Our leadership team carries on a proud tradition as communication pioneers. Offering an impressive range of brands across multiple platforms, they continue to push digital boundaries, providing market-leading content of integrity and value. Their depth of experience combines for a forward-thinking focus on data, digital strategies, audience engagement, research and other valuable tools. This collective guidance supports award-winning teams to keep our brands’ growing audiences informed, while connecting buyers and sellers with innovative solutions to drive business growth.
Fourth-generation CEO Ed Gillette has ushered the family business into a new era of communications excellence. Through his ability to react quickly to changing market conditions and smart growth initiatives, Ed has led the evolution of the 100 plus year-old company into the three specialty brands it is comprised of today: Scranton Gillette Communications, SGC Horizon and Nimble Thinkers. Ed was named a 2013 Top Innovator in Business Publishing by Crain’s Media Business, was the recipient of the 2017 McCallister Top Management Fellowship from Northwestern University, and serves on the Board of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Rick Schwer understands customer needs and responds quickly with smart, creative solutions that benefit the clients and the company. Through his operational expertise, Rick continues to successfully develop objectives that grow revenue and profit for the company’s media brands. A B2B media veteran, Rick brought his business acumen to Scranton Gillette Communications in 2004, after sales and publishing roles with Cahners Publishing Company, Adams Business Media and Cygnus Business Media.
Through his expertise, which spans 30 years and covers a variety of roles — financial reporting, process and systems, operations oversight, M&A support, and system integrations — Dave ensures Scranton Gillette Communications’ tactical approaches align with the company’s long-term growth objectives.