Kevin C. O'Malley is the SVP, Publisher, and Chief Revenue Officer of ELLE, the #1 fashion magazine brand in the world, which reaches more than 26 million readers, users, followers, and fans across all mediums including print, digital, mobile, and social. O'Malley has led the brand to record-breaking gains in ad revenue and paging, while playing a pivotal role in the evolution of ELLE as a 360-degree multichannel brand. ELLE is an industry leader and the fourth largest magazine in the U.S., when compared to the advertising success of nearly 200 other magazines. The September 2014 issue was the biggest issue of any title that Hearst has ever published in its 127-year-history, beating the record O'Malley set in 2013.
Under O'Malley's direction, ELLE has gained notoriety as an innovative brand partner, designing unique multi-platform programs and creating custom content in conjunction with ELLE's integrated in-house marketing solutions team—ELLE Productions—to offer brands a distinctive experience they can't find anywhere else. And as an innovative first-mover in the fashion and technology space, he has formed several strategic partnerships with influential brands, leading ELLE to collaborate with key partners to produce the first-ever virtual reality fashion shoot experience, a fashion and tech challenge and mentorship program for emerging start-ups, and live experiential events for the Millennial consumer.
In 2014, O'Malley was honored as Publisher of the Year at The Daily Front Row's Fashion Media Awards and inducted into the Media Industry Newsletter's (min) Sales Executive of the Year Hall of Fame. He has also been named Publishing Innovator of the Year by Publishing Executive Magazine and one of the media's Most Intriguing People by min. ELLE has also been named to Adweek's Hot List and Brand Leaders List, as well as Ad Age's A-List more times in the past decade than any other fashion magazine.
O'Malley joined ELLE in his current role in May 2011 from Esquire, where he served as VP, Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer. Under his leadership, which began in 2003, Esquire developed successful brand extensions and digital innovations, including the first-ever electronic magazine cover, interactive cover treatments, a furniture line, and the Esquire Signature Space program. Prior to that he served as President of Emap USA's Sports Division, Vice President and Publisher at Men's Journal, and Associate Publisher at Rolling Stone. O'Malley started his career in publishing at Hearst Magazines in 1987, holding positions at Esquire and in new magazine development.
O'Malley, an avid recreational athlete, lives in Rye, New York with his wife and four sons.
Robbie Myers is the editor-in-chief of ELLE, the #1 fashion magazine brand in the world, which reaches more than 26 million readers, users, followers, and fans across all mediums, including print, digital, mobile, and social. Since Myers became editor-in-chief, ELLE has experienced unprecedented success— including a 53% increase in readership—while maintaining its reputation for covering fashion, luxury, beauty, culture, and social and political issues from a unique perspective, which is informed by Myers' commitment to personal style innovation, journalistic integrity, and bold visual storytelling. Under her editorial leadership, ELLE created the largest issue ever published in Hearst's 126-year-history, in September 2014. It also became the first fashion magazine to: feature content on the Google Glass app; debut an interactive tablet edition; introduce a social shopping platform; and partner with a reality TV show.
In 2014, Myers coordinated a global fashion play across ELLE's International Network, leading more than 25 editions around the world to publish the Angelina Jolie cover and corresponding 16-page fashion portfolio, which ELLE U.S. commissioned, produced, and premiered. Over the past several years Myers has also expanded ELLE's "Women In" editorial and event pillar beyond Hollywood to include Women in TV, Music, Politics, Tech, and Art in celebration of the powerful contributions women in a variety of fields are making to our culture. She is committed to inspiring readers' fashion sensibility and feeding their intellectual curiosity, and she is known for championing serious journalism in women's magazines—famously taking The New Republic to task for asking, "Can Women's Magazines Do Serious Journalism?"
Myers is a former vice president of the American Society of Magazine Editors and has been recognized for her accomplishments throughout the media and fashion industries. Forbes included Myers on its list of Most Powerful U.S. Fashion Magazine Editors; The Business of Fashion featured her as one of the most influential people shaping the global fashion industry on its BoF500 list; and Gotham dubbed her a Media Power Player. She has received three ASME nominations over her career, been honored by the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising for her contributions to the business of fashion, and received the National Breast Cancer Coalition's Leadership Award. ELLE has been named to Adweek's Hot List and Brand Leaders List, and it has been on Ad Age's A-List more times in the past decade than any other fashion magazine. ELLE has also been honored by the Accessories Council with an ACE Award for Magazine of the Year and garnered a record-breaking 21 FiFi awards for editorial excellence from the Fragrance Foundation.
Myers joined ELLE as editor-in-chief in May 2000 from Mirabella, where she had been editor-in-chief since April 1998. Mirabella received a National Magazine Award nomination for Essays and Criticism soon after Myers' appointment. Prior to that, she held senior editorial positions at ELLE, InStyle, and Seventeen, and served as editor-in-chief of Tell, the first joint venture between a television network (NBC) and a magazine company. She started her career at Rolling Stone and worked under Andy Warhol at Interview.
Myers lives in New York City with her husband, Frank Michielli, a partner at architectural firm Michielli + Wyetzner, and their two children.
Alex Gonzalez is the creative director of ELLE, the #1 fashion magazine brand in the world, which reaches more than 26 million readers, users, followers, and fans across all mediums including print, digital, mobile and social. ELLE's readers look to the magazine to interpret fashion through its specific lens—young, modern, sexy, and chic—and Gonzalez is responsible for heading up the visual expression of that spirit. He has an innate understanding of how fashion, luxury, beauty, culture and longform journalism intersect in ELLE, and works closely with Editor-in-Chief Robbie Myers on shaping ELLE's bold visual aesthetic as the brand evolves. He has a storied history in the industry—with both fashion brands and publications—and continues the ELLE tradition of personal style innovation through his collaboration with some of the most talented contributing photographers and stylists in the world.
Gonzalez joined ELLE as creative director in May 2014, previously serving as the artistic director of Marie Claire, and was named executive artistic director of Town & Country in September 2013, a position he still retains.
Throughout his career, Gonzalez has played a key role in the success of several publications including guiding the vision for the re-launch of W as its creative director in 2011, serving as creative director at GQ and Mirabella, and re-launching German Vogue, Manner Vogue, and L'Uomo Vogue. Gonzalez has also held the position of Creative Director at Flair magazine, where he worked with the Mondadori Group to redesign and re-launch the title, ultimately turning it into the second bestselling fashion publication in Italy.
He is also the co-founder and executive creative director of the branding advertising agency AR New York, established in 1996, which translates the heritage of classic brands to the modern consumer. He has created iconic campaigns for an impressive array of clients including Escada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Givenchy, Lanvin, Narciso Rodriguez, Valentino, and Versace, to name a few.
As proud Cuban-American, he serves on the board of El Museo del Barrio, New York's leading Latino cultural institution. He has helped to raise the profile of the museum and its activities through his work with El Museo's annual fundraising gala—a star-studded event dedicated to honoring Latin Americans who have made an extraordinary contribution to the arts.
Gonzalez, a world traveler who is fluent in Italian and Spanish, is based in New York.