Friday, April 29, 2011

Brian Segal retiring as president and CEO of Rogers Publishing

Brian Segal, the President and CEO of Rogers Publishing Limited, will be retiring at the end of August, staff were told today in a memorandum from Keith Pelley, the president of Rogers Media. 
The memorandum described Segal's career as "nothing short of spectacular".
Fresh off being the president of the University of Guelph and, before that, president of Ryerson University (1980-88), Segal joined Rogers as publisher of Maclean's in 1992 and became CEO of Rogers Publishing in 1999.
In his 12 years at the helm of our publishing company," [Pelly's memo said] Brian has established himself as a formidable influencer and leader not only within our walls, but also in the publishing and media industry in general."
[More as more is known, including who will likely replace him. Suggestions?]



Anonymous Anonymous said...

If his replacement is anyone other than Ken Whyte, it'll be a major surprise. Are there any other contenders? Kerry Mitchell? John Milne?

3:04 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kerry Mitchell? Hahahahahahahahahahhahahahhahahahahahahahhahahhaha. How could you even posit that?

1:27 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will be Ken Whyte.

2:09 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it just us or does it seem that Brian may have written his own "retirement" memo - "spectacular" career - huh?
We think that Milne is far and away the better replacement for BS but seems to lack profile internally. John, you need to blow your own horn a bit more!

10:42 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Milne would be perfect. It would continue the track record of destroying Rogers Publishing...................

3:37 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many talk about Ken Whyte as the natural replacement but Keith Pelley has been filling his inner circle with people from outside and in all likelihood the CEO of RPL will come from the same place. Most likely someone with digital experience who will be able to transition the brands effectively. And you can bet your life on the fact that Brian wrote his own retirement memo.

10:59 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Brian did write his own epitaph, I guess he forgot to include those money pits called Chocolat and Lifefest that he commissioned.

10:19 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pelley would be well advised to hire someone from outside the company. Whyte is a great editor, but the "business" success he has enjoyed at Maclean's is due to editorial changes, not some strategic or operational acumen. (Ken lacks the attention span to execute a strategy, let alone create one.) Life would be radically different for Ken as the CEO of a company with what, $300 million in revenue?

11:24 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This old thread seemed to get it right...Whyte's the guy, Milne is out. Segal retired for health reasons I believe, not because he wanted to let go.

1:49 pm  

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