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Jon Fine

Chief Content Officer

Jon Fine is an author, editor and media executive.

Most recently, he was who was most recently acting editor-in-chief of Inc. magazine and Inc.com. He joined Inc. in 2014 as its executive editor, and was subsequently promoted to Executive Director of Editorial and ultimately to acting editor-in-chief. Before that, he was the media columnist for BusinessWeek, for which he won American Society of Business Publication Editors and National Headliner Awards. His memoir of his long-running alternate life as a musician, Your Band Sucks, was published by Penguin in 2015 and received widespread critical acclaim from outlets ranging from the New York Times to The Atlantic to the Philippine Star. However, one reviewer on Amazon mused “I imagine, in a small van, Jon Fine is very hard to take.”

He’s also been Editorial Director of Magnum Photos, where he was a key player in the effort to build a media business from one of the world’s greatest photo archives, and served as a Contributor to CNBC, for which he provided on-air commentary on media and technology issues. His freelance work has appeared in GQ, Vanity Fair, and the Atlantic, among many others, and his work for Food & Wine won a James Beard Award in 2010.

As a guitarist—in Bitch Magnet, Coptic Light and Don Caballero, among others—he’s performed in fifteen countries on three continents and appeared on MTV. Fine graduated from Oberlin College, and lives in Manhattan with his wife, the entrepreneur and venture capitalist Laurel Touby. Among many other extracurricular interests, Fine and Touby are investors in the Michelin-starred Brooklyn restaurant The Four Horsemen. 

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Speaking and Lecturing Requests

Jon is available for speaking, panel moderation and hosting. For speaking and lecturing requests please contact Cheryl Cooney at [email protected].

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Media Requests 

If you are a reporter and want to interview Jon Fine for a story, or if you need FTI research, please contact Cheryl Cooney at [email protected] or 267-342-4300. This includes requests for broadcast appearances.