Dow Jones Taps Industry Veteran to Lead Business and Relationship Intelligence Global Sales Team


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John C. Gregitis named new Vice President of Sales

NEW YORK, August 25, 2008 – Dow Jones & Company today announced it has named John C. Gregitis Vice President of Global Sales for the Business Relationship & Intelligence group. The 24-year technology industry veteran will be responsible for the leadership of the Dow Jones Business and Relationship Intelligence global sales team. With deep experience in building world class sales teams that aggressively capitalize on emerging market opportunities, Gregitis will confidently build, lead and manage the sales team at Dow Jones.

Prior to joining Dow Jones, Gregitis had an impressive series of achievements at Sunguard. As senior vice president, he led a team responsible for generating more than $1B in revenue. He quickly proved himself, rebuilding a sales team and increasing client retention while maintaining a profitable line of business by recruiting a stellar enterprise sales leadership team and instilling a performance-based culture. During his tenure, Sunguard was purchased by a private equity consortium for $11.4 billion—the largest technology-leveraged buyout of its time.

“We’re very pleased to have a sales executive with such a stellar reputation as John,” said Tom Aley, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Business Relationship & Intelligence, Dow Jones. “We’re experiencing tremendous growth, and are confident he’ll drive our business to exceptional levels of achievement.”

“Dow Jones has always been the dominant player for those needing timely news and competitive information,” said John Gregitis. “As we build on our capacities at Dow Jones, I’m looking forward to leading an exceptional team that will establish Dow Jones Business Relationship Intelligence as an industry leader around the globe.”

During his more than two decades leading sales organizations, Gregitis has been known for returning companies to profitability, deftly raising capital, and contributing to strategic acquisitions. Before joining Sunguard, he led several emerging enterprise software organizations and was one of the founders of Naviant, which specializes in targeted advertising for online consumers.

Dow Jones & Company ( is a News Corporation company (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A; ASX: NWS, NWSLV; Dow Jones is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review. Its Enterprise Media Group includes Dow Jones Newswires, Dow Jones Factiva, Dow Jones Client Solutions, Dow Jones Indexes and Dow Jones Financial Information Services. Its Local Media Group operates community-based information franchises. Dow Jones owns 50% of SmartMoney and 33% of STOXX Ltd. and provides news content to radio stations in the U.S.

Dow Jones Business & Relationship Intelligence provides leading customer intelligence solutions that enable organizations to capitalize on opportunities and build profitable business relationships. The combination of next generation technology with actionable information powers the performance of sales and research professionals plus media organizations.
Dow Jones Business & Relationship Intelligence’s award-winning customer intelligence solutions include information on millions of companies and executives and world-class news, plus unique triggering, relationship mapping, research and prospecting tools. Integrating these tools and content behind your firewall provides a single, complete view of a customer further increasing your effectiveness.

Alexis Gordon
PAN Communications
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Adrienne MacWhannell
Dow Jones
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