John Cribb and Gary Greene are pleased to announce that Randy Cope has become a partner in, and managing director of, the newly named “Cribb, Greene & Cope” (formerly “Cribb, Greene & Associates”). The change took place September 1st, 2015. Cribb, Greene & Cope is a media brokerage, appraisal and consulting firm with offices in Montana, Virginia and Missouri.
“Randy is one of those ‘still waters run deep’ kind of guys” said Cribb, “and his operational experience is extensive.” “We are very fortunate to now have three industry-experienced and seasoned managing directors able to provide the bandwidth for any brokerage, valuation or consulting assignment.” “Randy brings vast and unique experience to our company that we believe will greatly benefit our clients and help us continue our mission of service to the industry,” said Gary Greene.
Randy started his career working most every position at his family’s newspaper, the Neosho (MO) Daily News, eventually following his grandfather and father as publisher.
The newspaper was sold in the late 1980’s to American Publishing Company (APC), the company he credits with teaching him how to operate newspapers. With APC Randy served as publisher of the Northwest Arkansas Times in Fayetteville, Arkansas and also as a regional manager.
In 1999 Randy went to work for Liberty Group Publishing, first as regional manager and later, as it transitioned into Gatehouse Publishing, as Co-President and Co-COO. He was involved in all aspects of the company’s operation, including Internet strategy, capital expenditure strategy, and revenue enhancement programs.
Form 2008 to 2013 Randy served as President and CEO of Dallas-based American Consolidated Media (ACM), which had over 60 publications in eight states. In that role he worked with the owners, lenders, and board of directors to develop and then execute a strategic plan that was balanced between maximizing the print products while aggressively increasing the digital side of the business.
Formed in 1923 by Clyde Knox in Kansas City, Cribb, Greene & Cope is the oldest newspaper and publication brokerage in the United States. The firm has sold thousands of publishing companies over the past ninety plus years, and has appraised thousands more. Cribb, Greene & Cope specializes in brokerage, appraisal and consulting in the media space, and has offices in Montana, Virginia and Missouri.
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