Joseph A. Ripp became Chief Executive Officer of Time Inc. in September 2013. Time Inc. is one of the
largest branded media companies in the world. Its influential brands such as TIME, PEOPLE, SPORTS
ILLUSTRATED, InStyle and Real Simple reach more than 130 million Americans each month across
multiple platforms. Internationally, Time Inc. owns one of the largest publishers in the U.K., IPC Media,
and the largest in Mexico – Grupo Expansión (GEx).
A former top Time Inc. and Time Warner executive, Ripp spent the past decade immersed in the
intersection of digital, advertising and publishing. Prior to his current appointment, he was the Chief
Executive Officer of OneSource Information Services, Inc.
Ripp began his media career at Time Inc. in 1985, and held several executive level positions there and at
Time Warner over the course of nearly 20 years. Ripp first joined Time Inc. as Assistant Comptroller and
was elevated to Senior Vice President, CFO and Treasurer of Time Inc. in 1993. Ripp then served as
Executive Vice President and CFO of Time Warner from 1999 to 2001, when he became CFO of America
Online. In 2002, Ripp was named Vice Chairman of America Online where he oversaw advertising,
technology, operations, marketing, human resources and legal until he left the company in 2004.
After leaving Time Warner in 2004, Ripp became President and COO of Dendrite International, Inc., a
leading provider of sales, marketing, clinical, and compliance solutions for the global pharmaceutical
industry. From 2008 until 2010, he served as Chairman of Journal Register Company, owner of more
than 50 newspapers and over 350 multi-platform products. In 2010, Ripp entered into a partnership with
GTCR, a leading private equity firm, to form Cannondale Investments. In 2012, GTCR and Cannondale
Investments acquired OneSource Information Services, Inc. As CEO of OneSource, Ripp built a world
class, digitally focused marketing and information services platform that provides online business
information and sales intelligence solutions.
Ripp was a member of the Board of Directors of Greenfield Online until it was sold to Microsoft in 2007.
He has also served on the Boards of Whittle Communications and American Express Publishing. He
currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Manhattan College and the Board of Directors of the
Advertising Educational Foundation. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Lighthouse International
in New York and an Emeritus Director of the Ad Council.
Ripp holds an M.B.A. from the Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York and a
Bachelor of Arts from Manhattan College.