Meet The Team
Mark Peterson is a founding partner of MediaWorks 360 and has over 30 years in the publishing media business.
Prior to launching MediaWorks 360, Mark held senior level positions at PRIMEDIA: SVP & Group Publisher and President of a group of brands, where he was responsible for strategy, editorial, finance, advertising, production and consumer marketing. As part of his role at PRIMEDIA, Mark also managed an in-school marketing company, working with leading brands focused on the teen market.
As Chief Operating Officer of Vanguarde Media, a multi-brand media company, Mark had responsibility for the company’s P&L, developing corporate strategy and driving advertising revenue.
Mark was also EVP, Managing Director of DJG Marketing, founding ProCirc Retail, the first outsource provider supporting the retail marketing channel and most recently was Vice President, Retail Sales for the Meredith Corporation.
David Algire, a partner of MediaWorks 360, has over 30 years of experience in the publishing media business with extensive management experience, leading some of the most renown media brands across multiple platforms. He has broad expertise in digital content and in-depth knowledge of editorial, advertising, consumer marketing, publisher services, and international sales.
Prior to founding MediaWorks 360, David was the EVP, General Manager for TEN: The Enthusiast Network and managed over 40 brands in the automotive aftermarket group. David led a transformational process which enabled multi-platform content creation & distribution, created new digital products and developed a premium affinity club to drive revenue.
Additionally, David has experience leading retail strategy for major publishers, including Meredith, Reader’s Digest and PRIMEDIA. He was part of a small team to develop and launch Every Day with Rachael Ray and helped chart the growth for the Taste of Home brands. David also spent two years as President of Source Interlink Distribution.
Ryan Peterson is a partner of MediaWorks 360 and has over 10 years in media, working with some of the world’s most recognizable consumer brands.
Ryan has deep experience in consumer marketing; retail sales, fulfillment, brand management and finance. In his most recent role, he managed all strategic marketing and operations for Media Innovations, a division of TEN: The Enthusiast Network. Media Innovations’ mission was to provide consumer marketing, production and digital solutions for publishers and consumer brands seeking to deepen their consumer relationships through content.
Additionally, Ryan led cross-functional project teams on content development, product launch & distribution plans, sourcing, managing critical client relationships and developing custom business solutions.
As the former President of QuebecorWorld Premedia and Vice President of Strategy at Yahoo! Inc., Joe Cha has extensive experience working with Fortune 500 customers to develop and deliver new media workflow strategies and solutions.
Prior to Yahoo! Joe started and ran as CEO, XUMA, a hosted managed services business that is now the managed services platform for Verizon Business Services.
Joe has also served in a number of strategic consulting positions including: PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was a Principal, running strategy consulting engagements for Greater China, and Accenture where he served in the change management practice in San Francisco, CA.
Dave Ball has over 30 years of experience as a consumer marketer in the print and digital world. He has worked in both the consumer and B2B space, as well as market research. Dave has held senior executive positions with top media brands and has hands-on experience with both online/offline media and e-commerce.
Prior to his joining MediaWorks360, Ball was Senior Vice President of Meredith Corporation where he oversaw subscription marketing for some of the largest magazines in the country. During his tenure at Meredith, he managed a number of product launches for the company and led development initiatives for digital editions; growing online subscription sales exponentially.
Previously, Ball was responsible for circulation marketing of over 100 brands at Primedia Special Interest Magazines, overseeing the acquisition of over 50 titles while leading the development of Primedia’s consumer database.