About Us

Renewd is an open and free community with a lot of great and useful programs to help specialized subscription, membership, and event professionals succeed.  We run on a not-for-profit basis.  Renewd is run by the members for the members.

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 much of the community and programming is free and open to all.

Since our founding, we’ve grown to over 3,000 free members and dozens of premium member companies in North America. Our premium Leader Membership is reserved for media companies generating revenue from subscriptions, memberships, and events, and our premium Partner Membership is reserved for the suppliers, vendors and consultants who support them.

Renewd Europe

Renewd Europe is a regional branch of Renewd, formed with the purpose of bringing together Leaders based in the UK/Europe within specialised B2B information businesses. The main purpose of Renewd Europe is to host a valuable series of in-person events for peer-to-peer learning and networking so that Leaders can share and gain knowledge and ideas together - to help them run even better businesses.

Executive Committee


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 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.



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.


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.


Sue’s varied experience includes a senior, global marketing role in a large commercial B2B media/events business, marketing consultancy for some small founder-led businesses, and senior administrative roles in community-focused not-for-profit organisations. Sue combines big picture thinking, analytical and data-centric focus, creative problem-solving and attention to detail with her extensive experience in strategy and planning, stakeholder management and ‘hands on’ execution to managing Renewd Europe’s membership community.


Julian is a founder of two specialist media businesses in the field of environment and sustainability - Chemical Watch and Environment Analyst - and he also works as a business advisor and investor in other businesses. He has hands-on experience of building enterprise membership platforms and in delivering excellent editorial, data and event products. With bootstrap finance, he built a team of more than 70 employees before making a successful, clean exit from Chemical Watch, selling the business to Enhesa, an international regulatory intelligence provider supported by private equity.


David is the CEO of Business Valuation Resources, the leading data, training and research provider for the global business valuation profession. Much of BVR’s growth results from responses to the revolution in information industry business processes during the last decade. In addition to BVR, Foster 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 and Bates College. He was SIPA President in 1999, won SIPA’s Hall of Fame Award 2000, and is now a co-founder and executive committee member of Renewd.net, the open community for information industry professionals.


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.


Heather was named CEO in 2023 after more than 30 years with the company in a variety of leadership roles, most recently as AI’s Chief Operating Officer, where she led the integration of many successful acquisitions, including TradeFair Group, Red7 Media and Ad Exchanger. She navigated the company’s operating groups through the pandemic-related downturn to substantial financial success. Heather works closely with division leaders to identify, acquire and integrate synergistic businesses as well as create strong organic growth through new product launches. As CEO, Heather ensures that the vision and mission of AI’s core strategic initiatives are successfully executed across all business efforts. Heather’s expertise in both direct marketing and paid content have been instrumental in the company’s dynamic transition from a traditional b2b media provider to an integrated global media platform company comprised primarily of face-to-face events and online members-based communities. Heather is a recognized leader in the b2b community and has served on the boards of SIPA (Specialized Information Publishers Association), SIIA (Software & Information Industries Association), currently serves on the boards of Renewd and SISO (Society of Independent Show Organizers) where she chairs SISO’s Events Sustainability Committee.


Jennifer is responsible for the overall leadership and strategic business development efforts across AI’s Industry & Infrastructure group. 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.


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.


Greg's decades-long career in B2B and B2C publishing has included lengthy gigs in editorial, marketing, product development, web development, management, and operations. He's an expert at bridging the intellectual and cultural divide between technical and creative staff. Working as a consultant, Greg solves technology, strategy, operations, and process problems for publishers. His expertise includes Customer Data Platforms, acquisition and retention, e-commerce, RFPs, fulfillment and project management.



Ed Coburn (Chair)

Guy Clayton

David Foster

John Hitchcock

Angelique Mercurio

Jennifer Schwartz

Stephanie Williford


David Foster (Chair)

Tish Drake

Merry Eisner-Heidorn

Dan Fink

John Hitchcock

Stephanie Williford

Del Voss


Helen Coetzee (Co-Chair)

Robin Crumby (Co-Chair)

Julian Rose


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