About Us

Renewd is an open and free community with no office space and no staff. Just a lot of great and useful programs to help specialized subscription, membership, and event professionals.

We named the community Renewd for 3 reasons:

  1. This is a community of professionals working with renewable business models – subscriptions, memberships, and events.
  2. Founded during the 2020 pandemic, Renewd is intended to be a source of renewed ideas and inspiration to help you maintain and grow your business.
  3. While industry associations are having a hard time attracting and retaining members, we believe the networking and learning benefits can be had through a renewed model where the community and programming is free and open to all.

Renewd is a self-run community that is here to serve you. It gets better every day as new members join, so welcome!

Executive Committee

BRUCE RHODES, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Bruce Rhodes is the Founder of Thought Leadership Ventures, a Framingham, MA-based content strategy, marketing, and event consultancy. Before TLV, Bruce held senior marketing, subscription product development, and event management positions at Morningstar, Inc., Harvard Business Review, and MIT Technology Review. A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Bruce has a B.S. degree from Duke University and an MBA from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

STEPHANIE WILLIFORD, CO-CHAIR

Stephanie is the CEO of EB Medicine, a world leader in evidence-based continuous education resources for physicians. She is the chief strategic planner for the company and has pioneered numerous innovations throughout the organization. Stephanie graduated summa cum laude from Georgia State University with a degree in Business Management. She is a very positive leader who encourages her team to utilize new tools and resources and to further their knowledge and education. Stephanie and her team are committed to rapid growth, and she is proud to lead a company that strives for excellence in creating products that improve the lives of thousands of physicians and their patients around the world.

ED COBURN, CO-CHAIR

Ed is CEO of investment advisory publisher Cabot Wealth Network and Executive Director of the Financial Freedom Federation which publishes Financial Freedom magazine. He has spent half his career in B2B publishing and half in B2C including running Harvard Health Publications. Ed also ran product groups at Cutter Information Corp., co-founded and ran Circadian Information, and was co-President of School Family Media. Ed has spoken at many publishing and media industry events and has served on the boards of the Specialized Information Publishers Association and the Software & Information Industry Association.

STACEY BAILEY

Stacey is Vice President, Product at Chartwell Inc, a specialized information provider for the utility industry. She has a proven track record in all facets of product management including data-driven research and VOC, design, implementation, sales and marketing, customer experience, and retention.

ROBIN CRUMBY

Robin is a serial entrepreneur with hands-on experience in starting, managing and advising high-growth subscription-based businesses via non-Exec Board roles, advisory positions or investment. Based in London, Robin is a regular speaker and writer on entrepreneurship and scaling businesses. He holds a BA Honours degree in French from Bristol University, a Diploma in European Business Administration from UWE and graduated from Cass Business School’s ‘Better Business Program’. Robin is the author of 'The Hurst Chronicles' book series, a long-distance runner, play and coach field hockey and enjoy tennis and messing around in boats.

HEATHER FARLEY

Heather is COO of Access Intelligence, a b-to-b media and events company serving the Energy & Engineering, Aerospace, Healthcare and Marketing & Media sectors. Heather began her media career as a subscription marketer for Phillips Publishing, ultimately becoming a group publisher across several vertical market sectors. Since joining Access Intelligence, she has added digital media, tradeshow & exhibition management and M&A to her areas of expertise. Heather currently sits on the Society for Independent Show Organizers board where she chairs the Health and Safety special Interest Group. She has previously served on the boards of the Specialized Information Publishers Association and the Software & Information Industry Association, where she held leadership positions.

HELEN COETZEE, CHAIR – RENEWD INTERNATIONAL

Helen is founder and CEO of MPG, a marketing consultancy and agency serving specialised B2B media and events businesses. Helen’s focus is on growth strategy, particularly analytical, digital and tech enabled initiatives that bring 'marketing as a science' to the fore.

DAN FINK

Dan oversees the Money-Media business unit, which was acquired by the Financial Times in 2008. Money-Media is a native digital publisher with over 130 staff, 10 products, and operations on three continents. Money-Media sits within FT Specialist, the Financial Times' specialist publishing division, and publishes premium news across multiple industries. Dan is a member of the FT's senior management group, is the chairman of the FT's 401k investment committee, and sits on the executive advisory board for multiple publishing industry groups, including Renewd, MediaGrowth, and the AM&P Network. Dan earned an MBA at Indiana University and was a national champion gymnast.

DAVID FOSTER

David is the CEO of Business Valuation Resources, the U.S.-based publisher of transaction, legal and other databases for the global business valuation profession. Like the other founders of this open association, he’s enjoyed the current revolution in information industry business processes—changes that have redefined sales, marketing, product development, technology, content creation, pricing, management strategies, and more. In addition to BVR, David was the co-founder of IOMA, Inc., a management publisher he sold to the Bureau of National Affairs in 1998. He has served on the Boards and/or Executive Committees of 14 information industry companies, as well as a number of non-profits such as Copyright Clearance Center, SIPA, and Bates College.

GREG HART

Greg is the Director of Marketing for PSMJ Resources, Inc., a company specializing in publishing, executive education, and advisory services for architects and engineers. In this capacity, he leads the company’s overall strategic planning and growth efforts with a particular focus on audience development, new product development, and strategic partnerships. In addition to his work with PSMJ, Greg has served on the Board and as President of the Specialized Information Publishers Association. Greg lives on the north shore of Massachusetts with his wife, two children, and Ollie the Golden Retriever.

JENNIFER SCHWARTZ

Jennifer is a Division President at Access Intelligence and is responsible for the overall leadership and strategic business development efforts across AI’s Aerospace, Energy & Engineering, Healthcare, Infrastructure and Satellite groups. Key brands include Chemical Engineering, Global Connected Aircraft Summit, P3C Media, Exchange Monitor, POWER, EXPERIENCE Power, SATELLITE, OR Manager, Avionics, Defense Daily and Exchange Monitor Publications & Forums. She has full P/L responsibilities and also evaluates and helps integrate key acquisition targets in the markets she serves. Jennifer has worked at Access Intelligence since 1997 and held previous publisher positions in the defense and energy groups. Jennifer successfully integrated the LDC Forum events into AI’s portfolio in 2006, Exchange Monitor Publications & Forums in 2015 and P3C Media events in 2018. Previously, Jennifer held sales and marketing positions in the telecom and banking industries. She has a BS degree in Marketing from the distinguished Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. Jennifer also successfully completed ABM’s B-to-B Advanced Leadership Program at Northwestern University in 2012.

Committees

PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE

Stacey Bailey (Co-Chair)

Jennifer Schwartz (Co-Chair)

David Foster

Tom Hagy

Kim Mateus

Julian Rose

Suzanne Verity

MARKETING COMMITTEE

Greg Hart (Co-Chair)

Matthew Cibellis (Co-Chair)

Jaclyn Baldovin (Social Media Advisor)

Bill Dugan

Adam Goldstein

Bruce Rhodes

Jennifer Matta

COMMUNITY MANAGERS

Sam Robinson (Chair)

Greg Krehbiel

Anna Motuz

Rob Ristagno

2022 RENEWD SUMMIT COMMITTEE

Adam Goldstein (Chair)

Andy Baker

Dan Fink

Lynn Freer

Diane Schwartz

John Owen Waller

RENEWD INTERNATIONAL


Join us for virtual roundtables to share growth strategies, best practices, and business challenges, in a closed door environment.


Renewd International has been designed to create a space for sharing and discussion - for senior executives from businesses with international operations, or those with an interest in international growth strategies.

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