Dean Horowitz Named President, Progressive Business Media

Dean Horowitz Named President, Progressive Business Media
May 10, 2016HFN Staff

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GREENSBORO, N.C.—Dean Horowitz, publisher of Furniture|Today, will take on the additional role of president, Progressive Business Media effective July 1.

Horowitz will transition into this role over the next few months with the guidance and assistance of current company president, Kevin Castellani, who as previously announced, will move into a senior business strategy role within Progressive Business Media

In his new position, Horowitz will be responsible for expanding and managing the nine PBM brands as well as the company’s other business units including Conferences and Events, Database and Audience Management, Digital and Web Strategies, Information Technology, Market Research, and Marketing Services. In addition to his new role, he will also continue to serve as publisher of Furniture|Today, reporting to Matthew Slaine, CEO, Progressive Business Media.

“Dean is an incredibly talented executive who always challenges himself and others around him to innovate for success. His track record demonstrates that he is a creative thinker who leads initiatives with confidence and he collaborates closely with clients and internal teams,” said Slaine. “I am confident that Dean’s expanded role within the company will benefit our various audiences, our clients, and our internal PBM team. Our mission as a company is to engage with and provide relevant solutions to the communities we serve. Dean’s background and experience lends itself well to this continued philosophy.”

“I have known and worked closely with Dean for over two decades, and I am confident in his leadership abilities and vision for PBM. Not only is he creative, hard-working and passionate about the industries we serve, Dean also has a true understanding for the important role we play in the businesses of our various constituents,” said Kevin Castellani, president of Progressive Business Media. “Dean’s deep understanding of the role content plays in today’s evolving media world will serve our various constituents well. I am excited about our future.”

Prior to his role as publisher of Furniture|Today, Horowitz served as vice president at Amos Media and chief digital revenue officer for Vance Publishing, both located in Chicago. Previously, he spent 17 years at Reed Business Information, where he held a number of positions, including general manager for the Construction Media Group’s multiple brands, group publisher, publisher, and director-level positions in business development, digital development, product development, and strategy.

Horowitz has a BFA from Rutgers University and has completed the Strategic Leadership Program at Harvard University School of Business. He and his family recently relocated to Greensboro, N.C., where PBM is headquartered.

“I am honored and thrilled to start this new role within PBM. Kevin has been a mentor and friend to me for over 20 years, and I am grateful for his confidence in me and all that he has done for the company during his tenure. My goal is to inspire our internal team and our clients to be the best they can be and I look forward to making all of this happen in my new position,” said Horowitz.

Horowitz’s transition into his new role will take place over the next few months.

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