Craig Eidem joins The Seattle Times as vice president of information technology

For Immediate Release — Aug. 8, 2017
Lindsay Taylor, Consumer Marketing Manager

SEATTLE — The Seattle Times has named Craig Eidem vice president of information technology of the company. As The Seattle Times’ VP of IT, Eidem will lead the technology functions and drive strategic cross-company initiatives to maximize the media company’s journalistic mission. Most recently, he served as AboveCloud’s chief technology officer, where he oversaw all aspects of engineering, development and information technology.

“The addition of Craig to The Seattle Times executive team emphasizes our continued focus and commitment to furthering our rapid digital growth,” said Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Alan Fisco. “As the second-largest newspaper on the West Coast, Craig’s knowledge and background will help build on the phenomenal success we are currently experiencing in growing our digital subscriber volume and revenue, where we are significantly outperforming our peers.”

Eidem will report to Fisco and serve as a member of The Seattle Times’ senior leadership team. As the leader of technology, Eidem will champion the next phase of innovation and growth for The Seattle Times.

“As a Seattle native, I’m excited to lead the numerous technology initiatives at The Seattle Times,” said Eidem.

Eidem will bring 17 years of experience leading large-scale IT organizations for national network and cloud-based companies implementing new systems and business models. His expertise includes developing cloud-based architecture, developing national hosted voice platforms, aligning network operating costs and leading organizations through transformational change.

Eidem’s leadership and experience will help with a number of initiatives slated for later this year and next year that will support the Advertising Department’s revenue objectives and the Newsroom’s “digital-first” publishing goals.

Before joining AboveCloud, Eidem served as MegaPath’s executive vice president of technology, where he transformed an 85-person software development team into a highly effective Agile/Scrum team with 9 successful releases on time and on budget. Prior to MegaPath, he was CTO for Broadvox, CTO for Fusion, director of information technology and facilities at Meteorcomm, CTO of Best Buy – Speakeasy Division, senior engineering manager of Honeywell International and CTO of ReturnsOnline.

Eidem began his role on July 31.