SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- McClatchy (NYSE American: MNI) announced today that Scott Manuel has been named Vice President of Digital Product and Technology. In this newly-created position, Manuel will drive digital product management and development at McClatchy. He will be based in Raleigh, North Carolina, a technology hub for the company.
Manuel is a multi-disciplined executive with global leadership experience focused on driving growth opportunities at the intersection of technology, product, finance, and strategy. He has held leadership positions at media, financial services, healthcare, and energy companies. Most recently he was Vice President of Applied Innovation at Thomson Reuters where he expanded product capabilities by developing innovative solutions and partnering with customers, start-ups, and market leaders in blockchain, digital identity, predictive analytics, augmented reality, wearable, and mobile technologies.
"Scott brings a wealth of management, technology and product development experience to McClatchy. His energy and entrepreneurial drive will be a strong leadership force in our management team and I am confident that he will bring added value and focus to our product development and technology efforts," said Craig Forman, CEO of McClatchy.
"I am extremely excited to join McClatchy and build on its rich media history. Creating new digital products for our customers offers enormous opportunities for the business and the markets we serve," said Manuel.
Manuel is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in Computer Engineering and received an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He lives in Durham, North Carolina with his wife and two daughters.
McClatchy operates 30 media companies in 29 U.S. markets in 14 states, providing each of its communities with award-winning local news and advertising services in a wide array of digital and print formats. It publishes iconic brands such as the Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star, The Sacramento Bee, The Charlotte Observer, The (Raleigh) News & Observer, and the (Fort Worth) Star-Telegram. McClatchy is headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., and listed on the New York Stock Exchange American under the symbol MNI. Celebrating 160 years, McClatchy tells the stories of America.