Rodale Inc. has named Stephen Twilliger Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, effective August 8th. He will report directly to Chairman and CEO, Maria Rodale.
Twilliger will be responsible for the company’s finance activities including budgeting, treasury, tax, accounting and reporting, cash management, financial planning and analysis, business management and strategic planning.
Twilliger is currently Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Dorling Kindersley (DK), where he leads the global finance organization and is responsible for financial reporting and business performance management across the company. DK is the world’s leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House. DK publishes highly visual, photographic non-fiction for adults and children.
“Steve brings an impressive mix of strategic and analytical experience to his new role,” said Maria Rodale. “His deep experience in book publishing and children’s publishing, a key launch area for us in 2017; strong leadership and communication skills, proven track record and passion for the work we do at Rodale make him an ideal candidate.”
Previously, Twilliger led financial planning and analysis for Penguin Group’s global business, after working as a Business Manager within the company’s U.S. division. He started his career in publishing as a financial analyst at Simon & Schuster.
"As a longtime admirer of Rodale’s best in class magazines, books, digital products and events, it is a real privilege to join the company as CFO," said Twilliger. "The company’s commitment to its core values through the changes brought by the evolving media landscape make it a special place to work. As the health and wellness industry continues to broaden its reach, I look forward to working with Maria and the team to build long-term growth and a prosperous future for the company.”
Twilliger graduated from Lehigh University with a B.A. in accounting and earned an M.B.A. from the London School of Business. He will be based in Pennsylvania.
About Rodale Inc. Rodale Inc. is an independent, healthy, happy living company based in Emmaus, Pennsylvania and New York, New York. Known for launching the organic movement in the U.S. in 1942, the company operates today with a mission to “inspire health, healing, happiness and love in the world. Starting with you.” Through a broad portfolio of best-in-class brands, Rodale reaches more than 100 million people globally through multiple distribution channels, including magazines, books, online, mobile, e-commerce, direct-to-consumer, social, and video. With 100 editions in 67 countries, Rodale publishes the largest, most established health and wellness lifestyle brands, including Men's Health, Prevention, Women's Health, Runner's World, Bicycling, Rodale’s Organic Life, and through Rodale Events, LLC, which produces 25 branded events that draw more than 100,000 participants annually. A digital leader in the healthy living space with properties such as EatClean, a vertical for those looking to improve their health through clean eating; Zelle, a running site for women; and Rodale's®, a healthy lifestyle e-tail store, the company continues to find new ways to connect with audiences across developing technologies. Rodale editors are fixtures on the national media circuit, appearing on television regularly as authorities on health and wellness. For more information, visit RodaleInc.com and follow us at @RodaleInc.