impreMedia is undergoing a top management change. Francisco Seghezzo, who has led the company since 2012, will leave the post to return to LA NACIÓN in Argentina.
He’ll be replaced by Gabriel Dantur as impreMedia’s new CEO, effective January 1st, 2016.
LA NACIÓN acquired impreMedia in 2012.
Seghezzo joined impreMedia as COO and became CEO when Monica Lozano stepped down from the role in 2014.
According to a company statement, during this time, efforts “have been focused on transforming the company into a sustainable and successful business.”
impreMedia’s “transformation” has included redesigns of its newspapers La Opinión in Los Angeles and El Diario NY and creation of an in-house market solutions division called IM Studio ñ focused on providing client centric services, strategic consultation, creative and content marketing.
But it has been a difficult 4 years for the company, which has seen reduced revenues, restructuring, has undergone a series of layoffs, and battled union problems in New York.
impreMedia says it’s time for the next phase in the company’s “transformation” and that’s where Gabriel Dantur comes in, bringing his experience in digital media, technology and innovation.
An industrial engineer, Dantur joins impreMedia from LA NACIÓN, where he was most recently Vice President of Digital.
He has been on the board of impreMedia’s parent holding company U.S. Hispanic Media, Inc. since 2012.
Here is Francisco Seghezzo’s email to staff announcing his departure and replacement:
Greetings to all:
I would like to announce that, effective January 1st, 2016; I will be leaving my post as CEO of impreMedia to continue working at LA NACION in Argentina, the parent company of impreMedia.
As my replacement, the Board of Directors of U.S. Hispanic Media, Inc. (100% owner of impreMedia) has designated Gabriel Dantur. Gabriel has worked in La Nacion for the past 9 years and has been an integral part of the leadership team that has transformed and further strengthened La Nacion in Argentina. Besides his responsibilities at La Nacion, Gabriel has also been closely involved in the forward progress of impreMedia since La Nacion’s acquisition, acting as an active member of the holding company’s Board of Directors.
I have known and worked with Gabriel for many years and he is not only an excellent professional but also more importantly, human being. I have no doubt that Gabriel is the ideal person for this phase of the company, where his expertise will be very important in the continued transformation and sustainability for the future.
It is very difficult for me to leave impreMedia. It has been almost 4 years of many challenges and learnings, where I always tried to prioritize the development and growth of the Company.
This has been, without a doubt, the most important phase of my professional career, as well as an incredible life experience. I will continue to work with the same enthusiasm during the time I have left as CEO of impreMedia.
My sincere thanks to everyone for all your efforts and, as always, my door is open and I am available for anything you may need.