Fortune Adds Five, Promotes Seven

New staff, new roles.

Fortune has made five additions and promoted five staffers. New hires are first, followed by promotions.

  • Leena Rao is joining as senior writer. She comes to the magazine from Google Ventures. Prior to her time at Google Ventures, Rao was managing editor for TechCrunch.
  • Matthew Heimer has also been named a senior editor. He most recently served a senior editor at MarketWatch.
  • Kristen Bellstrom is yet another senior editor. Bellstrom comes to the magazine from Money, where she served as a senior editor.
  • Robert Hackett has been named a writer for Fortune.com. Hackett most recently worked for the TED Conferences.
  • Also joining Fortune.com is Christina Austin. She’ll serve as a producer.  Austin previously worked for Business Insider and The Huffington Post.

Promotions:

  • Adam Lashinsky has been promoted to assistant managing editor and editorial director of Brainstorm Tech.
  • Roger Parloff has been named an editor-at-large.
  • Beth Kowitt has been promoted to senior writer.
  • Anne VanderMey has been upped to associate editor.
  • Erika Fry has been promoted to writer.
  • Chris Tkaczyk has expanded his senior editor role to include managing franchise lists for the magazine and website.
  • Andrew Nusca will has been promoted to co-chair of Fortune Brainstorm Tech.