William Penn 1963



Jonathan Markey

9032 Cypress Glen Court
Weeki Wachee, Fl 34613



Highly accomplished and results-driven executive with over 30 years of experience and a demonstrated track record of increasing profits and reducing operating expenses.  Proven results in growing and turning around existing businesses, setting and executing strategic business strategies, objectives,  and delivering sustained profits.



Core competencies

  • Team leadership and development         
  • Continuous Improvement strategy and execution
  • Bottom-line growth
  • New product development
  • Diversity development
  • Systems strategy
  • M&A
  • Print manufacturing operations


Professional Experience


PPS-Enterprises, Weeki Wachee, Florida                            Jan 2008 – present


Consulting organization focusing on process, people and systems integration.


North Jersey Media Group, Hackensack, New Jersey      Sept 1996 – Dec 2008

President and Chief Operating Officer - Responsible for $210,000,000 business.

  • Drove the organization’s growth and development by aggressively pursuing an expansion strategy, deploying new assets on the Internet while reducing unit operating expenses. Grown from one daily paper to two dailies, 50 weeklies plus Internet.
  • Developed multiple new weekly and non-weekly titles to expand market footprint.
  • Moved the organization’s culture and capabilities to the future.
  • Focused the company’s energy into Continuous Improvement
  • Built a more diverse product line supported by an increasingly diverse workforce.
  • Drove the development of the most sophisticated systems structure within North-American newspaper industry.
  • Developed strategy, lead organizational change and delivered on-time and under budget $60,000,000 capital expansion.

EVP Manufacturing and Sales                                               Oct 1994 – Aug 1996

Responsibility for all sales departments of the company, including advertising, circulation, niche products and commercial printing plus ongoing responsibility for all manufacturing operations within two facilities covering all aspects of daily newspaper production plus an extensive commercial printing operation.

  • Totally reorganized the various sales arms of the company to reduce administrative overhead and provide the maximum coordination of efforts.
  • Consolidated tele-sell into one department representing both circulation and transient classified sales.
  • Commercial revenues grown from zero to $18,000,000 in less than thirty months.
  • Personally sold contracts valued at more than $4,000,000 annually.

Vice President of Manufacturing                                             Oct 1992 - Oct 1994
Responsible for prepress, press, distribution, fleet, and garage.
Two plants, page facsimile communications providing manufacturing for two company-owned papers. Additional responsibility for the development of commercial printing sales and revenue. Budgeted 1993 revenue goal of $1,500,000.

  • First contract sold had an annual value of $1,300,000.
  • Member of the operating committee.
  • Executed strategy to reduce number of vendors and improved newsprint purchasing costs by 15%.

Tri-Star Web Graphics                                                          Dec 1990 - Sept 1992
President, a Houston based commercial insert printer serving a six state market. Took over a company that was losing money and market-share.

  • Prior year results were a net loss of $300,000 on sales of $16,000,000. First year results with no new capital expenditures or investment was a net profit of $400,000 of sales of $15,900,000.
  • 1991 moved to expand market share, develop a wider base of heat set business to blend with the cold web base.
  • Full year 1992 results were $20,000,000 revenue with a net in excess of $1,400,000.
  • Company number one in market share in the region, taking business from larger competitors -- Houston Chronicle, Sullivan Graphics.
  • Reduced fixed expenses during year one by more than $30,000 per month by improved financial controls and reduction of administrative personnel.

A.D. Weiss Lithograph, Hollywood, Florida.                        May 1989 - Nov 1990
Vice President of Manufacturing, The company was the largest magazine printer in the state. Took over a technologically obsolete facility with a demoralized workforce and re-equipped and re-energized the operation.

  • Installed two 8-unit, M-1000BE heat set magazine presses.
  • Upgraded the saddle-bindery operation.
  • Operating expenses were reduced through reorganization of workflow and manning reductions.
  • Middle-management staff was reduced by 50%.
  • Initiated company-wide safety program.
  • Full time staffing was reduced from 430 to 365 handling increased volume with greatly improved quality and performance.

Gannett Offset, Gannett.                                                    Aug 1984 - April 1988

  • Increased division from $4,000,000 to $35,000,000.
  • Built six plants to print USA Today and commercial printing. Plants reported directly to me.
  • Developed a national sales force to sell into those facilities and the other Gannett plants that had offset presses.
  • All prepress was centralized to service all plants.


USA Today,                                                                          Jun 1983 - Aug 1984
Production Director,

Responsible for all production operations at USA Today headquarters.

Gannett                                                                                 Dec 1981 - May 1983
Manager of Quality Assurance, Responsible for all quality assurance activities for Gannett including USA Today field sites.

  • Created and implemented all quality training programs and standard operating procedures for USA Today operations from initial startup in September 1982.
  • Ran hands-on training at the first seventeen print sites.

GANSAT subsidiary of Gannett and predecessor to USA Today  Apr 1981 - Dec 1981
Print Manager, Responsible for all research, design and testing of quality programs, concepts and procedures that lead to the successful launch.

Professional affiliations:

  • American Society for Quality Control,
  • Board of Directors Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey
  • National Association Minority Media Executives
  • National Association of Black Journalists
  • Board of Directors New Jersey Press Association
  • Member of the steering committee of the New Jersey Newspaper Network
  • Former member board of directors NonHeatset Section PIA; TAGA; Executive committee of the R&E Council of the Graphic Arts, SNAP.


Training and Education:

  • University of Delaware
  • Gannett management development program
  • Advanced Executive Program, Kellogg Business School



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