Joe Ripp, Time Inc.’s new CEO, isn’t wasting any time getting settled. Though he doesn’t officially begin until September, Ripp has made his first hire: Jeff Bairstow. Bairstow will be Time Inc.’s new CFO.
Bairstow comes to Time Inc. from Digital First Media — a company that manages MediaNews Group and Journal Register Company — where served as president. Bairstow had been with Digital First since 2011.
Bairstow is succeeding Howard Averill, who is shifting to the CFO role at Time Warner.