Chairman and CEO
Named one of MIN’s Most Intriguing People and as Industry Influencer on the FOLIO: 40, Nussbaum has served as Chairman + Chief Executive Officer of F+W since 2008. He is credited as the driving force behind the transformation of F+W from print-focused publisher to today a leading digital-first, content and ecommerce Company.
From 2004 through the sale of the company in 2007, he served as CEO of Penton Media Inc. Nussbaum is responsible for the launch and acquisition of many iconic business media brands including New Hope Natural Media, Mecklermedia, PC Expo, Digital Book World, among many media properties in the print, event, and digital media communities.
He serves as a Board Director for Summit Professional Networks and had served on the Board of Directors of Thomas Nelson Publishing, before its sale to Harper Collins. He also sits on the Advisory Boards for Metamorphic Ventures, a leading early stage technology venture firm and Boston University’s School of Communications, and as a Mentor with IDC Elevator, a mentorship-driven accelerator program for Israeli-based technology start-ups.
F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company (www.fwcommunity.com) connects passionate, like-minded groups of people to share an ongoing exchange of information, ideas, and inspiration. Across its enthusiast categories – craft, art, writing, design, outdoors, and lifestyle – the Company runs more than 30 ecommerce stores, over 200 web sites, produces online video, cable and public broadcast television shows, books, magazines and hosts over 50 consumer and business events.
The Company and its employees share these guiding tenets: Community, Content, Commerce, and Curation. Employees bring expert, trusted voices to their communities of devoted and loyal consumers. The Company holds a deep and diverse portfolio of unparalleled quality content, products and services and continually reinvents its product offerings to serve these enthusiasts. F+W owns exclusive eCommerce shops and manages a significant and sophisticated database of customer demographics and their purchasing history. Data-driven decision-making guides the Company’s portfolio strategy. Tailored products and services to help consumers achieve their dreams or profit from their passion.
From Century-old print-on-paper publisher to a digital-first content and ecommerce company: F+W has reimagined the way in which enthusiasts and hobbyists get inspired and learn.