SourceMedia, a B2B information and marketing solutions company focused on the financial services industry, announced the promotion of Harry Nikpour to Vice President of its Capital Markets Group.
Nikpour brings more than 15 years of experience in financial information publishing. He rejoined SourceMedia in 2011 as Capital Markets Group Advertising Director and Publisher of Mergers & Acquisitions, the company’s magazine and online resource covering middle market deal-making.
In addition, SourceMedia promoted Michael Ballinger to Publisher of The Bond Buyer, the company’s flagship publication covering the U.S. municipal bond market. The promotions fill the vacancy created by the departure of Michael Stanton, who in November will join Build America Mutual (BAM), the bond insurance company, as Head of Corporate Strategy and Communications.
The new leadership team brings extensive experience in managing paid-subscription information resources, as well as in developing strategic marketing programs that serve client needs. These capabilities are well aligned with SourceMedia’s strategic focus on expanding digital and marketing solutions activities and growing subscription revenues.
“Harry and Michael are collaborative, creative industry leaders who understand how to navigate a fast-changing media and communications landscape,” said Doug Manoni, Chief Executive Officer of SourceMedia. “They have strong track records of delivering innovative solutions on behalf of our marketing partners.”
Under Nikpour’s leadership, Mergers & Acquisitions – published in partnership with the Association for Corporate Growth – nearly tripled its revenues. Nikpour was the founder of DealMaker Portal, a website and database company that facilitates targeted searches for professionals in the mergers and acquisitions industry. He earlier served as Associate Publisher of The Deal and, in a previous stint at SourceMedia, managed Money Management Executive, a news service focusing on the mutual-fund industry.