Tim Peterman brings interactive commerce expertise to business

LEXINGTON, Ky., March 25 — Tim A. Peterman, an experienced media executive whose career has focused on building, acquiring and operating interactive media and commerce businesses, has been named president of The J. Peterman Company.

Peterman will succeed his father and founder of the company, John Peterman, in the chief operating role. John Peterman will remain active in the company, and become the chairman.

Tim Peterman, 40, joins the family business after serving six years at The E.W. Scripps Company, a diversified media enterprise based in Cincinnati. In his role as senior vice president of corporate development for Scripps, Peterman helped guide the company`s expanding presence in the Internet commerce marketplace.

Peterman will leave Scripps to join The J. Peterman Company on April 1.


“Tim is uniquely qualified to help us continue to build The J. Peterman Company into an innovative brand that`s able to leverage the power and utility that the Internet makes possible for our customers,” said John Peterman. “We couldn`t be more fortunate to have him on board.”

Peterman will oversee one of the country`s most recognized, specialty retail brands. The J. Peterman Company offers a growing range of interesting and unique products, including men`s and women`s apparel, home furnishings, one-of-a-kind, kitchen-ware, antiques and more. The company`s commerce Web site (jpeterman.com ) and catalogue are universally known for their creative and entertaining writing style, as well as being sources for interesting and factual information about and related to the products the company sells. The company`s recently launched content site, Peterman`s Eye (petermanseye.com ) is described as “a daily brief for curious minds.”

While at Scripps, Peterman was responsible for initiating the acquisitions of the company`s online comparison shopping services, Shopzilla (shopzilla.com) and uSwitch (uswitch.com), and for a time provided operational oversight for the two businesses.


Before joining Scripps, Peterman worked three years at Interactive Corp., including time spent serving as chief financial officer of the company`s entertainment division (which included USA Network & SciFi Channel and its related websites usanetwork.com & scifichannel.com) as well the company`s electronic commerce business, HSN (hsn.com). Prior to Interactive Corp., Peterman held senior financial management positions at Sinclair Communications Inc. and Tribune Company.

Peterman, who graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1989 with a bachelor`s degree in accounting, began his career as a senior auditor for Peat Marwick in Chicago.

The J. Peterman Company is a leading lifestyle brand that has been dedicated to delivering interesting and factual entertainment and products to its customers around the globe for more than 20 years through catalogs, retail and the Internet. The company`s recently launched Peterman`s Eye (petermanseye.com ), is the company`s first advertising-supported content site, dedicated to delivering a daily brief to curious minds around the world. For additional information, visit jpeterman.com, or email us at [email protected]


Source: The J. Peterman Company

CONTACT: The J. Peterman Company, +1-859-254-0779, fax +1-859-254-0869, [email protected]

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