Robert Bellack was named The Times Executive Vice President, New Ventures in August 2008, with responsibility for the company's development efforts, acquisitions and partnerships. In addition, he serves as Chairman of Zetabid, a venture of the Los Angeles Times
Communications LLC, GoIndustry DoveBid and CataList Homes which expands access to the inventory of residential properties sold at auction and opens up the market to U.S. and international buyers.
Prior to his current role, Bellack was President of Digital Media, Classified and Development, overseeing development initiatives, new mobile and digital growth arenas as well as Classified advertising, with a focus on Web-based recruitment, real estate, and automotive categories. He has also served as senior vice president and chief financial officer with responsibility for The Times interactive businesses and the Recycler, and was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Classified Ventures, a joint venture between Tribune and other media companies that focused on online classifieds.
Bellack began his career at Tribune Company
as a staff auditor in 1985 and held various line operating and analytical management roles at the newspaper. He served in various executive roles with Compton's New Media, a Tribune Company, as vice president of administration and operations/chief financial officer and as vice president and director of finance/chief financial officer. In 1994, he was named vice president and general manager of Americomm Direct Marketing for the Chicago Tribune
and became director of business development at the Chicago Tribune in 1996.
A Chicago native, Bellack earned a Bachelor of Science degree from DePaul University
and an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University