Michael Finnegan Named COO of Atlantic Media

A new number two at the company.

Atlantic Media has promoted Michael Finnegan from CFO and senior vp, corporate development, to chief operating officer. Finnegan has been with the company since 2011.

“He [Finnegan] is as clear a thinker as any I’ve worked with,” wrote Atlantic Media CEO and chairman David Bradley, in a memo. “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.”

Finnegan’s appointment is effective immediately.