NEW YORK & LONDON--()--With TabbFORUM’s worldwide membership approaching 15,000, Les Kovach, who had been appointed editor in late October 2012 only days before Hurricane Sandy knocked out power across Lower Manhattan, has taken the reins at the global online capital markets site, driving development efforts for its editorial expansion.
Kovach moved to TabbFORUM after eight years at UBM TechWeb (UBM.L) where he served as group content manager, promoted from managing editor in 2008. He directed content creation and delivery and ensured overall editorial quality for the InformationWeek Financial Services unit’s four brands, which include Wall Street & Technology and Advanced Trading, driving the transition from a traditional, print-centric news organization to a leading-edge digital media group targeted at senior business and technology executives.
“My responsibility as TabbFORUM’s editorial director is to facilitate a richer, broader, deeper stream of conversations, shaping issues across the capital markets. The goal is to create a more unique and valuable resource where market professionals can follow industry developments, exchange ideas and engage in thought leadership on developing news and issues,” says Kovach.
One of his first efforts was to announce a Hurricane Sandy Red Cross relief effort, still underway, raising nearly $6,000 and rising daily.
Prior to UBM, Kovach held managing editor positions from 1999 to 2003 at RAMP magazine, WOOF.com and Wideband magazine, and was an editor at Street & Smith’s Sport Group, an Advance Publications title. He earned a B.S. from the Jones School of Business at SUNY Geneseo, NY.
TabbFORUM is the online global capital markets community offering opinions and analyses on current industry issues, tracked daily by nearly 15,000 industry professionals, including buy-side users from 500 firms; hedge, mutual and pension funds; sell-side firms; all major exchanges and trading venues; regulators in 15 countries; C-level executives; industry associations; academics; consultants; vendors; and all major new media. It was launched in 2010 by TABB Group. With offices in New York, London and expanding across the Asia-Pacific region, TABB is the financial industry’s only strategic advisory and research firm focused solely on capital markets.