EVAN SCHUMAN

26 Academy Drive East
Whippany, NJ 07981
Office: (973) 993-8098

E-Mail: eschuman@thecontentfirm.com

EXPERIENCE
Computerworld, Framingham, MA
Weekly Columnist (contractor), December 2013 – Present
Write a weekly column covering security, mobile and privacy issues for this 40-year-old newspaper covering IT issues for a global audience.

The Content Firm, Whippany, NJ
CEO, January 2002 – Present
Founded and manage this Business-to-Business editorial content creation business (www.thecontentfirm.com), where we prepare all manner of content (blogs, case studies, podcasts, webcasts, etc.) for a wide range of businesses and media organizations, for both editorial and marketing purposes. Clients include McKinsey, MIT, TechCrunchDell, the American Institute of Architects (AIA)HealthSpring, National SemiconductorSun Microsystems and SAP. Specialize in social and corporate blog content and podcasts, stressing the need for credibility in content to attract and retain a desired audience segment.

Paybefore.com, New York, NY
Acting Editor-in-Chief, June 2016 – October 2016
Oversaw editorial operations for PayBefore, Pay Magazine, Pay Connect, Pay News, Pay Gov, Pay Op-Ed and Pay Week. Covered for the Editor-in-Chief during her maternity leave.

PaymentFacilitator.com
, Denver, CO
Editor-in-Chief, October 2015 – June 2016
Launched this advertiser-supported site tracking payments and retail IT issues.

PaymentsSource.com
, New York, NY
Writer, March 2015 – October 2015
Covered retail IT, security, mobile and other payments issue for this payments publication as a salaried part-timer.

PYMNTS.com
, Boston, MA
Senior VP/Content, July 2014 – December 2014
Oversaw the content team and produces 11 newsletters a week (twice a day on weekdays and once on Saturday) covering various aspects of payments technology including retail, security and mobile.

FierceMarkets, 
Washington, D.C.
Editor, StorefrontBacktalk December 2012 – August 2013 (as a property of FierceMarkets)
Joined FierceMarkets fulltime immediately after selling StorefrontBacktalk to them. During the transition, launched FierceRetail as a daily news publication covering all aspects of retail globally as well as FierceMobileRetail, a weekly focused on retail mobile issues and ran StorefrontBacktalk.

StorefrontBacktalk.com
, Whippany, NJ
Editor, May 2006 – December 2012 (as a property of The Content Firm)
Founded this media outlet tracking retail technology issues, one that attracted more than 50,000 subscribers (some of whom were paid Premium subscribers) of top IT execs with the largest retail chains and was quoted as a retail expert source in The Wall Street Journal, Time magazine, MSNBC, Forbes, Reuters, BusinessWeek, Wired, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, Consumer Reports, U.S. News & World Report, American Banker, The Detroit Free Press, Sacramento Bee, among others. Wrote regular columns for CBSNews.com and RetailWeek (the UK's largest retail publication). Sold StorefrontBacktalk to a B2B publisher (Fierce Markets) in December 2012.

Ziff-Davis
, New York, NY
Retail Editor, July 2004 – January 2008
Served as retail editor (columnist, reporter) for several Ziff publications, including eWEEK, PCMagazine, CIOInsight and Baseline. Initiated coverage of retail technology for this B2B publisher.
Triangle Publishing Services Co., Inc., Newton, MA
VP/Editor-in-Chief, October 2000 – December 2001
When my company was acquired by Triangle, I became the privately-held corporation's VP/Editor-in-Chief, overseeing all aspects of print, online and multimedia content. Managed content projects for companies ranging from BusinessWeek and DoubleClick to Microsoft and Oracle . Also created a wide range of Web content products, including Triangle Ultimate Research and Buzz Filter, plus managed all multimedia content creation.

Schuman Technology Editorial Consulting, Whippany, NJ
Principal, September 1999 - October 2000
This editorial/marketing high-tech consulting operation offers a diverse range of services, from Web editorial content, streaming Internet audio projects, media relations, media training, editorial management, speech writing, marketing and many different types of print editorial projects. Projects included the creation and management of Internet World Radio for Penton Media, a series of E-Commerce audio profiles for Web Review, keynote speech writing for Cable & Wireless, producing a consumer finance radio series for Intuit, writing E-Commerce columns forIBM, public relations consulting for OKI Data and consulting with startups seeking seed money. Other clients included: CompaqMicrosoftCon EdisonLebhar-Friedman(Nation's Restaurant News); CMP MediaManning, Selvage & LeeCapitol One;Ziff-Davis (InteractiveWeek); Buerger Media & MarketingEastwick Communications; and J.P. Morgan.

EDUCATION
The American University, Washington, DC