CMP Media's Internet Group Makes Three Key Senior Management Appointments

Oct 12, 2000

The Internet Group of CMP Media, a leading provider of high-tech news and information, today announced three senior management appointments that will bring additional strategic firepower to the Internet Group as it delivers on its mandate of providing online business-to-business tools and services to the high-tech professional. The appointments reflect the Internet Group's recognition of a larger market need among high-tech professionals for a workspace that helps them at each step of a project lifecycle.

Amy Sklar was named managing director of The Internet Group's enterprise businesses, Mid Walsh was named managing director of Interactive Tools and Deb Raw was named director of finance and operations. Each will report to Seth Nichols, the chief executive officer of CMP's Internet Group.

"As we expand the Internet Group's mandate and launch our flagship b-to-b online product, howiwork™, it is essential that we incorporate the most talented individuals in the industry into our management team," said Seth Nichols, president and CEO of CMP's Internet Group. "Amy, Mid and Deb's years of high-tech industry expertise and unique skill sets will be instrumental to the growth of the Internet Group."

In her new role as managing director of enterprise businesses, Sklar will be responsible for business development, sales, marketing of the Internet Group's two largest online businesses: TechWeb ( and Planet IT ( Sklar will work closely with the online teams to provide strategic direction for online tools and services for our enterprise audience. Sklar, who earned a B.A. from Vassar, was previously East Coast director of sales at CMP Media. Before joining CMP in 1993, she was district sales manager for the Ziff-Davis trade magazine PC Week.

Mid Walsh, in his new capacity as managing director of Interactive Tools, will be responsible for the continual enhancement of the Internet Group's 160 existing tools and services. In addition, Walsh will develop new "cross-community" tools and services for the Internet Group's new flagship online b-to-b product-howiwork™. New and existing products will be available on the howiwork workspace, which can be accessed from many of CMP's 105 publication and community Web sites.

Previously Walsh was managing director of CMP's TechWeb, where he was responsible for business development, sales and marketing. Walsh's 20 years of high-tech industry experience includes management roles in high-tech vendor, reseller and consulting organizations. Before CMP, Walsh served as a partner in Computer Services Corporation, where he led the creation and development of e-Steel, one of the Internet's first business-to-business exchanges. Prior to CSC, Walsh held positions at Novell, Lotus, Arthur D. Little and Raytheon.

In her new position as director of finance and operations, Deb Raw will be responsible for overseeing the financial and operational functions of the Internet Group. For the past five years, she served as business manager for CMP's Information Technology division. Raw brings over 15 years of finance and operations experience to the Internet Group.

About CMP Media's Internet Group

CMP Media's Internet Group is a single-point provider of integrated business-to-business information, tools and services designed to enable high-technology professionals to overcome the speed and complexity of working in the Internet economy. The Internet Group's products, tools and services are featured on the Web sites of leading CMP publications (e.g. EETimes, InformationWeek, CRN) and on CMP Media's four industry-focused branded web communities: EDTN Network (; Channel Web (; Planet IT ( and CommWeb ( The Internet Group, which is headquartered in Boston, is a division of CMP Media Inc., a leading provider of high-tech news, information and services.

SOURCE: CMP Media Inc.

Contact: Liz Thompson of Middleberg Euro, 212-699-2581,; or Alexandra J. Raine of CMP Media Inc., 516-562-7827,