NEW YORK (June 15, 2018) – SourceMedia, a digital business information and performance media company serving senior decision-makers in finance, technology and healthcare, today announced the appointment of Sean Kron as CFO. Kron joins SourceMedia from S&P Global Platt’s PIRA Energy Group where he was Head of Finance. He will report to Gemma Postlethwaite, SourceMedia’s CEO.
"Sean was instrumental in the success of PIRA Energy Group and the transformation the company underwent before and after its acquisition,” said CEO Gemma Postlethwaite. “He has a keen understanding of the unique challenges and growth opportunities for companies in the business information space and will join a team of executives who are shaping SourceMedia into the media company of the future.”
Prior to joining SourceMedia, Sean was CFO for PIRA Energy Group, the leading integrated, research and data provider to the global energy markets. There he partnered with the management team on a company transformation that culminated in a sale to S&P Global in 2016 as well as the subsequent integration. Before PIRA Energy Group, Sean spent 12 years with Thomson Reuters in numerous financial leadership roles, including within the company’s data feeds business and supporting the integration of Thomson and Reuters.
“I am excited to join SourceMedia and become a contributor to the success of a dynamic and growing business that is leading and transforming its space,” said Kron.
At SourceMedia, Kron will serve as a member of the company’s Executive Committee and has full management responsibility for Finance, Accounting, and the Corporate Technology teams. He will serve as a strategic partner to the CEO, and provide leadership and coordination of financial reporting, budgeting, financial analysis, evaluation of back office processes and policy, corporate technologies, acquisitions and debt financing.
He has an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and is a graduate of Lafayette College with a BA in Economics and Business.
SourceMedia, an Observer Capital company, is an innovative, growing digital business information and performance media company serving senior-level professionals in the financial, technology and healthcare sectors. Brands include American Banker, PaymentsSource, The Bond Buyer, Financial Planning, Accounting Today, Mergers & Acquisitions, National Mortgage News, Employee Benefit News and Health Data Management.