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About Tony Uphoff
Tony Uphoff is CEO of Business.com, a company that helps 20 million buyers from small-to-medium enterprises discover, compare, and purchase the products and services they need to run and grow their businesses.
He is a uniquely accomplished operating executive with an unparalleled track record of building, growing and transforming media and marketing businesses. He has been a leader in media innovation and transformation for the last 20 years. Before joining Business.com in 2013, he was CEO of UBM TechWeb, where he led the transformation of a declining $125M print-centric business into a fast-growing $225M dollar digital media, live event and marketing services powerhouse.
Prior to that, Uphoff was founding CEO of Beliefnet, an Internet startup that was sold to News Corporation in 2007. He served as President of VNU Media’s Entertainment Group and Publisher of The Hollywood Reporter, growing the business to $100M in revenue and delivering the 3 largest years in The Hollywood Reporter’s 75 year history. Uphoff was Publisher of InformationWeek in the mid-90′s, growing revenues from $15M to over $150M and into the largest brand in the history of B2B media. Uphoff also served in several key management positions at Ziff-Davis during the company’s rapid growth in the early 1990′s. Uphoff was named “Folio Forty C-Level Visionary” by Folio Magazine in 2011 and has been named in the Top 100 business media execs by B2B Magazine from 2006-2011. He was named “Top Media Innovator” by Mins B2B in 2009.
Uphoff is acknowledged as an industry expert on media, marketing and technology and serves as a regular speaker at industry conferences and leading business schools. Uphoff serves as a Trustee of Linfield College, as a Business Mentor at Mucker Labs Accelerator, on the Advisory Board of the company Connotate and on the board of The Society of Independent Show Organizers. Uphoff regularly blogs on Media, Marketing and Technology trends on his blog www.UphoffOnMedia.com.