Ryan Davis was promoted to president of philly.com, where he will lead all online initiatives and be responsible for all digital operations including strategy, content, new product development, revenue generation, business development, finance and technology.
Davis had been director of strategic operations for Philadelphia Media Holdings, parent of philly.com and publisher of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
PMH said page views for philly.com in September rose 67% compared with the prior-year month, to 72 million from 43 million.
PMH CEO Brian P. Tierney said:
With Ryan as the new president of philly.com, we have a very talented three-person management team in place with Dan Sarko as vice president of advertising and Wendy Warren as VP and editor of philly.com, and are now well-positioned for even greater levels of growth. Ryan has immense passion and vision for the future of philly.com. I am thrilled to have him at the helm working closely with Dan and Wendy. Their combined leadership will help us achieve continued growth.
I am looking forward to assuming my new role as president of the philly.com team. I have been part of this group for several months now and we have seen traffic soar to 70 million page views per month, the successful launch this week of our new sports section and laid the groundwork to pursue several new business opportunities. I thank Brian for this opportunity, as well as Dan Sarko, who has been a tremendous partner in all these efforts. I look forward to continuing to work with Dan, Wendy and the rest of the philly.com team to cement an even larger footprint in the digital world and create even greater value for our readers, advertisers and business partners.