Senior Vice President
As Senior Vice President, Charlie Speight leads product development and digital operations for Future U.S. He is focused on driving digital scale for Future through innovative content creation, audience development, social media management and high impact advertising solutions for Future’s web portfolio across Games, Technology, Sports and Crafts. Under Charlie’s leadership, Future is cementing its position as a premier content marketing company.
Charlie joined Future in October 2012 from Federated Media Publishing, where he was Chief Product Officer, responsible for developing market-leading platforms for publisher monetization and scalable native advertising across the independent web. Charlie lead the development of the DailyBuzz platform for curated content marketing across the publishing long tail and the Conversationalist Ad Suite for native advertising. Under Charlie’s product leadership, Federated successfully transformed into a leader in the programmatic advertising market by acquiring and integrating Lijit Networks.
Charlie has worked as a development, professional services and product executive at leading digital marketing companies including Digital Impact, Acxiom, Jupiter Media Metrix, Gartner, Heartbeat Software, Ebates.com. He has expertise and experience driving results for Fortune 2000 companies across all areas of Digital marketing including display advertising, search marketing, social media, affiliate e-commerce, email marketing, mobile marketing and digital content marketing.
Charlie holds a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of North Carolina.
Vice President, Sales & Business Development
Nathan Hunt is Vice President of Sales and Business Development overseeing integrated revenue efforts of games and technology products in print, digital and emerging areas at Future U.S – a leading special interest media company. He previously served as Executive Director of Integrated Sales where he helped combine Future’s print and digital sales teams and establish the company’s 360 degree integrated programs.
In his role as Executive Director of Integrated Sales, Hunt successfully launched the DigitalFuture brand – a collaborative sell across all Future properties to large brands – garnering more than $1 million in brand advertising in 2011, a 250 percent increase. He also established GamesRadar.com as a voice of leadership to video game publishers and brand marketers, which resulted in a 65 percent growth of GamesRadar.com year after year. Additionally, Hunt launched and drove revenue for all major initiatives, including TwitchTV.com, Official Xbox Magazine, PC Gamer Digital, Qore and expanded the focus and advertising of MaximumPC.
Hunt began his career working in inner city job training and placement in Detroit, Mich., where he taught interviewing skills, job training and career development to low income families.
Hunt’s signature approach to business is to focus on building a bright, hardworking team with a common goal to make work as fun and creative as possible.
Hunt received his bachelor’s degree in business at Hayworth College of Business, part of Western Michigan University. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities, including fishing and surfing.
Vice President, Marketing & Operations
As Vice President of Marketing & Operations, Rhoda oversees all integrated marketing and creative solutions efforts for the games, technology and active verticals at Future US. She works in tandem with the sales organization to develop award-winning integrated marketing programs to drive revenue growth. In addition, she also serves as the point of contact for US corporate communications and directs all marketing and PR initiatives.
She previously served as Director, Marketing & Sales Development, where she led the charge in building a central creative solutions group, integrating the marketing, sales development, event planning and in-house video production teams into a full-service creative solutions powerhouse. She helped mold the creation of this internal agency, turning readers into brand evangelists for our partners with the creation of robust experiential marketing programs like the highly regarded and hugely successful Hyundai Undead program.
Rhoda began her career in advertising at Wenner Media in NYC, where she was part of the ad sales team that brought US Magazine to market in its current weekly format, US Weekly. After several years, she moved to San Francisco where she worked at Hartle Media, helping to launch the San Francisco based lifestyle media property, 7×7.
Rhoda holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Vice President, Content and Product
As Vice President of Content and Product, Kelley is responsible for leading all aspects of the Tech websites, magazines, and digital extensions. She first joined Future in 2008 as Publisher of Nintendo Power and Official Xbox Magazine.
Prior to joining Future US, Kelley was the Group Publisher of the Computing and Photography websites, magazines and events at Future UK. While there she successfully launched four websites and two magazines as well as revitalized number of ailing titles, turning them into highly profitable businesses. She supervised and developed more than a dozen consumer products, including Computer Arts, .Net, 3D World, ImagineFX, MacFormat, PC Answers, PC Plus, PC Format, Linux Format, What Laptop, Digital Video, Digital Camera Magazine, Photo Plus and Photography Focus Guides.
Before joining Future Publishing Ltd., she was in the newspaper business, beginning in sales and eventually becoming the publisher for the Cheltenham and Gloucester “Independent” newspaper. In the early ’90s, Kelley was the lead on a number of businesses acquired by NewsCom.
Kelley has won a number of awards during her 19 years in media including Newspaper Society Award Salesperson of the Year, Best Integrated Advertising Campaign, Best Daily Newspaper, Best Weekly Newspaper, Best Supplement and Best Initiated Event. She has also won Periodical Publishing Association Awards including Creative Production Initiative of the Year and Consumer Specialist International Magazine of the Year.
Kelley has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Goucher College, Maryland and a Masters Degree in Publishing achieved in England.