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Variety.com taps Shapiro

Exec to o'see business elements of editorial Web site

Henry Shapiro has been named vice president and general manager of Variety.com. He’ll be responsible for all its business elements along with operational oversight of editorial, according to Charles Koones, Variety group vice president and publisher, to whom Shapiro will report.

A graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Business School, Shapiro was most recently vice president of business development for the Variety‘s Media Division. Prior to joining Variety, he was chief financial officer and operations manager at Meigher Communications.

“Henry’s intimate knowledge of our market and understanding of the Internet make him an ideal choice for this job,” said Koones.

Travis Smith serves as editor of Variety.com.

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