Dan Ferrisi, a veteran journalist who has been covering the commercial AV space for 18 years, has joined CE Pro’s sister publication Commercial Integrator (CI) as the new Editor-in-Chief. Ferrisi began his career at Sound & Communications, an industry trade publication, back in 2004, including the past four years as editor. He also had a six-year stint as editor of The Music & Sound Retailer.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be joining Commercial Integrator as its new editor-in-chief,” says Ferrisi. “CI’s mission of helping integrators run their businesses more effectively is essential in these dynamic, ever-evolving times. I look forward to leading what is already a top-notch editorial team, and we’re collectively committed to growing and maintaining CI’s strong reputation as a digital and print leader.”
Launched in 2011, Commercial Integrator is the leading online and print resource for the commercial AV and IT integration industry. The website and publication focus on covering the latest technology trends, business management and operations, and installation applications. CI is published monthly in print and its vast online audience reaches more than 100,000 unique visitors monthly on average.
“We could not be more thrilled to be able to bring onboard someone of Dan’s stature to lead Commercial Integrator,” says Jason Knott, chief content officer for Emerald’s Connected Brands group. “His deep knowledge of the industry will help bring CI to an even higher level of engagement with its audience. Dan is truly a thought-leader and evangelist for the channel.”
The Commercial Integrator team is based in Framingham, Mass. Ferrisi will continue to work from his home base in New York.
Commercial Integrator is published by Emerald (Nasdaq: EEX), a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. Emerald strives to build customers’ businesses by creating opportunities that inspire, amaze, and deliver breakthrough results. With over 140 events each year and numerous websites and publications, Emerald’s teams are creators and connectors who are thoroughly immersed in the industries they serve and committed to supporting the communities in which they operate.