Michael Finnegan Is Named Atlantic Media COO

An internal hire.

Michael Finnegan has been named chief operating officer of Atlantic Media, a role that had been handled by Atlantic Media chairman David Bradley since the last COO, Justin Smith, left Atlantic for Bloomeberg LP two years ago.

Finnegan’s is an internal promotion. In his previous role as CFO and svp, Finnegan’s recent focus was directed toward distributed content partnerships with companies like Facebook and Apple.

“[Michael Finnegan] is as clear a thinker as any I’ve worked with,” wrote Bradley in a note to staff. “I’ve come to trust his thinking and judgment coping with the (fear-inspiring) complexity of modern media. Against all odds, Atlantic Media grew 20 percent last year; against all odds, it will do the same this year as well. This is a team accomplishment, but it’s hard to overstate Michael Finnegan’s centrality to that team.”