Penton announced it has recruited Richard Stanton to fill the newly created position of Chief Data Officer.  In this role as Penton’s most senior data executive, Stanton will drive maximum value from the Company’s data assets and spearhead development of new data products.  This work will add to Penton’s existing $100MM digital business, which is already experiencing double digit growth.

Stanton brings a unique combination of skills that incorporate technical, operational and leadership experience with a deep understanding of data products and digital initiatives.  He will join Penton’s Executive Committee and will report to David Kieselstein, Penton’s CEO.