Jack Love is a co-founder and CEO of Vertical Web Media, LLC, which publishes all of Internet Retailer’s electronic and print publications and conferences. Prior to establishing VWM in 2000, Love was president and CEO of Faulkner & Gray, a company he helped found in 1982 and sold to Thomson Reuters in 1992. As CEO before and after that acquisition, Love built F&G into a $100-million publishing business by 2000, when he left F&G to start VWM. At its formation, Vertical Web Media purchased from Thomson the assets of Internet Retailer magazine which Love, Kurt Peters, Mark Brohan and Nancy Bernardini had started a year earlier at F&G. Love and his new partners at VWM launched IR in 1999 while they were at Thomson.
Prior to his career in publishing, Love was a business journalist, including most notably a 14-year-stint at Business Week Magazine, where he rose to the post of Senior Editor. In addition to his corporate responsibilities at VWM, Love is publisher of Internet Retailer Publications, supervising the policies, performance and direction of the company’s periodicals and web sites. He is the author of “McDonald’s: Behind the Arches,” a best-selling history of the McDonald’s franchising and money-making machine, published in 1986 by Bantam Books.