Chris Mayer is a MOR Leadership Coach, and the former publisher of The Boston Globe, president of the New England Media Group, and member of The New York Times Company’s executive committee, serving there from 2010 through early 2014.
During this period, Chris developed a wide range of programs and initiatives to help restore the New England Media Group and The Boston Globe to solid financial footing, all while maintaining the highest journalistic standards. During his tenure, The Globe earned three Pulitzers prizes.
Leveraging his background in technology, operations, and revenue-creation, Chris spearheaded an innovative two-brand strategy that saw the launch of the award-winning subscription based BostonGlobe.com while maintaining a free community focused Boston.com. During his tenure the Globe saw positive cash flow, increased circulation through digital readership growth, and a variety of new advertising opportunities.
In early 2014, having successfully played a leading role in the sales process of The New England Media Group properties from The New York Times, Chris left and has been consulting in the digital media and online education industries where his focus has been on developing strategic technology plans that align with, and enable, successful business growth.
Prior to his appointment as publisher, Chris was senior vice president, circulation and operations for the Globe since 2008, where he directed production, advertising operations, circulation marketing and distribution. He also served as chief information officer and senior vice president, circulation among other positions, including the senior vice president of Community Newsdealers, Inc., the former home delivery subsidiary of the Globe. He started at the Globe in 1984 in the information services department.
Chris is active in the Boston community supporting various not-for-profit organizations focused on addressing underlying issues in the areas of health, housing, and education.
He is a graduate of Yale University with a B.S. in computer science and lives in South Boston with his family.