Executive Leadership Team
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 and our customers with new opportunities for growth and success.
Chief Executive OfficerPaul leads UBM Tech, a global media business that provides information, events, training, data services, and marketing solutions for the technology industry. He brings over 23 years of technology media experience to the role. Prior to being named CEO of UBM Tech in 2012, Paul was CEO of UBM Electronics, where he led over $50 million of acquisition activity and expanded the group’s business into China, Japan, India, Brazil, Korea and Taiwan. Paul has won several awards, including 2011 Top Innovator in Business Publishing by Media Business magazine and inclusion in the 2010 & 2011 Media BusinessWho’s Who in Business Publishing. Paul joined UBM (then CMP Media LLC) in 1991 and subsequently held a number of management positions throughout Europe and North America. From 1986 through 1991 he worked for Reed Business Information in various sales and management positions. Paul has a B.A. (Hons) Degree in Communication Studies from Sheffield Hallam University, a Diploma in Marketing (DipM) from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
PresidentMarco brings more than 20 years of technology media experience and leadership to his role at UBM Tech. As president of the business technology event division he manages and develops a portfolio of industry-leading event brands, which includes Interop, Cloud Connect, Enterprise Connect, Enterprise 2.0 and Black Hat. Together the division is responsible for $55 million in annual revenue. Marco is a graduate of the UBM Business Leadership Program, a year-long executive leadership and training program offered every two years to a select group of future corporate leaders worldwide and involving executive training, leadership quests, and cross-cultural immersion. Marco graduated from the BLP in 2011. Marco came to UBM Tech via the acquisition of MediaLive International in 2006. At MediaLive he held the position of Vice President of Sales, overseeing all customer sales and marketing, and was a member of the executive board, reporting to the CEO. Originally recruited to MediaLive to turn around the technology industry’s largest event, COMDEX, Marco also ran new business development where he helped launch numerous events, including Web 2.0 Summit, Web 2.0 Expo, Cloud Connect, Enterprise 2.0, and Mobile Business Expo. Prior to MediaLive, Marco was the Group Director of the Software Development Group at CMP Media. Marco served as Publisher of SD Magazine, oversaw the Software Development Events Group and managed related Web sites such as sdmagazine.com and sdexpo.com. Under Marco’s leadership, SD Magazine won the 2002 Maggie Award for best publication in the computer/software category and went from third to first in market share among software development publications. During his 10 years at CMP Media he helped launch the Web Design & Development conferences, UML World, SD Bootcamp and the SD Best Practices Conference. Marco holds a B.A. in Economics from University of California, Berkeley.
Chief Community OfficerKelly has helped build technology’s most impressive media brands for more than 20 years. Now, as UBM Tech’s Chief Community Officer, she oversees editorial operations and strategy for UBM Tech’s complete portfolio of award-winning community sites, including InformationWeek, EE Times, Network Computing, Light Reading, Dark Reading, Dr. Dobbs, Wall Street & Technology, Bank Systems & Technology, and Insurance & Technology. In this role, Kelley also executes on UBM Tech’s vision of producing premier content across online and live events, while expanding and enhancing the company’s online communities. Kelley most recently served as Senior Vice President and Editorial Director for CRN, where she worked closely with senior management to re-launch the site and spearhead a mobile app strategy. From 2005-2009 Kelley was Editorial Director of TechTarget’s Security Media properties, which included five security Web sites, Information Security magazine, Information Security Decisions conference, and custom editorial and media events. Kelley was formerly the Editor-in-Chief of CRN magazine (1999 – 2002) and for nine years served in a number of roles at the publication, including Senior Executive Editor, Executive Editor, News Editor, and Senior Editor/Hardware Editor. Kelley also held writing positions as InfoWorld and PC Week, and served as Director of Creative Services and Constituency Building at non-profit Oxfam America. Kelley has won dozens of editorial awards, including the prestigious Jesse H. Neal, ASBPEs, and TABPI Eddie awards. She has appeared on CNBC and holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross and a master’s degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Chief Financial OfficerTom Spaeth is a senior finance executive with over 20 years of experience in and around the Technology industry. His balanced experience includes accounting and finance roles with leading tech companies such as Motorola, advisory and capital markets experience as an investment banker with Deutsche Bank Securities and management consulting experience with Ernst & Young. He brings the right balance of controllership, insightful analysis, business partnership and technology market experience to enable growth and profitability at UBM Tech as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to UBM Tech, Spaeth was the Chief Financial Officer of, a private international nutritional supplements company, and prior to that he was Vice President of Finance at Powerwave Technologies. Tom holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters of Business Administration from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.
Chief Information OfficerDavid is responsible for defining strategies, overseeing and delivering significant technology initiatives while ensuring consistency of IT programs. His main focus is on identifying, evaluating and analyzing opportunities that advance UBM Tech’s strategic IT business objectives. He also plays a significant role in our web development and events business. David joined UBM in 1994 as a Technical Director for Oxford Information Technology (OiT) in the UK, transferring to PR Newswire Europe in 1998. In 2001 he came to the US and served as CIO and EVP of Global Operations for PR Newswire. He has been serving as UBM Tech’s CIO since January 2009. David holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Warwick and lives in New York City.
EVP, Game & App Development and Black HatSimon 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. He is also one of the key people behind the Independent Games Festival, a “Sundance for games” which runs yearly at GDC in San Francisco. He is the sole Western judge for Sense Of Wonder Night, an independent games showcase held at Tokyo Game Show every year. Prior to joining UBM Tech, Simon was an editor of tech site Slashdot and the originator of Slashdot’s games section. He has extensive game development experience at companies such as Atari and Eidos. Simon has worked closely with the non-profit Internet Archive to help preserve music and game-related materials, helping to win a DMCA exemption for classic software preservation. He has also written for magazines including Wired, Make and Official Xbox Magazine, and was the author/editor of the O’Reilly book Gaming Hacks.
SVP, People & CultureAngela was most recently with UBM Tech’s sister company, PR Newswire, the leading global provider of marketing and communications solutions. At UBM Tech, she is responsible for setting and implementing Human Resource strategy that supports the company’s overall business objectives which encompasses the hiring, training and development of employees worldwide and creating an environment and programs that develop and motivate employees. In previous roles, Angela was Chief People Officer at Ogilvy PR, worked at Ogilvy & Mather Advertising as well as at a large metropolitan hospital.