Nikki Pirrello has been promoted to president and publisher of Pensions & Investments, previously holding the title of chief operating officer, Crain Communications announced Thursday.
Ms. Pirrello, who is based in New York, was promoted to COO for the brand in 2020. As COO, she led its business operations and strategy globally, which included oversight of events, marketing, sales, custom content and research. Her role will expand to lead editorial and digital, and work closely with global asset managers and asset owners to develop solutions to engage the brand's audience and further the mission of providing a secure retirement for participants and members around the world.
"Nikki has been at the forefront of the remarkable growth that Pensions & Investments has seen over the last several years," said KC Crain, president and chief executive officer of Crain Communications, parent company of Pensions & Investments. "Nikki's leadership has established a strong vision for the brand that allows her team to innovate while continuing to deliver top-tier journalism essential to the institutional investment market."
Ms. Pirrello joined P&I in 2007.
"I am incredibly excited about my new role with Pensions & Investments and look forward to working closely with Jennifer Ablan, our editor-in-chief, and Julie Parten, our SVP commercial operations, as well as the rest of the P&I team," Ms. Pirrello said. "It has been such a pleasure working with this brand over the past many years, and I feel honored to be leading us into the next era with an incredibly talented team that is committed to our mission of providing the best and most valuable content for institutional investors globally."
Since Ms. Pirrello joined Pensions & Investments, the brand has successfully expanded its global conference business and developed and grown its custom publishing and research capabilities. Ms. Pirrello also supported the launch of the P&I Research Center and the shift to a digital-first newsroom.
Prior to joining P&I, Ms. Pirrello served in senior marketing roles at Lebhar-Friedman and Scholastic. She previously worked on the agency side producing corporate communications materials, videos, commercials, digital content and live events for a variety of clients in the finance and transportation industries.
Ms. Parten, previously head of sales at P&I, will now oversee all commercial operations related to revenue generation and strategic partnerships, working with clients and the team to develop products and solutions to connect asset managers and investors, Ms. Pirrello said.