Dial Global has hired Jean Clifton as the company's new Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, effective June 25, 2012. Clifton is a founder of Platinum Strategic Partners, LLC, an advisory services and investment company which handles matters such as finance, M&A, operations, strategic planning, sales, marketing, process re-engineering and executive recruitment. She spent two years as EVP/CFO of Penton Media and was previously SVP/CFO of Reader's Digest, as well as an executive at a number of other media company.
"I am excited by the opportunity to join the management team of Dial Global," says Clifton. "I have great respect for what they have accomplished in the last several years and look forward to helping the company in its latest phase of expansion and development."
Spencer Brown, Dial Global's Co-CEO, added, "Dial Global's management team is excited to welcome Jean. Her breadth of experience will be a key asset as Dial Global successfully transitions from integrating Westwood One to a more strategic growth phase of our business."
Clifton succeeds Hiram Lazar who will continue to serve as Dial Global's Chief Administrative Officer.