SVP & Special Assistant to the CEO
Lincoln Millstein is a senior vice president of Hearst Corporation and special assistant to the chief executive officer, Steven R. Swartz. In this role, which he assumed June 1, 2013, he is a senior advisor to Swartz on a wide range of issues.
Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. Its major interests include magazine, newspaper and business publishing, cable networks, television and radio broadcasting, digital businesses, TV production and distribution, newspaper features distribution, business information and real estate.
Millstein was promoted to executive vice president and deputy group head of Hearst Newspapers in 2012, having previously been senior vice president of Hearst Newspapers and director of digital media since he joined the company in 2005.
Millstein is one of the recognized digital pioneers in newspapers. He co-founded Boston.com for the Boston Globe in 1995 and ran it for five years before moving to New York as executive vice president of New York Times Digital. After joining Hearst, he spearheaded numerous industry initiatives including the Newspaper Consortium with Yahoo! in 2006, the creation of the first industry private exchange, quadrantONE, a partnership with Zillow.com and the creation of the industry retail joint venture Wanderful Media in 2012. Most recently, Millstein took on the additional responsibility as acting CEO of Hearst Autos, a new business unit which Car and Driver and Road&Track magazines and their web sites, as well as the Jumpstart advertising network and Veretech holdings, which provides lead generation solutions for auto dealers.
Millstein has held numerous editorial positions during his career, including business editor at both the Hartford Courant and Boston Globe, and city editor and managing editor, features at the Globe.
He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, where he was editor-in-chief of the student newspaper. He was a National Endowment for the Humanities Professional Journalism Fellow at Stanford University from 1980 to 1981.