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Extension Media is a publisher of over 20 business-to-business magazines, resource catalogs, newsletters and web sites that address high-technology industry platforms and emerging technologies such as chip design, embedded systems, software and infrastructure, intellectual property, architectures, operating systems and industry standards.

Extension Media publications serve several markets including Electronics, Software/IT and Mobile/Wireless.

Extension Media information products provide engineers, embedded developers, software developers, IT professionals and design professionals with in-depth product, technology and solutions oriented information.

We offer high-tech marketing professionals with very targeted and affordable print and online advertising, direct marketing and custom media opportunities. Extension Media custom solutions are designed to enable high-tech companies to improve their revenues and profits through custom media and marketing programs that improve sales, build market share and improve customer retention.

Extension Media is a privately held company based in San Francisco, CA. Founded by veterans from CMP, Miller Freeman and Paperloop publishing, Extension Media brings the right mix of experience, commitment to quality and resources to succeed in today’s business climate.

The Extension Media team has produced more than 100 custom magazines, newsletters, websites, events and market research studies for a variety of different industries.

Today’s increasingly competitive environment requires more effective and more affordable marketing communication solutions and B2B Media options. Extension Media is focused on providing excellent service and bringing tangible results at an affordable price.

Executive Management Team

Vince Ridley
President & Founder

Karen Murray
Vice President, Marketing & Product Development

Melissa Sterling
Vice President, Business Development

Clair Bright
Vice President Sales
Embedded Systems Media Group

Senior Business Advisors

Timothy J. Fazio
Managing Partner, Atlas Holdings

Timothy J. Fazio is a Managing Partner of Atlas Holdings. Mr. Fazio has substantial experience in business development, partnerships, financing, and building successful start up ventures. Mr. Fazio is also a founder of Forest Resources LLC, an investment vehicle with substantial assets in the containerboard sector of the paper and forest products industry. Mr. Fazio is a director of Forest Resources LLC. Mr. Fazio is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Loren Hickman
President & Founder

Loren has more than 38 years experience at major U.S. publishers in developing, launching and marketing numerous new media and information services. At Miller Freeman Inc., positions included Group Publisher Electronics Publications, Group Director Associated Publishing (directories, online services, contract publishing, books, editorial licensing, data service, tradeshows and conferences), and Director of Corporate Communications. At McGraw-Hill Publications Inc., Loren was Editorial Director of its education magazines and Director of Special Projects for the Newsletter Publishing Center.

Carl Landau
President and Founder, Niche Media

Regina Starr Ridley
President & Founder

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