The Dolan Company, parent company of The Daily Record, announced that Mark A. McEachen has been appointed as its new chief executive officer, effective June 30. McEachen, 56, brings an extensive body of leadership experience as a senior executive in media, information and entertainment companies.
“Mark’s successful track record in the media and information industry makes him the right person to lead Dolan to new levels of success,” said Sean Britain, a member of the board of directors and a principal at Bayside Capital Inc. “He is a proven leader who will build upon the company’s strong foundation.” Investment funds advised by Bayside Capital hold a majority ownership position in the Dolan Company.
Most recently, McEachen served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Freedom Communications Inc., a national information and media company. He began working for Freedom Communications in 2009. Before that, McEachen served as chief financial officer of Fabrik Inc., a designer, manufacturer and marketer of online services solutions; and prior to that, he was the interim chief executive officer and chief operating and financial officer of BridgeCo Inc., a digital entertainment networking company.
He holds an MBA and bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Windsor, and a bachelor’s degree in economics and history from the University of Western Ontario.
“I am honored and excited to lead the company,” McEachen said. “I look forward to working closely with a very talented team as we continue to grow the Company and realize its full potential.”
The Dolan Company is a leading provider of professional services and business information to the legal, financial and real estate sectors. It publishes business journals, court and commercial media, and other highly focused information products, operates websites, and produces events for targeted legal and professional audiences in each of the 19 geographic markets that it serves across the United States.
The company also provides specialized outsourced services to the legal profession primarily through its Counsel Press subsidiary, the nation’s largest provider of appellate services to the legal community. Following the company’s emergence from bankruptcy on June 12 as Dolan LLC, a private company, it continues to do business as The Dolan Company.