About Us

Internet Retailer Magazine was launched in March 1999 by Faulkner & Gray, a unit of Thomson Reuters. It was purchased in 2000 by F&G CEO Jack Love and some members of his management team, who left Thomson to form Vertical Web Media.

Vertical Web Media is a privately held company based in Chicago that focuses on providing business intelligence for the e-commerce market. Starting with one magazine, VWM has since started a dozen other information product aimed at this market and is now the largest publisher in the e-commerce field.

Our Mission

From its beginning, Vertical Web Media has been a journalistically driven enterprise which has as its mission to be the largest and most credible provider of objective business information on the market trends, technology, competitive practices and people that are shaping the e-commerce industry. We define our target market - the e-commerce business - broadly to include all forms of consumer and business transactions on the Internet that involve a purchase and exchange of value.

Our Products

Starting with the monthly Internet Retailer Magazine that began in 1999, Vertical Web Media has launched on average a new publication or information service every year since. It now operates a monthly magazine, two web sites, two e-mail newsletters, three conferences and trade shows, and five research guides - all directed to various aspects of the e-commerce business.

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The Flagship Magazine

The Flagship Magazine

Internet Retailer Magazine is the largest monthly magazine in e-retailing with 44,000 subscribers. All articles are staff-written and cover strategies and practices that produce success in e-retailing.

Internet Retailer Web Site

The Website

Launched in 2000 and completely revamped in 2010, InternetRetailer.com is the most visited informational web site in e-commerce with more than 250,000 unique monthly visitors. Content is updated daily.

Internet Retailer Newsletters


Our e-mail newsletters include IRNewsLink, a daily report on e-retailing practices and strategies with 45,000 subscribers, and E-Commerce Technology Report, a weekly on new e-commerce technologies.

Internet Retailer Conferences


We operate three annual conferences, including the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition, the world's largest e-commerce show; the Web Design & Usability Conference; and the Mobile Commerce Forum.

Internet Retailer Research Guides

Research Guides

Our five annual e-commerce research publications include the data-rich Top 500 Guide, the #1 e-commerce market research publication, which ranks and profiles the 500 largest e-retailers in the U.S.

Internet Retailer Online Guides

Online Guides

In 2009, we introduced the Top500Guide.com, a web-accessed database on e-retailing that allows subscribers to create hundreds of custom reports from the more than 100,000 facts from the Top 500 Guide.

Editorial Management

Allison Enright


Zak Stambor

Managing Editor

Thad Rueter

Senior Editor

Web News Editor

Katie Evans

Senior Editor

Amy Dusto

Associate Editor

Frank Tong

Senior Editor, China

Editorial Research

Bill Briggs

Senior Editor

Stefany Moore

Associate Director, Research

Jonathan Love

Assistant Editor

Sylvia De Oliveira
Director of Latin American Research

Advertising Sales

Judy Dellert

Southeast Advertising Manager

Nancy Bernardini

Northeast Advertising Manager

Dave Cappelli

Western Advertising Manager

Cindy Wilkins

Midwest / Intl. Advertising Manager

Oliver Love

Classified Advertising Manager

Elizabeth Riley-Green

Advertising Manager, Research

Matt Holmes

Advertising Services
Manager/Client Services

Tom Duggan

Vice President, Sales and
Product Development

Web Management & Marketing

Farnia Ghavami

Director of Web Operations

Tom Chambers

Production Director

Matt Love

Web Production Manager

Adam Campbell

Graphic Designer

Erin Dowd

Marketing Director

Anna Applegate
Marketing Copywriter

Teresa Covelli

IT Manager

Tom Zeien

HTML Production & Junior Graphic Designer

Finance Department

Sue Kroeger

Financial Manager

Bob Hannigan

Special Services

Chaz McCrobie-Quinn

Web Licensing / Circulation Manager

Winnie Lee
Customer Service Coordinator