Michael Finnegan, the chief financial officer at Atlantic Media, has been promoted to chief operating officer, Atlantic Media CEO David Bradley announced in a note to staffers today.
Finnegan fills the role vacated by Justin Smith, who left Atlantic Media to run Bloomberg Media Group in 2013. Smith was regarded as one of the minds behind Atlantic Media’s digital revival, which saw the debut of new properties like Quartz and the Atlantic Wire.
In his memo, Bradley calls Finnegan “an exquisite talent” who will serve as his second-in-command, helping oversee the company’s various executives.
Everyone who reports to me now will continue to do so; but, I’ve asked the presidents of our divisions to report to Michael as well. This is making de jure a practice already done de facto.