Richard DeLeo has been named Business Wire’s Vice President, Northeast Region, the company’s leading revenue-producing territory and a target for major growth and new business development.
DeLeo, a 12-year Business Wire veteran, will be responsible for overall sales and operations for the New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. offices in his new role.
“The Northeast region is critical to Business Wire’s success as a company,” said Phyllis Dantuono, co-chief operating officer, in making the announcement. “Rich has demonstrated the necessary leadership skills to ensure that Business Wire continues on its upward growth path in these pivotal markets. This promotion reflects the outstanding work Rich as done, and our confidence in his strength and ability to manage and lead the charge.”
DeLeo is tasked with expanding Business Wire’s market share leadership in New York, building upon Business Wire’s strong and escalating presence in the high-tech and bio-tech sectors throughout New England, and fostering the continued growth of Business Wire’s mid-Atlantic region.
An alumnus of Siena Collegein upstate New York, DeLeo will continue to manage many of Business Wire’s Fortune 500 clients. Most recently, DeLeo served as Director, Strategic Relations. Earlier, he was National Sales Manager of Financial Compliance Services.
DeLeo is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute [NIRI] and The Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals. He and his wife, Maura, live in New Jersey