Forbes announced on Tuesday it has named Kyle Vinansky as senior vice president of sales for North America. Vinansky has been with Forbes since 2011 and was previously the group vice president of East and Midwest sales.
In his new role, Vinansky will oversee all North American sales operations and client and agency partnerships spanning the brand’s integrated portfolio of digital media, branded content, research, live and virtual events, social, video and print.
Vinansky will report to Forbes’ Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Sherry Phillips.
“As we embrace this new normal and look to what a modern workforce looks like, we need to meet our clients where they are, and think about how we can better work with top brands and agencies,” Phillips said. “Kyle brings both a strategic and creative mindset into everything he does, and he’ll unify and lead our North American sales team into the future.”
Vinansky has a history of training and cultivating top talent both from inside and outside the organization, a Forbes press release stated.
Previously Vinansky held roles managing New York sales and leading the East region for the company’s content marketing platform, BrandVoice. He has deep expertise in the financial services, enterprise technology, professional services, and spirits categories, including fostering longstanding partnerships with brands such as Capital One, KPMG, Deloitte and The Macallan.
In 2015, Vinansky was recognized by min as a “Rising Star” and was awarded Forbes’ “Malcolm S. Forbes Award” as the top global advertising sales team member.
The brand recently announced plans to go public through a business combination with Magnum Opus, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).