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CEO | Best Version Media | Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA
Dave Durand is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, speaker and radio personality who serves as CEO of Best Version Media (BVM), an international media company located in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Durand’s leadership at BVM has been recognized by several organizations like Glassdoor, Corporate Livewire and BizTimes Media.
When was your organization founded, and where? What is the story behind how your organization began?
Best Version Media started in 2007 with the vision of Dave Durand (CEO), Pete Ericksen (COO) and Paul Lubinski (CPO). The trio developed a small handful of magazines in the Milwaukee area for a five year incubation stage before the company expanded across the U.S. in 2012.
Today BVM is one of the fastest growing privately held media companies in North America – serving residents, homeowners associations, villages and local businesses across the U.S. and Canada.
What leadership habits and cultural values have led to your company-organization’s success and recognitions?
Best Version Media has a highly awarded culture that can be described by our three pillars: professional will, a compassionate heart and a fun-loving spirit. These pillars are based on a foundation of humility and they help guide our people to make great decisions in both their personal and professional lives. We understand the importance of hard work, but we also like to have fun when it’s appropriate.
What is the current state of your industry?
The print media industry has changed tremendously in the past decade. While local and national newspapers and subscription-based magazines continue to adjust to the changing industry, BVM’s unique business model has resulted in remarkable growth every year since the company’s founding in 2007. Our publications are mailed directly to residents and, as a result, our distribution numbers continue to climb annually. In 2018, BVM distributed more than 22 million publications across the U.S. and Canada — a number that is projected to exceed 30 million by the end of this year.
How many worldwide locations does your company-organization you have and where are they?
Best Version Media is headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee. BVM also has an office location in Green Bay, Wisconsin and our independently contracted Publishers are located in hundreds of communities across the United States and Canada.
Dave Durand, CEO | Best Version Media | Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA
It’s a privilege to build with the excellent people at BVM. Awards like this are always a shared honor. Winning this prestigious honor has been exciting and motivating for our people. Our publications not only help small businesses thrive, but they also bring communities closer together each month. Our success would not be possible without our amazing people, clients and readers that support us. It’s always great to have your company recognized as the best in the business, and we look forward to more recognition in the years to come.
What makes your company-organization’s products-services-solutions special?
Best Version Media has a unique and highly effective branding approach that helps businesses connect with local residents in their area. Our publications are mailed directly to consumers and provide readers with family-friendly, local content. BVM publications boast an 89% open rate, which assures our advertisers that relevant eyes will see their ads each month.
What has winning a Global Excellence Award been like for you, your organization, and/or employees?
Winning this prestigious honor has been exciting and motivating for our people. Our publications not only help small businesses thrive, but they also bring communities closer together each month. Our success would not be possible without our amazing people, clients and readers that support us. It’s always great to have your company recognized as the best in the business, and we look forward to more recognition in the years to come.
Best Version Media
Best Version Media distributes family-friendly publications to millions of readers each year. Our highly effective branding strategy connects small businesses to local residents in their area.