Dial Global, a radio broadcaster, has hired Jean Clifton as chief financial officer (CFO) and executive vice president (EVP), effective 25 June 2012. She is a founder of Platinum Strategic Partners, an advisory services and investment company which handles matters such as finance, merger and acquisition (M&A), operations, strategic planning, sales, marketing, process re-engineering and executive recruitment.
From May 2008 to October 2010, Clifton served as EVP and CFO of Penton Media, a diversified multimedia business-to-business (B2B) media and business services company and prior thereto was senior vice president (SVP) and CFO of the Reader’s Digest Association. After Penton, she served as interim CFO of Jones & Frank and as interim CFO and chief administrative officer (CAO) of Olympus Media, both of which (in addition to Penton) are partially owned by MidOcean Partners. Continuing her relationship with MidOcean Partners, Clifton served as interim CFO of each company.
Prior to Readers Digest, Clifton spent 20 years at Journal Register Company in various capacities, including president and chief operating officer (COO) (2005-06) and EVP, CFO and treasurer from 1989 to 2005. She has a BBA from the University of Michigan. She is on the board of directors of Summit Business Media.
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