VeloNews Editor-in-Chief assumes expanded role leading company’s media division
SAN DIEGO, California — May 10, 2016 – Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) today installed longtime media veteran John Bradley as Senior Vice President of Media, effective immediately.
Bradley will oversee the overall content strategy and business operations for all four of CGI’s media brands including Triathlete, Competitor and Women’s Running, along with their respective digital properties. He will also continue in his current roll as Editor-in-Chief of VeloNews and begin serving on the company’s senior management committee.
“John is an experienced media professional who’s universally respected both inside our building and outside in the industry,” said Josh Furlow, President of CGI. “His career is and always has been in media and that’s his passion. He’s the perfect leader to direct the future of our media division.”
As SVP of Media, Bradley will be responsible for new media expansion, multi-platform product development, working with the editorial teams and leading sales and marketing efforts. He joined CGI last year, assuming leadership of North America’s most storied cycling title which he rebranded to its historical name VeloNews. During his short tenure at VeloNews, Bradley has overseen a complete redesign of the magazine and retooled the brand’s content strategy which has increased unique visitors to VeloNews.com more than 20% year-over-year.
“There is so much passion and talent in our media division,” said Bradley. “The recent successes at VeloNews have really been down to me creating a direction and structure, then getting out of the way so that the members of our team could play to their strengths. I plan to do the same across all four of our titles as I move into this expanded role.”
Bradley has more than 25 years’ experience as an editor and journalist. Prior to CGI, he was a former senior editor for Outside and Wired magazines. At Wired, Bradley edited general features and oversaw the consumer-technology and product-reviews team for both the magazine and wired.com. At Outside, he ran the brand’s extensive coverage of the cycling industry while also serving as a general feature editor and writer.
Bradley holds a master of science in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor of arts from the University of Florida. He will continue to be based out of CGI’s office in Boulder, Colorado, where he lives with his wife and son.
About Competitor Group
Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) is the active lifestyle industry’s leading media and event entertainment company. CGI owns and operates 36 events around the world, including its flagship Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series welcoming more than 600,000 professional and amateur participants in 2016. Anchoring the company with rich content are four publishing brands dedicated to running, cycling and triathlon including Women’s Running, Triathlete, Velo and Competitor with a combined monthly circulation of over 700,000. The race services division of CGI, Race IT is the second largest provider of online registration solutions to endurance event organizers around the world. Further information about CGI can be found at CompetitorMediaKit.com.