Chief Business Officer, GQ, Golf Digest, Pitchfork, WIRED, Ars Technica
Kim Kelleher is the chief business officer of GQ, Golf Digest, Pitchfork, WIRED, and Ars Technica.
Most recently, Kelleher served as chief business officer of Allure, Brides, Glamour, Self, and Teen Vogue. Prior to that, she was chief revenue officer of Wired Media Group.
Kelleher’s career in media, marketing, and advertising spans more than 20 years. Before joining Wired Media Group, she was president of Say Media, where she oversaw the company’s business strategy including global sales, marketing, production, communications, media solutions, and content operations.
Prior to Say Media, Kelleher served as worldwide publisher of Time. During her tenure she was named Advertising Age’s Publisher of the Year in 2011. Before that, she was vice president, publisher of Sports Illustrated, where she was the first female executive to lead Sports Illustrated advertising sales in the history of the brand.
Previously, Kelleher spent six years at Self where she was named Condé Nast’s Publisher of the Year in 2008. She also served as vice president and publisher of Condé Nast’s Golf for Women, which was named to AdWeek’s Hot List in 2005. Additionally, she has represented Mademoiselle, Elle, Elle Décor, Mirabella, Teen, and others.
Kelleher is a 2007 inductee into the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Achievement, the industry’s premier award for outstanding advertising professionals. She has been featured in Advertising Age’s “40 Under Forty” and “Media Mavens,” as well as Folio’s “Industry Influencers.” Kelleher has also received Media Industry Newsletter’s Sales Team Leader of the Year Award and the Executive Women’s Golf Association’s Leadership Award.
In addition to her professional success, Kelleher has been involved with numerous philanthropic initiatives. Currently, she is chair of the American Advertising Federation and serves on several boards including: the Board of Governors of Cancer and Careers; the charitable arm of Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW); New York Women in Communications; and the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Kelleher is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and resides in New York with her husband and two sons.