Condé Nast announced the appointments of Mike Goss as chief financial officer and Deirdre Findlay as chief marketing officer, both effective in January 2020.
Goss will oversee the company’s global financial operations, as well as global business development and partnerships, corporate strategy and legal and content rights management. Findlay will oversee all consumer marketing efforts for the company and will focus on developing a global, data-driven digital strategy that will drive direct-to-consumer revenue. Additionally, Findlay will be responsible for increasing subscription and membership program revenue and identifying new direct-to-consumer revenue opportunities. Findlay’s team will also manage brand development for global titles, and oversee consumer research and insights and audience development.
“Mike and Deirdre are both world-class leaders with successful track records of transforming businesses, and they are joining a global leadership team that will help unlock the incredible potential of our brands,” said Roger Lynch, CEO of Conde Nast. “Mike’s experience with complex businesses will help unify and modernize our global financial operations and prioritize our investments for future growth. Deirdre will bring increased focus to our direct-to-consumer efforts, helping develop our relationships with our consumers to grow revenue, and partnering across the company to strengthen our brand identities globally.”
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Most recently, Goss served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Sotheby’s for nearly four years. Prior to joining Sotheby’s, Goss was with Bain Capital for 15 years in various senior managerial capacities including chief operating officer and chief financial officer. During his tenure in these roles, Bain Capital grew from $10 billion to $70 billion in assets under management, and its number of global offices more than doubled. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Goss was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Digitas Inc., a worldwide digital media firm which he helped take public on behalf of its private equity backers. Between 1994 and 1999, Goss was executive vice president, chief financial officer, and a member of the Board of Directors of Playtex Products Inc.
“Conde Nast’s portfolio of brands is unmatched in terms of global influence and reach,” said Goss. “I’m looking forward to working with the finance team to help the business compete and succeed worldwide.”
Findlay joins Condé Nast from Stitch Fix, where she served as a chief marketing officer for the past year and a half. While at Stitch Fix, Findlay oversaw the launch of the company’s first integrated brand campaign and launched the brand in the U.K. Prior to Stitch Fix, Findlay spent five years at Google in a number of roles including senior director of global hardware marketing for Google Home, Chromecast and Wifi. In this role, Findlay launched Google Home with an innovative campaign that quickly immersed Google Home in the cultural zeitgeist globally. Prior to Google, Findlay held several positions at eBay including senior director of consumer marketing. Findlay started her Marketing career at Digitas, where she rose to senior vice president and worked with many high profile clients including Kaiser Permanente, Whirlpool Corporation, Miller Brewing, Nokia and Allstate Insurance Company.
“Condé Nast has a portfolio of incredibly iconic brands, across fashion, food, home, travel, and entertainment,” said Findlay. “I’m very excited to work with this team to help deliver on the incredible potential of these global brands and to build new consumer revenue streams for the business.”