Simpler Media Group, Inc. is a native digital publisher and a producer of high impact research and events.



Simpler Media Group, Inc. ("SMG") grew out of the CMSWire.com publication, which was launched back in 2003.

As a native digital publisher the publication was able to rapidly adapt to the evolving customer- and employee-facing digital landscapes, and continues to follow the evolution of digital customer experience, the digital workplace and enterprise information management today.

Current SMG serves an online audience of more than 3 million readers spread across the globe, with the majority of the readership located in North America and Europe. We produce about 150 articles per month, with topics structured around our monthly editorial calendar.

Our Team

Anastasia Palonik
Anastasia Palonik Sr. Campaigns Manager Based in Poland, Anastasia focuses on the flawless execution of SMG's performance marketing campaigns.
Andie Burjek Research Editor Based in Chicago, Andie creates editorial and client-driven research reports and communications for SMG.
Andrew Macaulay
Andrew Macaulay SVP of Sales Based in Boston, Andrew leads SMG's Sales team and owns our Eastern sales region, including EMEA.
Andrew Zolotukhin Sr. Software Engineer Based in Ukraine, Andrew is a senior software engineer and marketing technologist with more than 15 years of experience.
Ann Dalsin, Esquire
Ann Dalsin, Esq. Corporate Counsel Based in San Francisco, Ann serves as SMG's corporate counsel and as advisor to the CEO.
April Owens
April Owens Finance & Operations Manager Based in Kansas City, April keeps SMG's operational and financial ducks in a row.
Aron Chorley Marketing Associate Based in the UK, Aron assists SMG's Field Marketing team with all around event marketing efforts and creative requirements.
Ashley OBryan
Ashley OBryan Sr. Account Director Splitting time between Tennessee, Cyprus and Budapest, Ashley partners with SMG clients, focused on strategic events and integrated marketing strategies.
Brenda Farias Event Operations Manager Based in sunny Phoenix, AZ, Brenda creates organized and engaging beauty from the would be chaos of our webinar and virtual events programs.
Brice Dunwoodie Founder, CEO Splitting time between San Francisco, Sonoma and Paris, Brice is leads SMG's content, culture and technical operations, and partners with the company's top clients around innovative knowledge experiences.
Chris Ehrlich
Chris Ehrlich Editor in Chief, VKTR Based in Nashville, Chris is co-founder of VKTR and leads its editorial operations.
Daniella Weinberg
Daniella Weinberg Director of Sales, Mid-West, N-West Based in New Jersey, Daniella focuses on client success for a select set of SMG accounts.
David Roe
David Roe Staff Reporter Based in Paris, David covers a broad range of Digital Workplace and Information Management topics for SMG.
Derek Graham
Derek Graham VP of Sales, California/West Coast Based in Newport Beach, Calif., Derek oversees SMG's Western and APAC sales territories.
Dom Nicastro
Dom Nicastro Managing Editor, CMSWire Based in Boston, Dom leads CMSWire's daily publishing operations, including the CMSWire contributor program.
Drew Ianni
Drew Ianni Content Strategist Based in New York, Drew serves as a lead content strategist and as advisor to the CEO.
Dylan Wright
Dylan Wright Chief Operating Officer Based in Chicago, Dylan oversees SMG’s day-to-day operations, marketing and creative efforts.
Elijah Bacerra
Elijah Bacerra Assoc. Manager, Marketing Programs Based in Chicago, Elijah supports SMG's client-driven performance marketing programs.
Grace Ricafranca
Grace Ricafranca Marketing Operations Specialist Based in Manila, Grace oversees SMG's data quality processes and campaign workflows.
Haley Bischof VP of Growth Based in Seattle, Haley leads SMG's membership, events, and audience growth marketing programs.
Jackie Wildermuth
Jackie Wildermuth Associate Account Manager Based in Chicago, Jackie cultivates client success in SMG's Western and APAC territories.
Jared Hornsby Event Production Specialist Based in Atlanta, Jared brings creativity and production experience to SMG's webinars and conferences.
Jessica Chang Principal Graphic Designer Based in Los Angeles, Jessica manages graphic design for SMG’s internal and client-driven research projects.
Kathryn Woodworth
Kathryn Woodworth Marketing Programs Manager Based in San Francisco, Kathryn leads the success of SMG's research, webinars and related programs.
Kelly Sheldon
Kelly Sheldon Director, Marketing Services & Strategic Account Success Based in Orlando, Kelly leads SMG's Marketing Services team and oversees program success for SMG’s most strategic clients.
Malik Drake Assoc. Programs Manager Based in Atlanta, Malik operates SMG's client-driven performance marketing and social media programs.
Marissa Begin Program Manager, Events

Based in North Carolina, Marissa combines her love for people and events by overseeing all aspects of content and speaker management.

