Apr 8

Meet John, NewCo Co-Founder and CEO

John Battelle is the co-founder and CEO of NewCo Platform. He started NewCo back in 2012 as a passion project with Brian Monahan, who nows runs marketing for Walmart.com. Brian remains an active board member and advisor to both John and the entire NewCo team. NewCo started with a bike ride between Brian and John. […]

Apr 7

Editorial Lead, NewCo Platform

NewCo is looking for an editorial lead to work with our product, marketing, and operational leads on creating a next generation, platform-driven set of editorial products. If that last sentence both irritated and intrigued you, you might just be right for us. While we can’t be specific (in this post) about what we are creating, […]

Mar 31

Welcome Kate Byrne, NewCo’s New CRO

Who better than a fourth generation Northern Californian to be in charge of finding gold in them thar hills?! As Chief Revenue Officer, Kate brings to us a great track record for building revenue streams for both for-profit and non-profit blue chip brands, such as The Industry Standard (where we worked together), BusinessWeek, Fast Company, […]

Mar 31

Meet Founding Team Member Sara Senn

Affiliate Manager Sara Senn has done it all at NewCo – she started just as we were getting rolling with five festivals in seven weeks, and handled just about every function from festival management to accounting with a calm, steady hand. Now Sara is responsible for working with our partners around the world, making sure […]

Mar 31

Meet Founding Team Member Tim Nordvedt

What’s a founding team without an MBA? Host Company Producer Tim Nordvedt is our resident business expert, having just completed his MBA from Sonoma State University. Even more impressive, Tim finished while working at NewCo full time – which is far more than full time, as anyone here will tell you. Tim oversees the care […]

Mar 31

Meet Founding Team Member Donya Gambardella

Donya Gambardella has worked with NewCo (and me personally) for more than two years, for most of that time she was my right hand woman, keeping the trains running on time, manning the office, and generally making the place hum. But this year Donya took a new role as Associate Producer for host companies working with […]

Mar 30

Meet Elissa – NewCo’s Co-Founder and Chief Partnerships Officer

Elissa Hambrecht caught the NewCo bug back in 2013 when we were struggling to launch our New York festival, and she’s never looked back. As a co-founder she’s worn many hats, running everything from sales to business development to operations, but she’s found her bliss as our Chief Partnerships Officer, responsible for the care, feeding, […]

Mar 30

Meet Stacey – NewCo’s Co-Founder and Executive Producer

Stacey Foreman is NewCo’s fearless co-founder and Executive Producer – she’s worked on every single festival we’ve ever created (more than a dozen and counting), and has been my partner on nearly every business and event I’ve ever created, from 1998’s Internet Summit on. Stace has worked at Wired, The Industry Standard, Federated Media, as well […]

Mar 3

Welcome To NewCo, Martha-Edith!

Today we’re thrilled to welcome Martha-Edith Hernandez to the NewCo team as a Festival Manager, with a special emphasis in marketing and community outreach. Martha-Edith (she also goes by M.E., or Emmy) comes to us from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, where she managed that prestigious school’s Lean Startup program (she also graduated from Cal, […]

Feb 27

Welcome to NewCo, Stephen!

Two welcome posts in a week – we got 33% larger in the past few days with the addition of Abe on Monday, and now Stephen Lockert today, who joins us as a Festival Manager. We’re lucky to have Stephen, who has deep roots in the festival and event management business. He most recently helped to […]