Management Team

Bill Carter
President & CEO

Bill Carter took leadership of ALM as president and chief executive officer in March 2012. Carter has championed various acquisition strategies advancing the growth and expansion of markets ALM serves. In 2013, Bill was honored as a C-Level Visionary with a Folio: 100 Award.

He joined ALM from Thomson Reuters where he was senior vice president of the Small Law Business Unit since 2010 and led its successful reorganization and growth. An accomplished expert in the digital and legal services industry, he has also driven significant value creation as a senior executive at LexisNexis, Epiq Systems, Gerson Lehrman Group and GES Exposition Services.

Carter earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science at Tulane University, a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech and a Master of Business Administration with honors from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Jeffrey Litvack
Group President, Intelligence and Chief Digital Officer

As President of ALM’s Intelligence Media division, Litvack is responsible for growing ALM’s research and advisory business, which provides lawyers, consultants and financial advisors with actionable insights and predictions via proprietary competitive and market databases and research.  Additionally, as Chief Digital Officer he sets the strategic direction and oversees digital product development for all ALM media products and services.

Previously, he held a variety of leadership positions at the Associated Press including, chief operating officer of iCircular, general manager of global products and general manager of mobile and emerging products.  He also has held a variety of strategy and operation roles at traditional and new media companies and spent several years as an engagement manager at Mitchell Madison Group.

Litvack was named to Min’s Digital Hall of Fame and received a Folio:100 award as a Director-Level Doer in 2013 and a Content Connoisseur in 2014. He was also the recipient of the IAB Service Excellence Award and was awarded the AP Chairman Prize. He is the lead author of USPTO Provisional Patent 61/342365 – Online Shopping Circular and has published several articles on digital advertising and business models.

He graduated from Wharton School of Business with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.

 

Lenny Izzo
Group President, Legal Media

As President of ALM’s Legal Media Division, Izzo is leading the growth strategy for a portfolio of legal brands around the world including The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal, The New York Law Journal, and Law.com.  Additionally, he oversees a large library of legal reference products under the Law Journal Press brand, as well as ALM’s Legal Events business which includes LegalTech, the largest tradeshow in the legal marketplace. Previously, as Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer Izzo helped raise ALM’s profile in the marketplace through an aggressive marketing and public relations strategy. Under his guidance, ALM’s Legal Events business grew significantly and its audience development team overcame industry trends by achieving strong growth through the deployment of an aggressive mobile strategy.

Prior to joining ALM, Izzo held a variety of leadership roles at Thomson Reuters and LexisNexis. He has additional experience in the events industry where he served as senior vice president & general manager for GES Exposition Services, leading their Western U.S. division.

Before working in the information services and events industries, Izzo was a Captain in the U.S. Army where he led peacekeeping missions in the Balkans and the Middle East.

He holds a Master of Business Administration from Georgetown University and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia.

 

Jeffrey Patterson
Group President, Insurance

As Group President of ALM’s Insurance Division, Patterson is responsible for overseeing media, lead generation, professional education and marketing solutions in the life insurance, property, casualty insurance and employee benefits markets. Prior to joining ALM, Patterson held the same title at Summit Professional Networks.

Previously, Patterson was founder of Mile 21 LLC. where he advised B2B media companies on paid content product strategy. As CEO of Safari Books Online, he oversaw the rapid growth of enterprise subscription sales for the world’s leading web-based learning company in software development. He also held the role of executive vice president of Global Sales and Brand Development at CMP Media where he managed corporate account sales, international licensing and served on the boards of media companies in China and Germany.  Prior to CMP, he co-founded Beacon Technology Partners, a leading brand and product-development research consultancy. He also held management positions at Cahners Publishing, National Semiconductor, Raychem and Foote, Cone & Belding.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Berkeley and a certificate in international management from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University.

 

Molly Miller
Chief Content Officer & Chief Marketing Officer

In this leadership position, Miller is responsible for leading corporate marketing and for driving the content strategy across ALM divisions to develop synergies between industries, identify new monetization opportunities and engage critical audiences.

Since joining ALM in July 2012 as Publisher, Miller has led The Recorder staff through a major transformation, engaging a new audience while driving growth from innovative events and products; and in July 2014 became Publisher of Law.com as well.  In 2014 she was named Chief Content & Product Officer tasked with building a transformative product and content strategy including the assessment of potential acquisition targets.

Miller joined ALM from LexisNexis, where she was vice president of Customer Discovery & Innovation, a unit that encompassed market research, innovation pipeline testing and prioritization, and product marketing. In her 15 years at LexisNexis, Miller served in marketing, editorial market planning, and product champion roles. Prior to LexisNexis, Miller practice law in Cincinnati (Frost Brown & Todd, formerly Frost & Jacobs) and was a reporter at the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Miller received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Journalism, as well as a Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati.

 

Dana Rosen
Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Rosen joined ALM as senior vice president and general counsel in 2014 and oversees all legal matters in the company.

Previously, Rosen was general counsel for Wenner Media, publisher of Rolling Stone, US Weekly and Men’s Journal magazines. She was responsible for handling all corporate contracts for publications and business divisions as well as overseeing contracts and advising on legal issues on all digital initiatives. Prior to Wenner Media, Rosen was associate general counsel with Penguin Group USA and associate for international law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, and Wharton & Garrison.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Pennsylvania and a Doctor of Law from New York University School of Law.

