Marina Glogovac appointed president and CEO of Toronto Star

Torstar has tapped former magazine publisher and technology company executive Marina Glogovac to take on the role of president and CEO of the Toronto Star.

She will start on June 1, succeeding interim CEO Lorenzo DeMarchi, who will return to his previous role as chief investment officer for Torstar Corp., the parent company of the Toronto Star.

Glogovac is currently CEO of CanadaHelps, a fundraising platform for giving to every charity in Canada, and builds fundraising tools for smaller charities. Before joining CanadaHelps in 2013, she worked as an executive at several e-commerce and technology companies, including as chief marketing officer at Kobo Inc., an online book retailer, and as CEO and chief revenue officer at Lavalife Corp., one of the early online dating services.

Her career in Canada began in media, first at NOW Magazine, where she worked as vice-president of sales and marketing in the 1990s, and then as senior vice president and group publisher for St. Joseph’s Media, which publishes Toronto Life magazine, from 2001 to 2004.

Paul Rivett, chairman and co-owner of Torstar Corp. said he expects Glogovac will focus on building the Toronto Star’s audience and growing digital subscriptions.