NEW YORK, July 10, PRNewswire -- Avista Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm, today announced that it has hired Robin Domeniconi, an 18 year media industry executive who is widely recognized for her expertise in brand development, as a Consultant to the firm.
Most recently, Ms. Domeniconi was President of Time Inc. Media Group, where she was responsible for all corporate sales and marketing efforts for Time Inc.'s more than 145 media brands. Prior to serving as president of the Media Group, Domeniconi was President and Publisher of Time Inc.'s Real Simple media brand, which became one of the most powerful and award-winning brands in media under her leadership.
Thompson Dean, Co-Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Avista, said, "Avista is very interested in companies that have strong positions in niche sectors of the content-creation, content-packaging and content- distribution segments of the media industry - particularly those well-branded companies that are able to take advantage of additional and emerging distribution channels and/or improve the geographic reach of their content. Ms. Domeniconi's extensive experience at Time, Inc., where she expanded the Real Simple brand into multiple platforms - including television, satellite radio, newspaper syndication, books, international editions, and branded products - will contribute greatly to helping Avista source and evaluate media opportunities."
Ms. Domeniconi will be working with Media Industry Partner James Finkelstein and Partner OhSang Kwon, who together head Avista's media investing. "I am very excited to be working with Avista," said Ms. Domeniconi. "My interest has always been in identifying brands with growth potential, and working with Jimmy and OhSang will allow me a new venue through which to pursue this passion."
As President of the Time Inc. Media Group, Ms. Domeniconi oversaw Time Inc.'s media brands across multiple platforms, including print and online, as well as such areas as Research, Custom Publishing, and Media Networks, Inc. Ms. Domeniconi was promoted to her most recent position following a highly successful period as President and Publisher of Real Simple, which she joined prior to its launch in 2000. Under her leadership, Real Simple quadrupled its circulation, consistently increased advertising pages, and, in only five years, became one of Time Inc.'s most profitable titles.
Prior to Time Inc., Ms. Domeniconi spent six years at Meredith Corporation, where she was Publisher of Country Home and Country Gardens. Previously, she was Publisher of Golf for Women and held positions as Associate Publisher/Advertising Director at Art & Antiques and Sales Manager for Communities Magazine.
Ms. Domeniconi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Florida.
About Avista Capital Partners
Avista Capital Partners is a leading private equity firm with offices in New York, NY and Houston, TX. Founded in 2005, Avista manages $2.0 billion in private equity capital. Avista's strategy is to make controlling or influential minority investments primarily in growth-oriented media, healthcare and energy companies. Through its team of seasoned investment professionals and industry experts, Avista seeks to partner with exceptional management teams to invest in and add value to well-positioned businesses.