Arizent Names Janet King Vice President of Research as Part of Its Relaunch Strategy

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Arizent, the newly relaunched business information company that advances professional communities, today announced that Janet King is joining the company as Vice President of the research division. The company also announced new promotions for the editorial team.

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“It’s an exciting time to join Arizent as we continue to advance our mission of advancing professional communities through powerful content and meaningful connections. We’re thrilled to welcome Janet and promote our talented staff to new roles,” said Gemma Postlethwaite, CEO.

Arizent, the newly relaunched business information company that advances professional communities, today announced that Janet King is joining the company as Vice President of the research division. In this position, King will be responsible for all research products and related editorial content to help drive actionable insights for all the communities served by Arizent in financial and professional services.

King brings more than 25 years of experience in B2B technology, healthcare and media research to the Arizent team. Her ability to apply a variety of research approaches to strategic business problems has resulted in the delivery of impactful, innovative programs for a long roster of global Fortune 500 companies. She comes to Arizent from HIMSS, the non-profit organization focused on healthcare information management, where she served as Director of Insights. Prior to HIMSS, she held a 20-year career in the research organization IDG, culminating in the role of Senior Vice President and General Manager for IDG Research Services.

“We’re thrilled to have Janet join the Arizent team,” said David Evans, Chief Content Officer, Arizent. “Janet’s passion in storytelling with data has delivered a strong track record of dynamic and comprehensive research which will be vital to our day-to-day reporting as we will leverage her insights to drive all content.”

King holds a B.S. degree from Alfred University, and a MBA degree from the Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.

To further deliver on the company’s new mission, the editorial team is making some key moves within its organization. These include more focus on the disruptive topics that affect all of its customers such as technology shifts, culture change and policy evolution. The company is announcing the following changes, effective immediately:

  • Penny Crosman has been promoted to Executive Editor of Technology. In her new role, Crosman will define and lead American Banker’s technology coverage strategy, as well as assist and advise all Arizent titles in their coverage of how digital technologies are transforming the financial and professional services industries. She is well known in the banking industry for her regular podcast series on American Banker and appearances in key industry events.
  • Suleman Din has been promoted to Content Lead for all Arizent Conferences. In this role, he will assist the company’s event programmers in creating agenda-setting programs and deliver world-class speakers. An important component of the company’s mission of advancing professional communities is to integrate its content strategy across editorial and live events. The result will be enhanced online content for subscribers and a more critical presence of what the company describes as “live journalism” at its events.

“It’s an exciting time to join Arizent as we continue to drive our mission of advancing professional communities through powerful content and meaningful connections,” said Gemma Postlethwaite, CEO. “We’re thrilled to promote our talented staff to new roles and look forward to working with our new team members towards delivering on our mission.”

About Arizent
Arizent is a business information company that advances professional communities. They offer a unique insight and analysis through subscription services, convey the foremost industry leaders at more than 20 live events each year, and deliver definitive research and benchmarking—all designed to empower financial services professionals to drive their careers and businesses forward. The company also connects brands and business leaders through its marketing services offering and brand studio. Arizent is home to the leading brands in each of the industries they serve, including American Banker, The Bond Buyer, PaymentsSource, Financial Planning, Digital Insurance, Accounting Today, Employee Benefits News, National Mortgage News, Mergers & Acquisitions, Credit Union Journal, Healthcare Data Management, Information Management, and the newly launched Arizent Leaders.

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