Matt Sanchez Named Chief Executive Officer Of Hearst Autos

NEW YORK, NY (December 12, 2018) – Hearst Magazines today announced that Matt Sanchez Named Chief Executive Officer of Hearst Autos. The announcement was made by Hearst Magazines President Troy Young, to whom Sanchez will report. 

In his new role, Sanchez will oversee all aspects of the Hearst Autos division, including Car and Driver, Road & Track, technology, business development and audience development across all platforms. Hearst Autos encompasses all automotive sales and marketing functions for Hearst Magazines, offering a full-funnel solution for auto manufacturers and dealers to guide shoppers from inspiration to purchase.

Sanchez was most recently chief executive officer and co-founder of Say Media, where he led the company’s corporate strategy including efforts to develop Tempest, a full-service publishing platform that powers hundreds of enterprise brands.

“Hearst Autos has best-in-class brands and an incredible understanding of the automotive consumer,” Sanchez said. “I look forward to working with this talented team to further strengthen the power of our platforms and lead the discussion about the future of transportation.”

“Matt’s entrepreneurial spirit and inspiring leadership will play an integral role in moving our business forward as we begin an exciting new phase for Hearst Autos,” said Young. “I know his deep knowledge of digital publishing, advertising, technology and operations will elevate our business to even greater success.”

Sanchez co-founded the advertising network VideoEgg in late 2004, which acquired the blogging and advertising network Six Apart in 2010 and became Say Media. Prior to that, he co-founded MediaLiquid, a production company that focused on helping non-profits develop cost-effective public service announcements. Sanchez holds a Bachelor’s degree from Yale University, is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and serves on the board of the Yale Entrepreneurial Society.

About Hearst Magazines

Hearst Magazines is a unit of Hearst, a leading global, diversified media, information and services company with more than 360 businesses. Hearst Magazines is one of the world’s largest publishers of magazine media across all platforms, with print and digital assets reaching a combined audience of 146 million readers and site visitors each month, including over 73 percent of all women and more than three-quarters of millennial women in the country. The company publishes more than 300 editions and 240 websites around the world, with 27 titles in the U.S. The division also operates iCrossing, a global, full-service digital marketing agency, and CDS Global, a business process provider. Hearst Magazines holds a majority stake in KUBRA, a customer experience management solutions company, and is a partner with Condé Nast in the publishing services company PubWorX.

Hearst Magazines Media Contact: 
Nathan Christopher, nchristopher@hearst.com

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