CEO, HAYMARKET MEDIA INC.
Lee joined Haymarket in February 2001 as CEO of the US medical division, after 17 years with Thomson’s Medical Economics Company.
Within a seven-year period Lee transformed the Haymarket US medical business from a $5 million, 16-person operation to a $48 million, 110-person enterprise, the result of a growth plan combining strategic acquisitions, organic development, and enhancements in operational management.
After successfully completing the acquisitions of three publishing titles, Lee was the catalyst behind the launch of a new business unit, providing a wide range of continuing medical education and custom communications programs for healthcare professionals. This business has become the fastest growing segment of Haymarket’s US operations, with 30 unique product offerings reaching 10 therapeutic categories representing all top-tier pharmaceutical companies.
Lee has also orchestrated the growth of the Monthly Prescribing Reference, Haymarket’s flagship publication in the US, from $5 million to $18 million in annual revenues, introducing brand extensions and branching out with digital, handheld, web, and desktop offerings.
In July 2011 Lee was promoted to Chairman and CEO of Haymarket operations throughout the US, responsible for all activities in the medical and business media industries. These publications encompass 12 brands with titles ranging from PRWeek (US) and Direct Marketing News to SC (Secure Computing). In addition, Lee heads up all global medical publishing initiatives.
Lee was appointed to the Haymarket Media Group Board in 2008. He is an active member of many industry associations, including the Association of Business Media (ABM) and the Association of Medical Media (AMM).
Lee enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, coaching youth sports, playing golf, and reading.