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Bloomberg media names global head of event sales

Bloomberg Media has appointed Jon Graves as global head of event sales.

Graves will oversee sponsorship sales for the Bloomberg LIVE events organisation, which was relaunched in early 2015 under the leadership of Stephanie Mehta and Stacy Kennedy with the goal of convening fewer but more high-impact summits that fully leverage Bloomberg’s multiple media platforms and global reach.

Graves, who will report to head of US sales Keith Grossman, arrives at Bloomberg Media from re/code, where he was the chief revenue officer, driving $7 million in its first year of operation.

Prior to re/code, Graves held a number of C-suite executive positions, including leading west coast events for The Economist. Previously, he served as CMP Media’s vice president of Enterprise Events, Gartner Group’s vice president of International Events (based in London), and CEO of Softworld US, the American division of the popular software trade show.

Graves will be based in San Francisco through the first half of 2016 and then move to New York City. He is a graduate of the University of Wales.

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