Connectiv Adds 10 New Members Since June

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Connectiv, the association for business media and information companies, has added 10 new members since June, including:

Gardner Business Media: A premier publisher for the heart of manufacturing in North America – providing unique, one-of-a-kind, relevant information to the people who power plants, shops, and factories. 

IndustryDive: A digital media company that publishes business news and original analysis for 3 million executives in 13 industries. 

DataStream: Offers tech, organizational and design skills for enriching content.

Decision Council: Offers guidance for strategy, content, marketing and experience, with clients including Siemens, Spotify and Dun & Bradstreet.

East Wind Advisors: East Wind Advisors and its affiliate East Wind Securities (together "East Wind") is an independent, industry-focused investment banking firm founded in 2002 to provide bulge-bracket quality advisory services to a broad client base ranging from large cap to middle market, emerging growth and venture stage companies and financial sponsors. 

InfoCommerce Partner Holdings: Infocommerce Partners is a private equity firm based outside of Boston that pursues a specific and differentiated investment strategy: the Firm focuses on making control investments in high growth services companies at the small end of the middle market. We specialize in buying and building companies in partnership with existing owners or management teams.  

Lester USA: Provides solutions including data-as-a-service for publishing, non-profit, technology and marketing industries.

Leverage Lab: Founded by AnnMarie Wills, who brings more than 20 years of experience with companies such as SourceMedia, Penton Media, Knight Ridder and Vance Publishing, Leverage Lab offers audience development consulting and helps advance organizational data competency to maximum advantage.

SquareStack: Organizes small and medium business’s software and web applications across the board, including organizing and curating all business applications and website links into one secure dashboard. 

W.B. Grimes: Investment banker that’s represented owners and publishers in the sale and acquisition and valuation of thousands of daily, weekly and shopper newspapers, alternative and city papers and niche seniors, real estate and parenting magazines.

Matt Matt Kinsman is vice president of content + programming at Connectiv, the only association focused on the integrated b-to-b model—including publications, events, digital media, marketing services and business information. Prior to joining Connectiv's predecessor American Business Media in 2011, Kinsman was executive editor of Folio:, the leading information provider for the magazine industry.