LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) Justin Dearborn, chairman and CEO of Tribune Publishing, has reportedly resigned his position to become COO of ICM Partners.
Dearborn extied the Tribune three weeks ago, where he held the CEO position since 2016 and chairman since last March. Hews previously a CEO at healthcare tech provider Merge Healthcare.
“We could not be more thrilled than to have Justin join our team,” ICM managing director Chris Silbermann said in a statement. “We just completed our best year ever, and Justin will be a vital part of managing what we see as a clear path for sustainable internal growth, while helping us identify and close strategic partnerships and acquisitions.”
Dearborn will be responsible for day-to-day business operations and report to Silbermann, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“ICM Partners is poised for sustainable growth and profitability with a client-first strategy that has seen the agency take a leadership role and capitalize on the rapidly-growing new Entertainment Industry economy,” Dearborn said. “Chris and the board have a great vision for their future, and I look forward to working with them to implement their aggressive and attainable strategic plan with a fresh view of growth opportunities.”
Dearborn joins ICM Partners after a wave of departures and controversies hit the Tribune.