Ian Bell (CEO)

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For other uses, see Ian Bell (disambiguation). Ian Bell (CEO)_sentence_0

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Ian BellIan Bell (CEO)_header_cell_0_0_0
BornIan Bell (CEO)_header_cell_0_1_0 (1976-10-12) October 12, 1976 (age 44)Ian Bell (CEO)_cell_0_1_1
NationalityIan Bell (CEO)_header_cell_0_2_0 AmericanIan Bell (CEO)_cell_0_2_1
EducationIan Bell (CEO)_header_cell_0_3_0 University of OregonIan Bell (CEO)_cell_0_3_1
OccupationIan Bell (CEO)_header_cell_0_4_0 CEO of Designtechnica Corp.Ian Bell (CEO)_cell_0_4_1
Known forIan Bell (CEO)_header_cell_0_5_0 Digital Trends, The ManualIan Bell (CEO)_cell_0_5_1
Board member ofIan Bell (CEO)_header_cell_0_6_0 The Outdoor ProjectIan Bell (CEO)_cell_0_6_1

Ian Bell (born October 12, 1976) is co-founder of technology news and reviews site Digital Trends and men’s lifestyle site The Manual, both owned by the privately held Designtechnica, where he serves as CEO. Ian Bell (CEO)_sentence_1

In 2017 he was named a finalist for EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year award. Ian Bell (CEO)_sentence_2

Prior to founding Digital Trends, Bell held positions at Intel, Lockheed Martin, and The Ostler Group, a strategic marketing firm. Ian Bell (CEO)_sentence_3

Career Ian Bell (CEO)_section_0

Digital Trends Ian Bell (CEO)_section_1

Main article: Digital Trends Ian Bell (CEO)_sentence_4

Bell co-founded Digital Trends in 2006 with Dan Gaul, who is currently CTO. Ian Bell (CEO)_sentence_5

The pair started the site above a small furniture store in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Ian Bell (CEO)_sentence_6

Their goal was “to share with the world their love for home theater, cars, and all things tech -- but from their unique viewpoint that technology should be fun, easy to use, and designed well.” In May 2009, Digital Trends moved its headquarters from Lake Oswego into the US Bancorp Tower in Downtown Portland, Oregon. Ian Bell (CEO)_sentence_7

The company opened a second office in New York City in 2012, and in 2014 Bell launched Digital Trends en Español, a Spanish-language version of the technology site led by Editor-in-Chief Juan Garcia. Ian Bell (CEO)_sentence_8

Bell has remained focused on maintaining a profitable business, even as the sites he co-founded have grown. Ian Bell (CEO)_sentence_9

“Being profitable has always been at the forefront of what we want to do,” he told media and marketing news site Digiday in 2016. Ian Bell (CEO)_sentence_10

“You have to be a little more strategic, and if you fail, you fail a lot quicker.” In late summer of that year, Re/Code reported on a deal with Conde Nast to acquire Digital Trends for $120 million, noting that the site was expected to generate $30 million in revenue for the year and around $6 million in profit. Ian Bell (CEO)_sentence_11

Bell denied that his company was in talks, but acknowledged that he "is periodically approached by would-be buyers." Ian Bell (CEO)_sentence_12

Digiday wrote about the deal as well, comparing the site's traffic to "such properties as the Purch network, CNET and The Verge, and ahead of USA Today Tech, Yahoo Tech, and Business Insider’s Tech Insider." Ian Bell (CEO)_sentence_13

In 2010, Bell settled a sexual harassment lawsuit at Digital Trends. Ian Bell (CEO)_sentence_14

The Manual Ian Bell (CEO)_section_2

Bell and Gaul co-founded men's lifestyle site The Manual in 2012. Ian Bell (CEO)_sentence_15

According to the site, "The Manual is simple — we show men how to live a life that is more engaged. Ian Bell (CEO)_sentence_16

Whether it be fashion, food, drink, travel, grooming, or culture, we’re here to provide insight into it all." Ian Bell (CEO)_sentence_17

The Manual is run by Editor in Chief Cator Sparks. Ian Bell (CEO)_sentence_18

Awards Ian Bell (CEO)_section_3

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  • 2017 - Bell was named a finalist for EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year award. 2016 winners include J.W. Bill Marriott, Ben Chestnut, founder of MailChimp, and Fitbit founder James Park.Ian Bell (CEO)_item_0_0
  • 2015 - Bell was named to the Portland Business Journal’s 40 under 40.Ian Bell (CEO)_item_0_1
  • 2004–2011 – Bell was the recipient of Microsoft MVP award for Digital Media.Ian Bell (CEO)_item_0_2


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