the editorial strategy for Nutrition Business Journal, Engredea, and brands in New Hope Natural Media's supply chain portfolio.  Brush brings more than 12 years of professional experience in editing and business analytics to his role, including stints at America Online and the U.S. Congress. He is also affiliated with FoodCorps, a national nonprofit that builds school gardens and connects kids to real food, as a strategic advisor, and the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute, a think tank designed to reboot healthcare, as an opinion leader. Brush is a frequent contributor to newspapers and leading industry publications, and a frequent presenter at industry events.

"It's flattering to be included in the CircleUp list," said Brush.  "We work hard at NBJ to provide our audience with industry intelligence that really matters.  This kind of recognition tells me that NBJ does matter to a wide variety of constituencies affecting our industry.  It might be an individual award, but it reflects well on our entire team."

About Nutrition Business Journal
Nutrition Business Journal (NBJ) is a leading research, publishing and consulting firm serving the nutrition, natural products and integrative healthcare industries. NBJ delivers industry intelligence via a monthly journal, detailed market research reports, data charts, consulting services and an annual invite-only executive leadership conference, The NBJ Summit.

About Penton
For millions of business owners and decision-makers, Penton makes the difference every day. We engage our professional users by providing actionable ideas and insights, data and workflow tools, community and networking, both in person and virtually, all with deep relevance to their specific industries. We then activate this engagement by connecting users with tens of thousands of targeted providers of products and services to help drive business growth. Learn more about our company at www.penton.com.

Penton is a privately held company owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Sky Dailey
Nutrition Business Journal
303 998 9316
Sky.dailey@penton.com

Kate Spellman
SVP, Marketing
Penton
212 204 4351
Kate.spellman@penton.com

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