George W. Slowik, Jr.

George W. Slowik, Jr. 201 West 21st Street 10E NY, NY10011

212-377-5700 (office)
71 West 23rd Suite #1608

PWxyz LLC d/b/a Publishers Weekly - President CEO - Co-owner with Patrick Turner
acquired 3/31/10

 
The American Prospect, Inc.,
President/Publishing Director, New York, 2008-2010
Completed successful strategic partnership with DEMOS a NYC-based think tank.
 
Wainscot Media, LLC New Jersey 2004-2008
Executive Vice President/ Publishing Director

Titles in the portfolio include New York Spaces, Bergen, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Rockland and Westchester Health & Life, NJ CEO, Coldwell Banker Previews, Boyd's and Garmany.
Repositioned the consumer division to expand beyond health media while more than tripling the portfolio revenue base over four years.
Built portfolio value through successful business line expansions resulting in sale of Dowden Media to Lebhar-Freidman.
Established Wainscot Media as a standalone business, initiating new circulation, production, finance, human resources and IT departments.
Developed the business strategy and launched New York Spaces- The Home Design Magazine of Metropolitan New York with six regional and one professional edition.
Doubled the size of the Health & Life franchise with three launches, companion websites and a weekly TV program.
Launched five other titles, expanding the geographic service area and adding B-to-B and custom initiatives in the luxury market.
Working with Publishing Experts, saved over $750M in manufacturing expense.

Weider Publications, Inc. New York/Los Angeles 2000-2003
Vice President Business Development

The $150 million dollar portfolio included Men's Fitness, Shape, Muscle & Fitness, Muscle & Fitness Hers, Fit Pregnancy, Natural Health, Flex, as well as corresponding websites.
Developed ancillary and synergistic product lines, positioning the company for eventual sale. The sale to American Media was successfully completed in January 2003.
Brokered the auction of Jump magazine culminating in an asset sale to Gruner & Jahr and explored potential acquisitions in allied markets.
Started a custom publishing department, developed a book publishing program for Natural Health and Shape magazines and launched an SIP program.
Spearheaded a joint venture, with ClubCom, to launch a place-based broadcast network in health clubs including Golds, World Gyms and New York Sports Clubs.


PressCorps, LLC New York 1995-2000
President/Publishing Director/Owner

Published titles including Music Choice, Tennis Match, Teen Celebrity, English Digest, City Family, Celebrity Style, Gym, Poz, Numedx, La Familia de la Ciudad, Burn! and Issues in Patient Care.
Co-founded and co-owned the company with Richard Perez-Feria.
Responsible for all strategic and business development.
Raised venture capital from Braemar Capital and Advantage Capital to acquire American Druggist from Hearst and Medical Tribune from Jobson.
Grew the company from a two-person consulting firm into a 40-person, $8 million dollar concern. The sale of PressCorps media assets was completed in March 2000.
Consulting clients included Stagnito Publishing, Weider Publications Inc. and Reed-Elsevier.
Guided web product development and multi-divisional web convergence for divisional management of Reed Business US, Reed Exhibitions, Reed Business UK and Lexis/Nexis.


Out Publishing, Inc. New York 1993-1995
Vice President/Publishing Director

Launched OUT magazine as a glossy monthly, achieving the largest paid ABC circulation (115,000) of any title ever to serve the gay market.
Cracked every major category of advertising to the nascent and previously untapped gay market segment resulting in over 800 national advertising pages.
Quadrupled revenues to $3.5 million dollars in year two.
Launched book publishing effort and website Out.com.

Reed Elsevier (Cahners) New York 1984-1993
Publisher/Director Business Development

New York based titles also included American Baby, Healthy Kids, Emergency Medicine, Cutis, Tradeshow Week, Cardiovascular Medicine, American Journals of Cardiology, Medicine and Surgery, Library Journal and School Library Journal.
Participated in extensive merger and acquisition activities including asset integration of acquired companies including, Fisher Medical, R.R.Bowker, Yorke Medical, Technical Publishing and American Baby.
Ran all centralized departments in the NY office including circulation, production, personnel, art, finance and office services.
As publisher, executed a turnaround on start-up, Physicians Travel, and led the venerable Publishers Weekly to record profits via expansion into international and electronic publishing markets.
1991 - 1993 Publishing Industry Group Associate Group Publisher
1990 - 1993 Publishers Weekly Publisher
1987 - 1990 Physicians Travel and Meeting Guide Publisher
1984 - 1987 New York office Director Business Development/
General Manager /NY office
1984 - 1985 Interior Design and Corporate Design Business Manager

Whitney Communications New York 1979-1984
Controller/Publisher

Company titles in the $50 million dollar portfolio included Interior Design, Corporate Design, Coal Industry News, The Hockey News, Art in America, 50 Plus, Waterway Guide, The Oil Daily and Boating Industry.
Headed the finance and data processing departments.
Developed state-of-the-art cash management programs and proprietary software for accounting and circulation fulfillment that was licensed to IBM.
Served as publisher of two bimonthly magazines entitled Herald Tribune Crosswords.
Part of senior management team that packaged company for sale to Cahners, Brant Publications and other parties.

Board Experience
* The American Prospect (currently)
* Wainscot Media, LLC (currently)
* DIFFA (14 years) Chair Emeritus
* National AIDS Fund (3 years)
* R. R. Bowker, Inc. (2 years)
* Book Industry Study Group (2 years)
* New York Theater Workshop (5 years)
* USIA- United States Information Agency (2 years)

Professional and Personal

Undergraduate studies (finance) University of Baltimore
Postgraduate diploma/magazine publishing NYU - 1984
Postgraduate marketing studies Amos Tuck/ Dartmouth.
Former paid public speaker with International Talent, Inc.
Adjunct faculty member NYU Gallatin Division and SCPS
Magazine Publishing Graduate programs
Member MENSA
Awarded NY Times 1993 DIFFA champion

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