RAZOR Names Eric Simon Publisher
yesterday, RAZOR magazine founder Richard Botto announced the addition of Eric L.
Simon as publisher. In his new position, Simon will manage the magazines advertising and business operations. Previously, these had been overseen by Botto, who will now focus on directing RAZORs editorial operations as editor-in-chief, while also maintaining his role as the magazines CEO. Simon brings tens years of magazine industry expertise to his new post at RAZOR. He spent the last five years at laddie book publisher Dennis Publishing, most recently as associate publisher of music magazine Blender, where he helped manage sales and marketing and grew the books rate base from 525,000 to 630,000. While at Dennis, Simon also served as the companys director of business development and licensing, established its custom publishing division and, as the founding advertising director for hottie magazine Stuff, helped that book quickly grow. Simons arrival at RAZOR marks the latest in a series of appointments expanding the magazines business team. Earlier this month, Botto announced the appointment of Nadine Weiss as RAZORs first West Coast advertising director, and also added two key sales leaders to the magazines New York office: Nicholas Pastula was named as fashion, grooming and fragrance director, while Peter Weinstock signed on as account director, entertainment, technology and finance.