About Group Promotes Darline Jean to COO

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By: E&P Staff

The About Group on Monday announced the promotion of Darline Jean to the newly created position of chief operating officer of About.com. She will also continue in her position as senior vice president, chief financial officer of the About Group.

In her new role, Jean will assume responsibility for the product management, content and product development functions of About.com.

Jean joined About.com in 2003 as director of business analysis and subsequently held positions of vice president of finance, chief financial officer and senior vice president of emerging markets.

Jean was “instrumental” in the sale of About.com to The New York Times Company in 2005, the Times Co. announcement said. “Under her management as chief financial officer, the About Group has significantly grown revenue and EBITDA, which has strongly contributed to The New York Times Company’s performance,” the announcement added.

Prior to joining the About Group, Jean was the director of financial planning & analysis at Thomson Media where she worked for 12 years.

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