About Us

Vendome Group produces high-quality publications and premiere events for professionals in the healthcare, real estate, and construction industries. From our award-winning magazines to our renowned conferences, our mission is to improve the productivity and efficiency of our customers and provide them with the tools they need to profitably bring their services and products to market. Whether in print, online, or face-to-face, our expert editorial and marketing staff is dedicated to serving the needs of our core customers.

 

Executive Team

Mark Fried

Mark Fried is CEO and President of Vendome Group, and is responsible for overall strategy and growth. He is responsible for the growth and development of Vendome’s Healthcare and Real Estate Divisions.

Prior to joining Vendome, Mr. Fried was the Director of Wolters Kluwer's CCH Tax & Accounting. In this role, he managed the publishing division, developing a vision and strategy for the growth of books, journals, newsletters, and online products.  Mr. Fried played an integral role in growing the organization’s overall business by developing successful new products, and directing sales and marketing efforts. 

Before working for Wolters Kluwer, Mr. Fried was Vice President of Hitchenor Maher International, and held executive-level positions with Colgate Palmolive Company, Time Warner, Inc., and Arthur Andersen LLP.

Mr. Fried is a graduate of New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he earned his Masters in Business Administration.  He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan.

 


 

Bill Newberry is the Chief Financial Officer.  Mr. Newberry has over 15 years of experience in the media and publishing industry. Joining Vendome in late 2007, Mr. Newberry is responsible for budgeting, forecasting and improving business analytics He has also managed the implementation of a new fulfillment and advertising billing system (Media Services Group) and coordinated the transition of payroll and human resource functions to ADP Totalsource.

Prior to working at Vendome, Mr. Newberry was a finance manager with Wolters Kluwer’s legal division where he was responsible for managing budgets, forecasts and financial reporting for multiple business units. He has also worked as finance and business manager for Northstar Travel Media, Newsweek Budget Travel and Newsweek magazine. Bill has a BS in management from Monmouth University and an MBA from the Pamplin School of Business at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

 


 

Dan Melore is the Chief Marketing Officer of Vendome Group and oversees the marketing, creative and web development teams. He leads the community, digital, social, and mobile strategies across Vendome's media and events businesses.

Previously, Mr. Melore served as Vice President of Audience Marketing for UBM Tech, a $300 million global media business that delivers information, events, training, data, and marketing services to the technology industry. While at UBM Tech, he led a team of digital, database, and analytics professionals that were focused on the development, growth, and execution of community strategy and engagement for UBM Tech's business technology media and events brands. Prior to his service at UBM, Mr. Melore was Vice President of Online Marketing in North America for Oberon Media, Inc., a casual games company that delivered gaming solutions across online, social, and mobile platforms.  Before that, he spent eight years at ESPN where he led the strategy for ESPN Digital Media’s e-commerce businesses. Mr. Melore holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from Stony Brook University.

 


 

Douglas J. Edwards is the Vice President and Managing Director of Vendome's Behavioral Healthcare division, which publishes Addiction Professional and Behavioral Healthcare magazines as well as related Web sites and e-newsletters; produces more than 50 in-person events per year including the National Conference on Addiction Disorders, Behavioral Healthcare Executive Summit, Summits for Clinical Excellence, and Treatment Center Investment and Valuation Retreat; and provides market research and content marketing services for a wide range of vendors and treatment centers in the addiction and mental healthcare markets.

Edwards has been serving the behavioral healthcare community for more than 15 years. He began his career with Medquest Communications, acquired by Vendome, in 2000, as a proofreader for Behavioral Health Management magazine. He was quickly promoted to assistant editor, managing editor, and then editor in chief of Behavioral Healthcare and Addiction Professional. Edwards spearheaded the development of Vendome's behavioral health conferences, launching a series of local, regional, national, and virtual events. Noted for his behavioral healthcare market expertise, Edwards presents at conferences and moderates expert panel discussions around the country. Edwards has a BA in English and Sociology from the University of Akron and an MBA from Franklin University.

 


 

Rich Tomko is VP and Managing Director for Healthcare Informatics and iHT2 brands. Rich has spent nearly twenty years building media businesses for large established brands (CNN, Cooking Light, Real Simple, MyRecipes, Cablevision/Newsday) and digital start-ups. He offers in-depth, hands-on experience in creating strong print, digital, video, and events platforms.