Megan Finnell
Megan Finnell Associate VP, Conferences Based in Denver, Megan leads SMG's event operations team and is focused on delivering our attendees a best-in-class experience.
Michael Tarapchak Events Operations Coordinator Based in Pennsylvania, Michael is the magician behind the curtains. Seamlessly handling sponsor, speaker, and client logistics, Michael helps keep timelines on track with the precision of a watchmaker.
Michelle Hawley Senior Editor Based in Pennsylvania, Michelle Hawley is senior editor and writer for CMSWire.
Mike Duncan
Mike Duncan CFO Based in Virginia, Mike serves as SMG's Chief Financial Officer and as advisor to the CEO.
Nadia Kozakova QA Specialist Based in Ukraine, Nadia leads our quality assurance efforts across all of our sites, apps, and platforms.
Nidhi Madhavan Editor Based in Chicago, Nidhi supports day-to-day editorial operations for SMG's Reworked publication.
Olivia Khligh Business Development Representative Based in Chicago, Olivia cultivates client success in SMG's Western and APAC territories for our digital workplace business.
Olivia Maietta Business Development Representative

Based in Boston, MA Olivia cultivates client success in SMG's East and Midwest territories.

Renata Sandor
Renata Sandor Assoc. Director, Performance Marketing Based in Zurich, Switzerland, Renata oversees SMG's client-driven performance marketing programs.
Rich Hein
Rich Hein Editor in Chief, CMSWire From the beach in Florida, Rich leads CMSWire editorial strategy and operations.
Sarah Butkovic Editorial Producer

Based in Chicago, Sarah leads outreach for the Reworked and CMSWire contributor community.

Sarah Kimmel
Sarah Kimmel VP of Research Based in Chicago, Sarah leads SMG's internal and client-driven research practice.
Sarah Demske
Sarah Lebel VP, Member Experience Based in Atlanta, Sarah owns SMG's member experience and the related digital infrastructure.
Seamus McAteer
Seamus McAteer Strategic Advisor Based in San Francisco, Seamus serves as a strategic advisor to SMG's CEO.
Sheryl Hodge Editorial Assistant Based in Massachusetts, Sheryl supports editorial operations across CMSWire and Reworked and keeps our publishing processes running smoothly.
Fagan Siobhan
Siobhan Fagan Editor in Chief, Reworked Based in New York City, Siobhan leads Reworked editorial content strategy and production and SMG’s modern workplace information services.
Susan Islam Ad Operations Specialist Based in Texas, Susan applies her creative and analytical skills towards SMG's engaging promotional content and ad operations excellence.
Tim Harnett
Tim Harnett Sr. Manager, Content & Research Based in Vancouver, Canada, Tim leads the production of SMG's internal reports and client-driven content projects.
Tom Perlee Delegate Experience Lead Based in Fayetteville, Georgia, Tom cultivates relationships and overall conference experience for delegates.
Victoria Mathis
Victoria Mathis Art Director Based in Orlando, Victoria oversees graphic design for SMG's marketing, sales and event teams.


Simpler Media Group is an approved provider of credits through both the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).

Our events that are approved for credits through HRCI and SHRM will be clearly labeled and may include CMSWire webinars, Reworked webinars, or virtual conferences.

Open Jobs

We have the following positions open:

  • Freelance Journalists (contract, San Francisco Bay Area)
    Details: We are currently looking for freelance journalists in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please contact our editorial team to discuss the opportunity — share your LinkedIn profile, 3-5 samples of relevant work, your up to date resume and be prepared to provide 3 work references. Apply at: editors@simplermedia.com.