 

Colleen Zelina
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Zelina is responsible for all efforts to attract, retain and develop ALM’s talented employees. She manages all employee-related programs including talent acquisition, compensation, benefits administration, performance management, employee relations and recognition, training and development. Zelina provides coaching, strategic advice and counseling for managers and employees covering issues ranging from organizational planning to performance management and career development.

In her previous role at Summit, she led the development of all HR policies and programs and helped steer the company through a period of tremendous change. Prior to Summit, Zelina held senior leadership positions at KnowledgePoint 360 Group, Penton Media and Miller Freeman. She has effectively managed critical business integrations and helped guide organizations through periods of transformation. She has experience in international HR management and specializes in acquisition, integration and organizational development.

Zelina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Seton Hall University. She is a longtime member of the Society of Human Resources Management and a former member of the Human Resources Committee for American Business Media (ABM).

 

Adam Marder
Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Marder is responsible for overseeing the financial activities of ALM’s recently acquired business divisions.

Previously, as the EVP & CFO of Summit Professional Networks, Marder played a key role in transitioning the company’s operating structure, increasing profitability, reducing debt, refinancing the company and ultimately driving shareholder value. He also held leadership roles with various media companies including Everyday Health, LLC where he served as VP and General Manager of Sales. Before that, he was CFO at Update Inc. and earlier at CMP Media. He also held senior executive positions at Primedia, VNU Business Media and the Financial Times.

Marder holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Hofstra University.

 

Michael Desiato
Vice President & Group Publisher, Real Estate Media

As Vice President and Group Publisher of ALM’s Real Estate Media division, Desiato is responsible for the overall publishing environment and operations of the real estate division including editorial content, budgeting, sales and marketing strategies and online content initiatives.

With ALM, Desiato played a key role in the launch of GlobeSt.com, the RealShare Conference Series and Real Estate Media’s (REM) regional magazines. In 2015, he announced GlobeSt.com’s large-scale expansion plans with the rollout of San Diego, Austin, Orlando and Boston editions. Leveraging his 35 years of industry experience and expertise in content strategy and product development, Desiato recently orchestrated the revitalization of GlobeSt.com and launched a new thought leadership platform accelerating REM's digital revenue growth. He previously held the roles of editorial director, group managing director and editor-in-chief of REM.

Desiato also hosts "Inside the Real Estate Mind," a signature presentation of the RealShare Conference Series and is former president and chairman of the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

Desiato has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Ohio University.

 

Matt Weiner
Vice President & Group Publisher, Investment Advisory

As Vice President and Group Publisher of the Investment Advisory division, Weiner is responsible for the investment advisory, credit union, and treasury and risk groups. He also leads the events and professional publishing groups across ALM’s financial and insurance divisions.

Prior to joining ALM, Weiner held the same title and similar responsibilities at Summit Professional Networks. He also spent time in the consumer markets at Yahoo! Music/Launch and at LAPTOP, where he was responsible for restructuring sales and implementing a digital-first strategy. Weiner also spent several years of his career at Penton Media where he held several brand leadership roles and most recently was group publisher for the commercial real estate and finance groups.

Weiner holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University.

 

David Brown
Vice President & Editor in Chief

David Brown has been vice president and editor in chief since April 2013 and oversees ALM’s national editorial organization. Brown joined ALM in 1999 and has worked in a variety of senior editing roles at the company’s regional and national news publications. In 2007, he became editor in chief of Legal Times, and later served as editor and publisher. Following the merger of Legal Times and The National Law Journal in 2009, he served as editor in chief of the combined publication. In 2012, he was named vice president and executive editor, running the day-to-day editorial operations of the company’s national publications, including The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, law.com and The National Law Journal. Prior to ALM, Brown was an editor and reporter at The Contra Costa Times and at Gavilan Newspapers, both in the San Francisco Bay Area.

A native of Springfield, Ill., Brown holds a masters degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield and is a graduate of Illinois State University.

 

David Saabye
Vice President, Operations

As Vice President of Operations, Saabye is responsible for developing a scalable business platform to support the company’s expanding insights and marketing solutions business. He joined ALM in 2012 as vice president of digital where he was responsible for launching new digital products and introducing new revenue opportunities. Saabye was also publisher of Law.com and oversaw the launch of the award-winning Law.com app and re-launch of the portal.

Saabye joined ALM from the Associated Press where he held several management roles including head of sales and marketing for the iCircular business unit. He also worked in-depth on the content packaging, pricing and policy for the company’s newspaper membership and created innovative content licensing initiatives across all media platforms. Saabye has a broad background in online and print publishing in leadership roles at various media companies and publications.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Vermont.

 

Gene Bishop
Vice President, Technology

As Vice President of Technology at ALM, Bishop is responsible for all enterprise and production systems that support business functions and customer products. He also oversees all projects, development and support of hardware, software and networking that the company purchases, leases or builds and maintains two data centers and computer rooms in all regional locations.

Bishop joined ALM in 2006 as the director of applications support and his role has grown to include web production, development and infrastructure management.

Prior to joining ALM, Bishop spent 20 years at Dow Jones/The Wall Street Journal in various roles including quality assurance, editorial, advertising and finance support. He was part of a specialized team that supported the print and web business to meet rolling global daily deadlines. They also built a system that, because of failover testing to back-up servers, enabled the outlet to publish their newspaper on time during the September 11, 2001 events, earning the news and IT teams a Pulitzer Prize.