Atlantic Media Co. Hires Michael Donohoe

Kevin Delaney, editor-in-chief of Atlantic Media Company‘s new global business brand, announced today that Michael Donohoe has joined as Product Engineering Director for the new brand, which will launch later this year.

Donohoe comes to Atlantic Media from RealNetworks, where he served as a senior software engineer, working on video and sharing web applications. According to a release issued this morning, he and his team of developers and designers “will design products that fit the needs of today’s global business executives, a new class of leaders who spend much of their physical and intellectual lives outside their native lands.”

Um, translation? “Michael is responsible for some of the most creative product and engineering work in digital media over the past five years,” said Delaney.  “His leadership will drive innovation across tablets, mobile devices, and the desktop web, to provide global business professionals with access to information instantly, conveniently, wherever they are.”

Prior to his work at RealNetworks, Donohoe worked at NYT as a member of the Client Technology group responsible for implementing key innovations at the  He won the Times Technology and Innovation Challenge five times, most prominently for his work on TimesNow, which became Times Wire.