Executive Team

  • Patrick Soon-Shiong – Owner and Executive Chairman

    Patrick Soon-Shiong – Owner and Executive Chairman

    Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, is the owner and executive chairman of the Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union-Tribune, Los Angeles Times en Español and other publications under the California Times. Dr. Soon-Shiong, a physician, surgeon, scientist, inventor, technologist and philanthropist, has devoted...

  • Chris Argentieri – Chief Operating Officer

    Chris Argentieri – Chief Operating Officer

    Chris Argentieri is Chief Operating Officer of the Los Angeles Times, overseeing all the business operations of The Times. After joining the company in late 2014, Argentieri has led initiatives to extend The Times brand and its journalism to additional platforms, collaborate with other businesses...

  • Ghalib Kassam – Chief Information Officer

    Ghalib Kassam – Chief Information Officer

    Ghalib Kassam is Chief Information Officer for the California Times, which includes the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune and their community and lifestyle publications in Southern California. Kassam has served as an IT consultant, information architect and strategic advisor to clients...

  • Ben Gerst – Chief Technology Officer

    Ben Gerst – Chief Technology Officer

    Ben Gerst joined the Los Angeles Times in August 2018. As chief technology officer, he oversees product, design and engineering for digital platforms. Previously, Gerst was the newspaper’s chief technology officer and senior vice president for product development under Tribune Publishing, the Times’...

  • Joshua Brandau – Chief Revenue Officer

    Joshua Brandau – Chief Revenue Officer

    Joshua Brandau is the chief revenue officer of the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune, overseeing marketing, sales and advertising operations. Before joining the company in 2019, Brandau was CEO of Brand Day Media, a strategic consulting firm, and prior to that was the head of strategy...

  • Russell Sakamoto — Chief Accounting Officer

    Russell Sakamoto — Chief Accounting Officer

    Russell Sakamoto is the chief accounting officer of the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune, responsible for financial planning, administration and operations. Prior to joining the company in 2018, Sakamoto was the CAO of Bridgepoint Education, now called Zovio, an education technology...

  • Jeff Glasser – General Counsel

    Jeff Glasser – General Counsel

    Jeff Glasser is General Counsel of the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune. As head of the company’s legal department, Glasser handles newsroom counseling, litigation, intellectual property, contract and commercial matters, privacy, compliance and other legal issues. In addition, he represents...

  • Jeff Balbien – Vice President, Engineering

    Jeff Balbien – Vice President, Engineering

    Jeff Balbien joined the Los Angeles Times as the vice president of engineering in 2018, leading the development and modernization of the tools, services and infrastructure powering the newspaper’s digital platforms. Before joining The Times, Balbien was the principal software engineer for NantHealth,...

  • Hillary Manning – Vice President, Communications

    Hillary Manning – Vice President, Communications

    Hillary Manning is the vice president of communications, overseeing media relations and corporate communications for the Los Angeles Times. Manning was a communications consultant for The Times starting in 2009, joined the staff as a director of communications in 2011 and was promoted to vice...

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