Leadership

The International Business Times Editorial Team

  • Peter S. Goodman
    Global Editor-In-Chief

    Peter S. Goodman

    Goodman supervises more than 200 journalists across worldwide editions of the International Business Times. He was previously Executive Business and Global News Editor for the Huffington Post, where he oversaw business, technology and international news coverage while writing a column that garnered a Loeb award for commentary. As the National Economic Correspondent for the New York Times, Goodman was among the earliest writers to warn of the downturn that became the Great Recession. He played a central role in “The Reckoning,” the paper’s series on the roots of the 2008 financial crisis, which won a Loeb and was a finalist for the Pulitzer prize. During a decade at the Washington Post, Goodman was Shanghai Bureau Chief and Asian economic correspondent, reporting from more than two dozen countries, including stints in Iraq and Sudan. Goodman grew up in New York City, graduated from Reed College, and gained a Master’s in Asian Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of PAST DUE: The End of Easy Money and the Renewal of the American Economy, (Times Books, 2009). He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, the novelist Deanna Fei, and their children.

  • Nancy Cooper
    Managing Editor

    Nancy Cooper

    Cooper manages the newsroom’s evening coverage and shapes special projects, with particular focus on politics, international affairs and culture. She was previously Deputy Executive Producer of The Takeaway, the award-winning current affairs program produced by New York Public Radio, as well as homepage editor at MSNBC.com. A senior editor at Newsweek and Newsweek.com for more than two decades, Cooper oversaw the magazine's Periscope and International Affairs sections (garnering an Overseas Press Club award for coverage of China) before becoming Special Projects editor for the website. A graduate of Harvard, she lives in Manhattan with her husband and two daughters.

  • Mark F. Bonner
    Managing Editor

    Mark F. Bonner

    Bonner oversees the editorial operation from IBT’s New York City headquarters, managing day-to-day coverage, special projects and social media strategy while working with bureaus around the globe. In his previous incarnation as a digital media consultant, he was Managing Editor of Sotheby’s magazine and Sothebys.com, as well as Managing Director & Editor of Graphis, the visual arts book publisher. Bonner launched his journalism career as a crime and breaking news reporter, with stints at the Baton Rouge Advocate and New Orleans Times-Picayune, where he was part of a team that won an Associated Press Media Editors award for coverage of Hurricane Katrina. A native of New Orleans, he lives in Manhattan with his wife.

  • Michael Learmonth
    Tech, Media & Culture Editor

    Michael Learmonth

    Learmonth oversees the Technology and Media & Culture verticals of the site. He was previously Deputy Managing Editor at Advertising Age and Chief Content Officer of Internet Week New York. He began his career several boom-bust cycles ago as a reporter at Metro, Silicon Valley's weekly newspaper, where he chronicled the transformation of the Valley by Web 1.0. He then covered the Napster phenomenon as a reporter at the Industry Standard in San Francisco and London, before moving on to Reuters and Variety in New York. Learmonth is a regular contributor to CNBC's "Tech Bet" and has appeared on CNN, NPR, MSNBC, Fox News, Reuters TV, and the BBC. He lives in Manhattan with his family and a way too big dog. He bikes everywhere and always wears a helmet.

  • Roland Jones
    Business Editor

    Roland Jones

    Jones manages IBT’s Business section. He joined from Fortune, where he was Senior Editor for News, managing all news coverage for the digital brand. Roland was previously a Senior Editor at NBC News Digital for almost a decade, and prior to that worked at TheStreet.com, where he covered Internet technology and personal finance. His first job in journalism was as editor of Manchester United’s official monthly magazine. In 2009, Roland was named as a prestigious Knight-Bagehot fellow in economics and business at Columbia University in New York. He holds a MBA in finance and entrepreneurship from NYU’s Stern School of Business, and a master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University.

  • Cristina Silva
    Breaking News Editor

    Cristina Silva

    Silva supervises IBT’s Breaking News team from the headquarters in New York, collaborating with bureaus worldwide. She previously covered politics and foreign affairs for National Public Radio, Salon, The Miami Herald, The Boston Globe, The Associated Press, The Tampa Bay Times, and the New York Daily News, reporting from across the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. She is a graduate of New York University.

  • Rebecca Greig
    International Editor

    Rebecca Greig

    Based in the Middle East, Greig supervises the IBT’s growing team of international correspondents deployed from Shanghai to Moscow to Beirut. Born and raised in London, she launched her career as a feature writer at a newspaper in Mongolia, then worked as a producer for the BBC and Al Jazeera English. She has reported from Israel and the Palestinian Territories, covering two major offensives in Gaza. Her writing has appeared in Oprah Magazine, Forbes Africa, The Independent, and the New Statesman. She studied politics at Cambridge University, followed by a Masters in journalism from City University, London.

  • John Simons
    Enterprise Editor

    John Simons

    Simons is the master of enterprise and special projects, with regular focus on business. He was previously technology and media editor at The Associated Press, and before that an editorial director at Black Enterprise, a staff writer at Fortune magazine, an economic policy reporter at the Wall Street Journal, and a senior editor at U.S. News & World Report. He was also a Markle Fellow at the New America Foundation, where he focused on technology policy and economic opportunity in the digital age. He has discussed his work on The PBS News Hour, CNN, The Fox Network, MSNBC, National Public Radio and CNBC.

  • Hanna Sender
    Data Visuals Editor

    Hanna Sender

    Sender oversees graphics and interactive features from IBT’s New York headquarters. She was previously the Infographics Designer at Vocativ where she worked on data-driven stories. Her work has been shown in both New York City and Berlin as part of "Prototype: An Exhibition In The Cloud." She graduated from Parsons The New School for Design with a BFA in Communication Design and received her BA in Culture and Media Studies from Eugene Lang College. She is a member of AIGA, the Society for News Design, ONA and IRE. Besides dataviz, her other loves include Brooklyn, podcasts, cold brew and feminism.

  • Mike Obel
    Senior News Editor

    Mike Obel

    Obel began working at IBT in 2011. Before coming to IBT, he reported, wrote and edited at United Press International, the Oil & Gas Journal and the Associated Press. He also worked for the public relations departments of BP PLC and ConocoPhillips. Mike earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia.