Brian Boyle, co-Chief Executive Officer
Prior to founding Issue Media Group, Brian directed e-Business Solutions for Infinity Broadcasting (Viacom), where he created “small” media within a radio giant. The e-Business Solutions team managed the sales, marketing, and creation of 11 online publications targeting niche audiences for technology, automotive, human resources, alternative energy, small business and real estate. In consecutive years, Infinity recognized Brian as a Newcomer of the Year and New Business Leader of the Year for its seven Detroit stations.
Paul Schutt, co-Chief Executive Officer
Paul Schutt is the co-founder of Issue Media Group. He brings a background in technology, business development and strategy to IMG from his work with the other companies he has co-founded and led over the past 19 years.
Mr Schutt also co-founded the Cleveland-based technology firm, Easy2 Technologies that was sold to Answers.com in 2013. Easy2 provides rich retail solutions to the worlds largest retailers and manufacturers in home improvement, consumer electronics, juvenile products, sporting goods, and housewares including Lowes, Wal-Mart, Amazon, Target and others.
Oksana Panarina, Controller
Oksana Panarina brings twenty years of experience in finance and accounting to her role as Issue Media Group’s financial controller, where she leads day-to-day financial operations as well as the company’s long-term financial strategy and reporting. Prior to joining IMG, Oksana was a Senior Accountant with All Media Guide in Ann Arbor, publishers of allmusic.com, and for five years owned and managed a sales and marketing firm based in Tecumseh, Michigan. She is a graduate of St. Petersburg International Institute of Management (IMISP) in St. Petersburg, Russia, and holds a Masters degree in Accountancy from the University of Phoenix.
Christian Marcillo, Client Services Director
As Client Services Director, Christian leads Issue Media Group’s client relationships by managing project deliverables and client relationships to produce series that align client goals with the readership audience of our publications. Christian’s background in leading community projects, engagement, and ecosystem development both within Issue Media Group and in his professional career in the community of Pontiac and in the mobile space help him intersect technology along with solution approaches that are felt in the community.
Our managing editors are part of the communities they cover.
Meet the hardworking editors and the talented team of reporters and photographers behind our publications:
Metro Detroit’s Metromode,
Detroit’s Model D,
Grand Rapids’ Rapid Growth,
Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti’s Concentrate,
Kalamazoo / Battle Creek’s Second Wave Southwest,
Port Huron’s The Keel,
Route Bay City,
Epicenter Mount Pleasant,
The Lakeshore West Michigan,
UPword in the Upper Peninsula, and
Rural Innovation Exchange, covering Michigan’s rural community.
Outside of Michigan, meet the incredible teams leading:
The Helm Sandusky,
The Hub Springfield,
Tampa Bay’s 83 Degrees, and
Input Fort Wayne.