Torstar eliminates role of Chief Revenue Officer, hires two new senior execs

Claude Galipeau, Torstar’s current chief revenue officer, has been hired by CBC/Radio-Canada in the newly created position of EVP, corporate development.

According to Torstar spokesperson Bob Hepburn, Galipeau’s last day at the company will be Dec. 31. Galipeau’s resignation has prompted a reorganization of the company’s sales organization.

Torstar has announced the creation of a new Centre of Excellence for Sales Operations and Client Services. The goal of the centre is to focus on the company’s transformation as it changes the way it approaches sales and product development.

Joining the company to lead the centre is longtime media exec Pary Bell, who will serve as SVP of commercial products and sales operations.

Another new hire is Fredric Karen, the new VP of editorial. Karen’s hire was announced in October, although he will officially join the company in January. He joins the company following a long career as a media and journalism exec in Sweden.

You can read more about these changes here.