An oenophile, a closet jigsaw puzzle addict, a photographer with a one-man show: these are just a few of the outside-the-classroom passions of the leading publishing executives joining the faculty this spring in the Master of Science in Publishing Program at NYU-SCPS. Read on to know more about our new instructors, including the Editor-in-Chief of TV Guide, the Chief Financial Officer of The Huffington Post, leading publishing attorneys from Time Inc. and Penguin Group USA, top marketing executives from Bonnier and Reader’s Digest, digital leaders from Hyperion and Rodale, and a corporate development expert from John Wiley & Sons. We’ve also asked our new faculty about everything from their private lives to their content consumption: the what and the how.
Eric Ashman (Web Financials) is the Chief Financial Officer of The Huffington Post. Prior to joining The Huffington Post in May 2009, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of TheStreet.com. His earlier positions include Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Text 100 Public Relations, a global technology public relations firm, and Audit Supervisor at Kenneth Leventhal & Company (prior to the firm’s merger with Ernst & Young). Eric received his BBA in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1993.
You’d never guess from his bio that: He loves to head off into the woods with his family for a week of backpacking and camping.
What he’s reading now: “Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup” by Brad Feld & David Cohen
Must-read websites: huffingtonpost.com, his Twitter digital publishing list (http://www.twitter.com/ericashman/digitalpublishing), techcrunch.com, paidcontent.org, mashable.com, businessinsider.com, avc.com (venture capitalist Fred Wilson’s Blog)
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