OGDEN, UTAH - TechmediaNetwork, Inc., a leading technology media company that produces news and reviews in the technology and science verticals, today announced Jerry Ropelato, chief executive officer of TechMediaNetwork, has been named the CEO of the Year at the Utah Technology Council's (UTC) Annual Members' Meeting. Ropelato's award is the result of voting by the UTC Executive Committee, comprised of Utah's leading technology industry representatives.
Ropelato founded TechMediaNetwork (originally TopTenREVIEWS, Inc.) in 2003 and serves as Chief Executive Officer. Today, the company has grown to 16 web properties that deliver technology news and reviews featuring such flagship sites as LAPTOP, SPACE.com, TopTenREVIEWS and TechNewsDaily.
TechMediaNetwork connects consumers, small publishers, advertisers and ecommerce vendors through a network of trusted information, revenue opportunities and audience reach. The company's content reaches tens of millions of unique readers monthly and ranks third in comScore's Technology News category for U.S. online audience size. TechMediaNetwork has syndication partners, including Yahoo!, MSNBC.com and the websites of Fox News and CBS News, and advertisers such as American Express, AT&T, Canon, General Motors, HP, Kodak, Sony, Symantec, Toyota and Warner Bros.
In 2011, TechMediaNetwork secured a $33 million Series B financing led by ABS Capital Partners, a leading growth equity investor. The company also acquired LAPTOP and LaptopMag.com, launched InnovationNewsDaily.com and re-launched a new SPACE.com.
Within UTC, Jerry serves as co-chair of the CEO peer-to-peer forum, a group of CEOs from UTC member companies that meets bimonthly to discuss issues facing CEOs in the technology industry.
TechMediaNetwork is a leading technology media company that produces news and reviews reaching more than 27 million monthly visitors. TechMediaNetwork has reviewed more than 800 categories of products and services at TopTenREVIEWS.com, and publishes news, features and commentary at LAPTOP, SPACE.com, LiveScience.com, Newsarama.com, TechNewsDaily.com, iPadNewsDaily.com, OurAmazingPlanet.com, BusinessNewsDaily.com, MyHealthNewsDaily, NorthOrion, SecurityNewsDaily, InnovationNewsDaily, HermanStreet and LifesLittleMysteries.com. The company distributes content through its owned and operated Web sites, syndication partners and web site partners. To learn more about TechMediaNetwork, visit www.TechMediaNetwork.com, the TechMediaNetwork Facebook Page or follow the company on Twitter @TMN_TechMedia.