Guardian News & Media announced today the appointment of Eamonn Store as the new CEO of Guardian U.S., a New York-based digital edition of the Guardian. In the role, Store will be responsible for taking charge of the overall business and commercial offerings for the Guardian's U.S. operations and driving digital innovation across all platforms.
Store joins Guardian News & Media from global media agency MEC, where he most recently held the position of president, agency development. He first joined MEC back in 2005 as managing director, global solutions, and has been based in New York since 2007. He has also held senior positions at Starcom, Profero and Carat International and brings to the Guardian over 25 years of agency-side experience from stints on both sides of the Atlantic.
According to the Guardian, it delivered record online traffic in the past year, following the doubling of its U.S. revenues in the previous year. The Guardian also received a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its reporting on the Edward Snowden story.
Store will join the Guardian at the same time as Katharine Viner, the incoming U.S. editor-in-chief. The news also follows Guardian News & Media's recent announcement of plans to open a West Coast office in a bid to expand reach and capitalize on "business and technology links in Silicon Valley and other parts of California."
"The Guardian is a brand I have followed since my childhood," said Store in a statement. "As much as I will miss my MEC family, the opportunity to partner with Katharine to help shape the future of the Guardian brand in the U.S. is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me. I'm really excited to be given this chance to lead this unique brand that I have admired for many years."