From Our CEO

1105 Media CEO Rajeev KapurIf you're running a business, no doubt you're looking for ways to grow. You and your team are constantly striving to identify the best ideas and exploit opportunities. It's those opportunities that will set your company apart from the rest. Here at 1105 Media we make Your Growth Our Business. Our goal is to help you and your organization reach that next level: We've amassed the data and the understanding of our audiences in ways that can put your business in contact with new markets. If you're pursuing market leadership and superior audiences, we can partner with you in achieving your goals. Your growth really is our business.

Our employee motto at 1105 Media is to #BeAmazing. Every employee here is empowered to go above and beyond for you, as well as for each other. Our corporate culture embraces excellence, innovation, and passion, while an upside-down structure where we put customers and employees first allows our team to achieve great things every day.

If you're a potential customer or are interested in partnering with us, please feel free to reach out to me directly at Rajeev@1105media.com and I can help guide you in the right direction. If you want to reach out to someone immediately, please visit our Contact Us page and select the team that best suits your needs to find out more about what we can do for you.

Thank you for reaching out to us. On behalf of the 1105 Media team, I look forward to working with you and to being your partner in growth. 

Sincerely,
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Rajeev Kapur, CEO

Our Executives

  • Rajeev Kapur

    Rajeev Kapur
    Chief Executive Officer

    Rajeev is a seasoned high tech executive with broad global experience. He's worked in over 20 countries across the United States, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He was recognized as a CEO of the year finalist for 2011-2012 from Tech America and was a finalist for Entrepreneur of The Year from the Orange County Business Journal. He received his Global MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles and Shanghai's Jiaotong University Antai college of business and economics.

  • Henry Allain

    Henry Allain
    Chief Operating Officer

    Henry Allain has nearly two decades of experience in the technology industry, serving in a variety of sales, marketing, and management roles. He began his career at Xerox Corporation and Gartner Group, before joining 101communications in 1999. Allain received his BA from Arizona State University. He is active on ABM's Publishers Committee.

  • Rich Vitale

    Richard Vitale
    Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

    Richard Vitale joined 1105 Media at its founding in 2006. He began his career in publishing with CBS Publishing, working in all areas of Finance and Accounting. Vitale was integrally involved in the acquisition and due diligence process when CBS acquired twelve consumer magazines from Ziff Davis, as well as in both the acquisition of the CBS Magazine portfolio by Diamandis Communications and eventual sale to Hachette Filipacchi USA. He has also held senior financial management positions at Reed Elsevier, where he was the winner of the presidential award for meritorious service to the company, and Advanstar Communications. Vitale received a BBA in Accounting and MBA in Finance from Iona College.

  • Michael J. Valenti

    Michael J. Valenti
    Executive Vice President

    Mike Valenti was with one of the initial acquisitions of 1105 Media, 101communications LLC, where he was Senior Vice President, Human Resources. He joined 101 following a thirty-year career with the Los Angeles Times, where he held numerous roles including management of circulation marketing and sales, customer service, single-copy sales, human resources, employee relations, and compensation and benefits. Valenti graduated from Iona College with a BA in Psychology. He is affiliated with the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).

  • Jeff Klien

    Jeffrey S. Klein
    Executive Chairman

    Jeff Klein was Chief Executive Officer of 101communications LLC prior to its acquisition, and he has remained with 1105 Media as Chairman of the Board. Prior to 101, he held senior management positions with the Los Angeles Times and Times Mirror following a career as an entertainment and First Amendment lawyer. Klein has taught graduate courses in media business strategies and the business of journalism at USC and Columbia University. He wrote a monthly column, “Executive Perspective” for Folio: magazine and, for 10 years, a consumer law column for the Los Angeles Times. He serves on the board of ABM/SIIA. Klein received his Masters in Journalism from Columbia University and his law degree from Stanford University after graduating summa cum laude from Claremont McKenna College, where he serves on its board of trustees.

  • Anne Armstrong

    Anne Armstrong
    Co-President & Chief Content Officer, Public Sector Media Group

    Anne Armstrong has more than thirty years experience in technology journalism and publishing. She was a member of the Federal Computer Week launch team in 1987, and has worked on both the editorial and business sides. She began her career as a science journalist, and started Langley Publications, a research and newsletter company. Armstrong served as president of Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) from 1999 to 2002. She holds degrees from Vanderbilt University and Johns Hopkins University, and represents 1105 on ABM's Government Affairs Committee.

  • Kevin O'Grady

    Kevin O'Grady
    President & Group Publisher, Security, Safety, Health & Facilities Group

    Kevin O'Grady has more than 20 years of experience in business-to-business media with an extensive background in building businesses, product development and integrating acquisitions, including digital media, publishing, event and online education businesses. Prior to joining 1105 Media, he was instrumental in building Canon Communications, now UBM/Canon, as the leading media and event company for the global advanced manufacturing marketplace. He is active with many industry groups, including American Business Media and the Western Publishing Association. He holds a BA in Business Administration from the School of Management at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

  • Steven Crofts

    Steven Crofts
    President, TDWI

    Steven Crofts is a veteran of the business-to-business technology industry, with an extensive background in marketing and management, in both the event and media world and in the fields of business intelligence, big data and advanced analytics. He is also a former owner of TDWI. Most recently, Crofts was Vice President of Marketing for iOLAP, a Texas-based consultancy and managed services firm focused on data warehousing, big data and business intelligence architecture, technologies and methodologies. His education includes the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas.

  • Erik Lindgren

    Erik A. Lindgren
    Vice President, IT & App Development

    Erik Lindgren joined 1105 Media in late 2006. Most recently, he was with Emak Worldwide; he began his career with Microware Computing, then joined Aspen Marketing Group. Lindgren holds an MCSE and CCNA.