During his six months as CEO of Time Inc., Jack Griffin relied on a handful of consultants and outside hires. Here’s a partial list:
Tim Clifford (photo unavailable): A longtime editorial director at Time Warner, the senior vice president of executive communications was hired in September as Griffin’s speechwriter. Dawn Bridges, senior vice president of corporate communications and press relations, announced her departure four months later.
John Q. Griffin: The longtime National Geographic vet was brought on to lead a newly created News Group, including flagship magazine Time. Jack Griffin had expressed a strong admiration for Time magazine and talked of plans to make it “the most powerful news franchise of America.”
Peter Kreisky: An early hire, senior advisor Kreisky was one of a number of consultants Griffin used. The publishing industry vet previously had roles at McKinsey & Co. and the Boston Consulting Group.
Randall Rothenberg: This past December, Rothenberg was named Time Inc.’s first-ever chief digital officer. He was to have a coordinating role that would include building the brands digitally, looking for acquisitions and setting up a Center for Innovation to provide seed money for digital projects at Time Inc.