Source Interlink Companies
Michael L. Sullivan
President and Chief Executive Officer
Michael L. Sullivan was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Source Interlink Companies, Inc. on April 12, 2010. Mike was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of Comag Marketing Group, LLC (CMG). He was selected as the first CEO of CMG, a newly created joint venture formed by Condé Nast Publications and Hearst Magazines in April 2000. Before being tapped to head CMG, Sullivan was Executive Vice President of Hearst Distribution Group, Inc. (HDG). In recent years, Sullivan has served on the Board of Directors for the 25 Year Club, the GMDC Merchandise Advisory Board, the International Periodical Distributors Association (IPDA) and the Magazine Retail Advisory Council (MRAC), which was a working group of the MPA the Association of Magazine Media. He has been active in consumer and industry relations throughout his career, speaking frequently on behalf of the magazine industry. Since entering the periodical industry in 1981, Sullivan has held senior executive positions with TV Guide, Murdoch Magazines and The News Group. Sullivan is a graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.
John B. Bode
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
John B. Bode was appointed to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Source Interlink Companies, Inc. in January 2011 after serving in a series of senior management positions with the Company over the previous eight years. Currently, Bode manages all finance and treasury functions, in addition to overseeing the Company’s merger and acquisition activities. Over the past several years, he has led efforts to acquire and divest several properties including the acquisition of Baseball America and the divestiture of the Company’s Equine and Soap Opera publishing verticals, as well as the divesture of the Company’s DVD/CD distribution division to private equity firms. Bode joined Source in 2002 as Corporate Controller before going on to serve as Chief Operating Officer of the Sales, Service and Logistics Division and then Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance for the Company as a whole. Before joining Source, Bode was an Audit Manager at BDO Seidman, LLP, an accounting and business services consultancy firm with principal locations in St. Louis and Chicago. A Certified Public Accountant, he holds a BS in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN.
Stephanie S. Justice
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Stephanie S. Justice was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Source Interlink Companies, Inc. in September 2010 and given broad responsibility to improve the Company’s operations by enabling change via technology, people and process initiatives. Justice has direct responsibility for the Company’s Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal Affairs and Real Estate Management functions, but her principal focus is to serve as a collaborative change agent – working with other senior executives, external partners and Source’s deep talent pool to drive innovation and strategic planning across business units. Justice joined Source with 18 years of professional experience in media, strategy, consulting, information technology and finance. She is a seasoned executive with a large network and extensive experience at both the tactical levels of execution and executive level of strategic planning, having successfully enabled dozens of clients through business transformations at Deloitte, LLP and at Comag Marketing Group, LLC, a newly created joint venture formed by Condé Nast Publications and Hearst Magazines. Justice is a Certified Public Accountant, who holds a BS in Accounting and Information Systems from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.
Source Interlink Media
Chris H. Argentieri
President, Source Interlink Media
Christopher H. Argentieri was appointed President of Source Interlink Media (SIM) in September 2010 and put in charge of the country’s largest collection of special-interest media, which includes 75+ publications, 100+ websites, 800 branded products and more than 50 annual events. Argentieri’s primary responsibilities include enhancing the relationship between the Division’s brands and its audience, leading the continued development of SIM’s digital businesses and improving its customer offerings by expanding its integrated media platforms. Argentieri had previously been SIM’s Chief Operating Officer and continues to oversee day-to-day business activities, such as sales, technology, consumer marketing, brand development and operations. Earlier in his Source career, Argentieri presided over dramatic growth in terms of both revenue and profitability at Source Interlink International (SII), where he served as President and Managing Director. In 2008, he took on the additional role of Senior Vice President of Marketing for Source Interlink Distribution, in which capacity he managed all aspects of that Company’s relationship with the magazine trade – from purchasing to category management. Prior to joining Source in 2005, Argentieri held various operational roles at Hearst Magazines. Argentieri holds a BS in Accounting from Alfred University in Alfred, NY.
David G. Algire
Executive Vice President, Source Interlink Media
President, The Media Source
David G. Algire was named Executive Vice President, Source Interlink Media and President of The Media Source, a unit of Source Interlink Media (SIM), in July 2012. In this position Algire leads a group that continues to expand its client roster by providing consumer marketing, front-end management, procurement, production and digital media services. He also manages Source Interlink Media’s Consumer Marketing Group including both subscription and newsstand marketing. Algire first joined Source in November 2010 as President of Source Interlink Distribution (SID) and was charged with putting North America’s second-largest periodicals wholesaler – with over 30 percent share of the single-copy magazine distribution market – on a long-term path of sustainable growth. A 25-year veteran in the industry, he previously served as Vice President of Retail Sales for Meredith Corporation’s National Media Group. Algire spent most of his career with Reader’s Digest Association, where he held a series of increasingly responsible positions in single-copy sales. As a longtime advocate for the industry, Algire has served on the board of the IPDA (International Periodical Distributor Association) and as Chairman of the 2005 Retail Conference. In 2007, he was named a Circulation All-Star by Circulation Management Magazine. Algire holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, NC.
Source Interlink Distribution
Michael J. Porché
President, Source Interlink Distribution
Michael J. Porché was named President of Source Interlink Distribution (SID) in July 2012. Porché is directly responsible for all aspects of Source Interlink Distribution including Sales, Category Management, Warehouse Operations and Merchandising Services. He will also have responsibilities within Source Interlink International and Source Interlink Manufacturing. Porché brings to SID vast industry knowledge and experience, as well as deep, trusted relationships throughout the retail channel. As a long time industry veteran, he most recently served as Director of Circulation at Wenner Media, LLC. Prior to that, he led Distribution Services Inc. (“DSI”), a subsidiary of American Media, Inc., as President and CEO. He is a well-known industry leader and has served on many boards, associations and committees, including the Magazine Retail Advisory Council (MRAC) and Newsstand Industry Council (NIC). In 2008 Porché was awarded the Frank Herrera Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Board of the International Periodical Distributors Association (IPDA). He was honored as Vendor of the Year by Rodale in 2009, Newsweek in 2008 and Bauer Publishing in 2010. Porché holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland in College Park, MD.
Source Interlink Manufacturing
President, Source Interlink Manufacturing
EVP, Source Interlink Distribution
Frank Bishop was named President of Source Interlink Manufacturing in July 2011 and put in charge of all aspects of the manufacturing division, which is focused on the design and production of front-end check-out equipment including sales, marketing and manufacturing. In addition, he has retained the responsibility of ancillary Retail Services including the Retail Rebate Management team. A 35-year industry veteran, Bishop joined Source in 1995 as Marketing Director before moving into various executive roles, most recently as EVP of Sales for Source Interlink Distribution. His leadership has been an integral part of the strategic growth and direction for Source as a leader in the single copy supply-chain. Prior to joining Source, Bishop spent over 20 years in management roles at Triangle News in Pittsburgh, PA.