Leadership

UBM Tech’s executive leadership team has deep experience across a broad set of markets and disciplines and is committed to leveraging that experience to shape the future of technology media, events and marketing.

We’re constantly working on new initiatives, structures and strategies that provide the people inside UBM Tech, our communities, and clients with new opportunities for growth and success.

Simon Foster

CEO, UBM Americas

Simon was appointed Chief Executive Officer of UBM Americas in June 2015. Prior to that appointment Simon had been CEO of UBM EMEA since 2008. More…

Brian Field

COO, UBM Americas

Brian is Chief Operating Officer of UBM Americas, overseeing product, technology, production and marketing for UBM Americas’ overall business. Brian has overseen large-scale multimedia product launches and migrations, leading-edge data profiling initiatives and business development efforts. More…

Stacey Lisowski

SVP, People & Culture, UBM Americas

Stacey is the SVP, People & Culture of UBM Americas. As a strategic business partner and change agent, Stacey focuses on fostering a positive culture through a variety of workforce planning and organizational development activities. More…

Fred Howard

SVP of Marketing, UBM Tech and UBM Canon

Fred is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for UBM Tech and UBM Canon. Fred came to UBM with over 20 years of business leadership experience ranging from Fortune 50 companies to pre-revenue start-ups. More…

Marco Pardi

Managing Director, UBM Tech

Marco brings more than 20 years of technology media experience and leadership to his role at UBM Tech. As the Managing Director of UBM Tech, he manages and develops a portfolio of industry-leading brands, which includes Interop, InformationWeek, Cloud Connect, Enterprise Connect, Dark Reading, and Black Hat. More…

Simon Carless

Group EVP, Specialist Communities, UBM Tech

Simon oversees both UBM Tech’s Game Development network and the industry-leading Black Hat information security conferences. The game development group’s flagship products include industry leaders such as Game Developer Magazine, Gamasutra.com and the Game Developers Conference. More…

Kathleen Connolly

EVP, IT Event and Media Sales, UBM Tech

Kathleen is the EVP of Sales of UBM Tech’s Business Technology Event and Media group which include industry leading brands such as Interop, InformationWeek Cloud Connect, Enterprise Connect, Dark Reading, GTEC and No Jitter. In this role, she is responsible for driving revenue, customer engagement and improved ROI. More…

Kelley Damore

EVP of Content and Brand Director, InformationWeek, UBM Tech

Kelly has helped build technology’s most impressive media brands for more than 20 years. Now, she oversees editorial operations and strategy for UBM Tech’s portfolio of award-winning community sites, including InformationWeek, Dark Reading, Network Computing, Wall Street & Technology, Bank Systems & Technology, and Insurance & Technology. More…

Jennifer Jessup

General Manager, Interop, UBM Tech

As General Manager of Interop, Jennifer leads the brand’s vision and is responsible for Interop’s programming and content. Jennifer, also known as JJ, has worked at UBM since 1998. More…

Fred Knight

GM and Co-Chair, Enterprise Connect and Publisher, NoJitter.com, UBM Tech

Fred Knight was part of the team that launched the VoiceCon Conference in 1990. He served as Program Chairman through 2003 when he also became VoiceCon General Manager. Since then, VoiceCon has grown into the leading event for enterprise IP Telephony, converged networks and unified communications. More…