Neil Stiles, President of Variety, Inc.
As President of Variety, Inc., Neil Stiles is responsible for the global business operations of the Variety franchise including Variety, Daily Variety, Daily Variety Gotham, and Variety.com. Additionally he oversees MarketCast, the leading provider of marketing research for the film and television industries.
Neil, a native of Great Britain, has more than 30 years of experience in the magazine industry, beginning as a music industry journalist in the mid-1970s and moving into sales management and publishing management positions throughout the 1980s.
Before joining the Variety team in 2008, Neil played a large role in the success of sister company, Reed Business Information-UK. As Division Managing Director, he oversaw a number of online initiatives including CEO of eMedia, an online marketing business, and XpertHR, the UK’s leading online human resources tool. In addition, he managed the print and electronic portfolios of more than two dozen products including Personnel Today, Hairdressers Journal, Travel Weekly, Commercial Motor, Motor Transport, Truck and Driver and Utility Week. He also served as Chief Revenue Officer and was responsible for pricing consulting internally, as well as launching the division’s digital advertising network.
Since moving to Los Angeles in 2008, Neil has been elected to the Board of British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles. He has also joined the Boards of LA’s BEST, an after school enrichment program, and BritWeek, a charitable organization celebrating British contributions to the Los Angeles community. He has a judged a number of awards including the One Show Awards, a celebration of product integration within programming, and the LARC Awards, a recognition of innovation within the Los Angeles Urban landscape. He speaks frequently at conferences on the issues of changing revenue models in democratized distribution channels and pricing in the online space.
- Reed Business Information: Neil Stiles' Bio, http://www.reedbusiness.com/index.asp?layout=bio&articleid=ca6554124
- BAFTA Board of Directors, http://www.baftala.org/about/board.php
- LA's BEST Board of Directors, http://www.lasbest.org/who/boards/
- BritWeek Board of Directors, http://britweek.org/2010/about_board.html?expandable=0