Paul Maidment, Principal & Editor-in-Chief

Paul-MaidmentPaul Maidment was inducted into min’s Digital Hall of Fame in 2010 and is the recipient of many industry awards, including Editor of the Year and Media Business Innovation Awards. Before founding Bystander Media in 2010, he was editor of and executive editor of Forbes for almost a decade. Under his editorial leadership, grew its audience twelvefold to a peak of 18 million monthly unique visitors, transforming the magazine’s website into a leading online destination for business, finance and up-scale lifestyle.

Before joining Forbes at the start of 2001, Paul was the founding editor of the Financial Times‘ web site  In a similar joint print-online role intended to transform the editorial culture and operations at the newspaper, he launched the site in 1995. The FT was the first English language daily to have an integrated print-online newsroom. was the first non-U.S. site to win two Eppy Awards.

Paul’s earlier career includes a decade as a foreign correspondent and editor with The Economist in Asia, Europe and the U.S. as well as time with the Asian Wall Street Journal and the BBC. That depth of experience and breadth of media gives him a uniquely global perspective on the changes transforming the global economy and the publishing industry. He speaks, writes and broadcasts as an expert on both topics. His signature web video column, Notes on the News, about the intersection of global business, politics and economics, is the recipient of a Media Business Best Online Business Video Award.

Lisa Martineau, Director of Editorial Services

lisa-martineauLisa Martineau has long experience of producing both long- and short-form editorial content, teaching and mentoring. She was Tokyo correspondent for The Guardian and worked on the newspaper’s Foreign Desk in London. She has been a political columnist for Eurobusiness, and has written for the Financial TimesThe Economist, International Herald Tribune, Euromoney, Business Traveller, Foreign Report, The Globe and Mail and Lisa taught creative writing at The Hudson School.

She is the author of two critically acclaimed works of non-fiction, Politics & Power: Barbara Castle, a biography, selected by the Financial Times as a political biography of the year, and Caught In A Mirror: Reflections of Japan. Lisa has written two novels, All The Old Familiar Places and most recently This Way to Sundaypublished in May, 2015.


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