MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 14, 2008--Chris Saridakis, CEO
of the leading rich media company PointRoll, Inc., today was named
senior vice president and chief digital officer for Gannett Co., Inc.
(NYSE: GCI). He will be responsible for expanding and enriching the
company's global digital operations.
"Chris is a visionary and an innovator, as well as a smart
businessman - as his success growing PointRoll demonstrates," said
Craig Dubow, chairman, president and chief executive officer of
Gannett. "Chris brings to Gannett's digital operations those essential
qualities, plus a keen marketing sense and a strong reputation in the
digital universe. He will use his talent and ability to move rapidly
in further developing Gannett into a digital powerhouse."
Saridakis will become a member of the Gannett Management Committee
(GMC) and report to Dubow.
Also, Jack Williams was named president of Gannett Digital
Ventures, which will oversee Gannett's portfolio of online classified
companies and other diversified businesses. Williams will continue
reporting to Dubow and will remain on the GMC.
"Jack's role will allow him to devote full time to strengthening
and growing our strategically critical classified partnerships and
other digital enterprises," Dubow said. "His understanding of the
complexities of online businesses makes him a valued member of our
Jason Tafler succeeds Saridakis as CEO of PointRoll. Tafler is
senior vice president, Global Business Operations & Strategy for
PointRoll, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gannett.
Saridakis was named CEO of PointRoll in 2005 after serving two
years as the company's chief operating officer. Prior to PointRoll,
Saridakis was senior vice president and general manager of the Global
TechSolutions division for DoubleClick Inc. - among the first people
in the technology business at DoubleClick. Saridakis also served as
director of new products and business development for enterprise
solutions at Reuters America, Inc., and was an assistant vice
president at Lehman Brothers Inc.
Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information
company that publishes 85 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA
TODAY, the nation's largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also
owns nearly 1,000 non-daily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a
weekly newspaper magazine. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United
Kingdom's second largest regional newspaper company. Newsquest
publishes nearly 300 titles, including 18 daily newspapers, and a
network of prize-winning Web sites. Gannett also operates 23
television stations in the United States and is an Internet leader
with sites sponsored by its TV stations and newspapers including
USATODAY.com, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.
CONTACT: Gannett Co., Inc.
Tara Connell, 703-854-6049
Vice President of Corporate Communications
SOURCE: Gannett Co., Inc.