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Group Nine Media Hires First Chief People Officer

Former EVP of Global HR at A+E Stacy Green Joins Leading Digital Media Company
Company Release
January 18, 2018

NEW YORK, NY (January 18, 2018) – Group Nine Media is excited to announce that Stacy Green has joined as Chief People Officer responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive human resources strategy in support of the company’s business objectives, mission and vision. This will include talent development and operations, diversity and inclusion, compensation and benefits, compliance, learning and development. Green will be based in the company’s New York City headquarters and will report to CEO Ben Lerer.

Green brings to Group Nine more than 20 years of experience transforming HR organizations at global, fast-paced companies into true drivers of effective leadership, strategic organizational alignment and business success. Most recently, Green served as the Executive Vice President of Global Human Resources and Facilities for A+E Networks where her team was honored with the 2016 Walter Kaitz Diversity Champion Award and the 2017 Goal Summit-Innovator of the Year Award. Prior to joining A+E, she held HR leadership roles at NBCUniversal and Revlon. She has also been an active member of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), served on the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications’ (NAMIC) Advisory Board, the National Cable Televisions Associations’ (NCTA) Veterans Advisory Council and is a current board advisor for Creative Spirit (an organization dedicated to the employment of individuals with intellectual disabilities).

Group Nine Media formed in December of 2016 by merging Thrillist, The Dodo, NowThis and Seeker. In the year since the merger, Group Nine has grown to over 600 employees and projects continued strategic growth this year.

“One year after merging four unique and powerful brands into one of the world’s largest digital-first media companies, we are enormously proud of where we stand. We also understand that our employees expect, and deserve the absolute best and so we’re bringing on Stacy to ensure that we never lose focus on continuing to make Group Nine a great place to work,” said Ben Lerer, CEO of Group Nine Media. “Beyond her functional chops, Stacy has a deep passion for creating the kind of work environments that people thrive in, which is deeply important especially at such a young company. We’re thrilled to have Stacy on board to lead this effort."

"Group Nine has all the elements for an exceptional culture - outstanding people, fantastic brands, dedicated investors and an inspiring leadership team committed to ensuring an employee experience where all employees thrive. I couldn't be more excited to lead Group Nine on its ambitious journey to being the best company to work for in digital media," said Stacy Green, new Chief People Officer, Group Nine Media.

Stacy Green's Headshot Here

About Group Nine Media:
Group Nine Media is one of the world's largest digital-first media companies and the #1 publisher on Facebook Watch, boasting over 5 billion monthly video views [source: Crowd platform specific analytics modules] and reaching 81% of U.S. adults in their 20s [source: Nielsen]. With over 120 million social engagements each month [source: ListenFirst Media], Group Nine's brands are built for consumption on the platforms where young people spend the majority of their time. Group Nine is home to NowThis (the no. 1 most watched U.S. video news creator on social), The Dodo (the no. 1 animal brand on social), Thrillist (the most trusted digital brand in food, drink, travel & entertainment) and Seeker (the digital leader in science and curiosity). Group Nine recently acquired Emmy-nominated, Cannes Lion and Sundance Film Festival award-winning production studio, JASH.

CONTACT:

April Mellody

Group Nine Media

(646) 218-9312

Devon Giddon

Group Nine Media

(646) 218-9312

Pierce White

(646) 218-9312

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