On the heels of Esquire president Adam Stotsky expanding his role to also oversee E! Entertainment as General Manager, he has promoted two executives. E!’s head of digital John Najarian has been named EVP, News and Digital for E!, taking on oversight of the network’s News division and E! News series, while continuing to lead E!’s digital and business development. He takes over the E! News duties of E! veteran Cyndi McClellan, President of Network Strategy & E! News who recently left the network.
In addition, E! head of marketing Jen Neal is getting a dual role. She has been named EVP, Marketing for E! Entertainment and Esquire Network, adding oversight of brand strategy and marketing for Esquire Network to her existing responsibilities. Esquire’s SVP Marketing and Digital Deena Stern, and SVP Brand and Creative Lorenzo de Guttadauro, who led those areas for the network, will stay in place, now reporting to Neal.
“John has led E! to extraordinary success in the digital space and, as we propel E! into its next chapter, he is the right leader to harness that momentum across the network’s news entities and help us reach new heights across every possible platform,” said Stotsky, to whom Najarian and Neal will report. “Jen has done an outstanding job at E! and I look forward to bringing her wealth of brand expertise and unique creative vision to Esquire.”