A.I. Pioneer Appointed President of Nextscreen Publishing Group
December 2, 2019 (AUSTIN, TX) — NextScreen, LLC, publishers of The Absolute Sound and HiFi+, is announcing today that Lee Scoggins will be joining the team as President, NextScreen Publishing Group. The newly formed Publishing Group will house The Absolute Sound and HiFi+, two leading high-end audio journals. The Absolute Sound is based in Austin, Texas and HiFi+ is based in Salisbury, England. Lee will be responsible for the day to day operations of the Publishing Group. Lee will also be Executive Vice President for New Business development at NextScreen and will also work on strategy projects across the NextScreen portfolio. Lee will report into Tom Martin, CEO of NextScreen.
Tom said, “We are very happy to have Lee join the team here at NextScreen. Lee has a unique blend of business expertise and genuine audio knowledge gained from work in the recording studio and work as a professional audio reviewer. I believe Lee can help us improve growth and customer engagement in our own business and across the greater high-end audio community.”
Lee said, “I am very honored and excited to join the teams on these two prestigious journals. I have been a lifelong audiophile who has benefitted greatly from reading TAS and HiFi+ cover to cover for decades. Both journals have an established record of excellent writing and, indeed, historical contributions to the formation of the high-end audio business. Music is highly important to society and high-end audio offers the best path to maximum enjoyment. My work in digital transformation and analytics suggest there are additional ways that NextScreen can grow the audience for better quality audio and enhance the engagement between the advertiser and their customer.”
Lee Scoggins is a former McKinsey & Company analytics leader following a career on Wall Street where he pioneered machine learning models for risk analysis. Lee also has been active on over one hundred professional recordings since 1990 when he started work as a production assistant, assistant engineer, and assistant producer on sessions at Chesky Records. Recently, Lee wrote for Part-Time Audiophile as a reviewer. Lee graduated with honors from the University of Virginia in 1988 and has completed several post-graduate programs at the business schools of Northwestern and New York University.
Pete Collingwood-Trewin, Publisher, HiFi+
Unit 3 Sandleheath Industrial Estate
Sandleheath, Hampshire SP6 1PA
+44 (0) 1425 655699
Jim Hannon, Publisher, The Absolute Sound
2500 McHale Court, Suite 100A
Austin, TX 78758
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