Random House Promotes Four Senior VPs, Bolstering Digital
Milena Alberti, Amanda Close, Nihar Malaviya and Nina von Moltke have all been promoted to senior vice president positions where some or all of their responsibilities will be digital.
“Multi-tiered digital strategy is indispensable to Random House’s corporate and publishing accelerating momentum, and these promotions are the latest, ongoing demonstration of that direction,” said a Random House spokesperson about the promotions.
These promotions come just a month after Madeline McIntosh was promoted to her new role as Random House chief operating officer. Three of the promoted executives will be reporting to McIntosh.
Alberti is now SVP, director of corporate development and strategy. She had been vice president of corporate development and strategy. Alberti started at Random House in 2001 as director of corporate development after achieving her MBA from Harvard Business School. She has also spent time at investment bank Morgan Stanley in equity research. Alberti will be reporting to Random House CEO Markus Dohle.
Close is now SVP, director of digital marketplace development. She had been VP of digital sales and business development. Close is a product of the management development program at Random House parent company Bertelsmann, Inc. She completed the program in 2003 and started at Random House immediately thereafter. Like Alberti, she has an MBA (from New York University’s Stern School of Business) and some experience at an investment bank — she spent the summer of 2000 as an associate at Salomon Smith Barney. She will report to McIntosh.
Nihar Malaviya is now SVP, director of strategy, analytics and program development. He had been VP, director of business strategy and operations. Malaviya has been at Random House since 2004 when he joined as director of customer operations but he also spent time as director of business development at Stern. Like Alberti and Close, he has an MBA (from New York University’s Stern School of Business) and has spent time working at an investment bank — he was at Salomon Brothers for a year in the 1990s and spent five years at J.P. Morgan until 2001 when he went into publishing. He will report McIntosh.
Nina von Moltke is now SVP, director of digital publishing development. She had been VP of digital publishing development. She has at Random House since 2004 when she joined as VP of corporate development. She was previously at Bertelsmann as director of business development. Though she did not spend time at an investment bank, von Moltke was a consultant at McKinsey & Co. for a year until 2000. She was also an assistant to the director of various opera houses and theaters, according to her Linked In profile, from which this information is derived (and all the employee histories above). She will report to McIntosh.