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TechTarget Editorial Management
Mark Schlack, Senior Vice President, Editorial
Mark Schlack has covered the use of technology in business for 30 years, concentrating on computer technology for the last 23 years. He began his high-tech career as network editor at Datamation, where he later became editor. Following that, he was the editor in chief of BYTE magazine, where he was responsible for both print and Web versions of the magazine, both domestically and internationally. He also served as VP/content for EarthWeb and VP/editorial for ITworld.com. Mark has been the recipient of a number of publishing awards, including a Jesse H. Neal Award and Certificate and several ASBPE and Folio awards. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan. He resides in Cambridge, Mass.
Cathleen A. Gagne, Vice President, Editorial Operations
Cathleen Gagne plans and oversees strategy and operations for editorial across the TechTarget network. She works closely with the editorial teams to keep our many sites focused on the information needs of IT professionals. Previously, she was the editorial director for the Data Center and Virtualization Media Group, Channel Media Group and online editorial director for SearchStorage.com. In her more than 13 years with TechTarget, Cathy has also launched and operated three websites: SearchWin2000.com, SearchSecurity.com and SearchMobileComputing.com. Prior to TechTarget, she worked at Computerworld, holding positions such as careers editor, senior editor and assistant department editor for the technology section.
Rich Castagna, Editorial Director, Storage Media
Rich Castagna oversees content for Storage magazine, SearchStorage.com, SearchDataBackup.com, SearchSMBStorage.com, SearchDisasterRecovery.com, SearchSolidStateStorage.com, SearchVirtualStorage.com, SearchCloudStorage.com, and Storage Decisions seminars and conferences. Rich has been involved with high-tech journalism for more than 20 years; previously, he was executive editor of ZDNet Tech Update and CNET Enterprise; editor in chief of Windows Systems magazine; senior editor for Windows magazine and senior editor and technical editor for PC Sources. Rich has written more than 600 computer technology articles.
Jean DerGurahian, Editorial Director, Health IT Media
Jean DerGurahian is editorial director for Health IT Media, overseeing SearchHealthIT.com and the Health IT Exchange. She has covered a range of issues including health IT policy, meaningful use, standards requirements and data privacy and security. Jean formerly reported on health IT, quality and safety for Modern Healthcare magazine and has more than 15 years of business journalism experience. She holds an MBA from Roosevelt University in Chicago and a bachelor's degree in communications from Russell Sage College.
Kate Gerwig, Editorial Director, Networking Media
As editorial director of TechTarget's Networking Media Group, Kate works closely with the editorial staff to develop relevant content on the information technology needs of enterprise and cloud service provider audiences, including network technologies and trends, wireless networks, cloud computing services and data center architecture. Before joining TechTarget in 2007, Kate covered telecommunications networking and business for more than 15 years for a variety of magazines, websites and wire services. She was the executive editor of Tele.com magazine, principal analyst of enterprise network services at Current Analysis, Inc. and a senior editor at CMP custom publishing, where she worked with a wide variety of technology clients targeting enterprise customers. She also covered federal telecommunications legislation and regulations as a reporter in Washington, D.C.
Brian Madden, Editorial Director, founder of BrianMadden.com
Brian Madden is known throughout the world as an opinionated, super technical, fiercely independent desktop virtualization expert. He's written several books and over 1,000 articles about desktop and application virtualization. His blog receives millions of visitors per year and is a leading source for conversation, debate, and discourse about the application and desktop virtualization industry. Brian is also the creator of BriForum, the premier independent application delivery technical conference.
Chris Koch, Editorial Director, Business Applications and Architecture Media
Chris Koch is director of editorial strategy and operations for the Business Applications and Architecture Media Group. Chris is an experienced publishing professional, researcher, editor, and writer in business, technology, and B2B marketing. He covered technology for 13 years at CIO magazine and has been a recipient of several Jesse H. Neal and ASBPE awards. He has also been an editor of thought leadership content for enterprise software company SAP and worked as an analyst covering B2B marketing.
Robert Richardson, Editorial Director, Security Media
Robert Richardson currently serves as editorial director of TechTarget’s Security Media Group. Prior to this post, he was editorial director at Black Hat, developing online products for the highly successful computer security conference. He spent several years as the director of the Computer Security Institute, where he was on staff from 2003 through early 2011. In that capacity, he gave keynote presentations on three continents, often speaking about the CSI Computer Crime and Security Survey done in conjunction with the FBI, an undertaking he directed for several years. Prior to CSI, he was senior editor of Communications Convergence magazine for two years, where his beats included telecom security, wireless, Internet messaging and next-generation phone systems. Robert started out his career as a systems-level programmer developing early PC network applications, leading to his writing articles that lead to him becoming a frequent contributor to magazines and Web publications such as Ziff Davis' Internet Computing, BYTE, Network Magazine, and Small Business Computing. On occasion, Robert has also taught introductory courses in computer science at Swarthmore College.
Margie Semilof, Editorial Director, Data Center and Virtualization Media
As editorial director, Margie Semilof plans and oversees strategy and operations for TechTarget's Data Center and Virtualization Media Group. She works closely with the editorial team to keep the many sites focused on the information needs of IT professionals. Prior to joining TechTarget, Margie worked at various media companies as a reporter, editor and columnist, covering such diverse areas as general technology trends, channel strategies, software, networking, telecom and mobile computing. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Boston University.
Christina Torode, Editorial Director, CIO/IT Strategy Media
As editorial director, Christina Torode plans and oversees strategy and operations for TechTarget's CIO/ IT Strategy Media group. She is responsible for maintaining the sites' editorial excellence and keeping the site content focused on the unique needs of senior technology executives. She joined TechTarget in October 2006 as a senior writer covering Microsoft. Christina has been with the CIO/IT Strategy Media group since 2008, focusing on a variety of beats from business intelligence and the changing role of technology in the business to virtualization and cloud computing. Under her leadership, the CIO/ IT Strategy Media group has been the recipient of several ASBPE awards. Previously, she was a senior editor with trade publication CRN, overseeing coverage in such areas as networking, security and channel relations.
Sue Troy, Executive Editor, Channel Media
As executive editor of the Channel Media Group, Sue Troy sets the editorial strategy and oversees content on SearchITChannel.com, TechTarget’s flagship website for VARs, system integrators, managed service providers and IT consultants. Prior to joining TechTarget, she held editorial management roles for more than a decade at Ziff Davis’ PC Week/eWEEK and at the McGraw-Hill magazine LAN Times. Sue started her career in publishing at MacWEEK in 1988, soon after the birth of desktop publishing, and then spent five years as a freelance editor at technology publications based in the San Francisco Bay area, including PC Computing, Corporate Computing, NeXTWorld and Publish, among others.