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Condé Nast CEO hires executive talent from outside of publishing world

Condé Nast CEO Roger Lynch is finally rounding out his executive suite with talent from outside the traditional publishing world. On Thursday, he tapped Mike Goss, who served as vice president and chief financial officer of auction house Sotheby’s, to be chief financial officer, succeeding David Geithner.

Deirdre Findlay, a former Google executive who was most recently chief marketing officer at Stitch Fix, will be the chief marketing officer, charged with getting consumers to pay for products.

As Lynch tries to return Condé Nast to a profitable footing, a big part of the formula will be trying to derive more revenue from consumers as advertisers direct more away from print. But there is no quick fix as demonstrated by last week’s layoff of seven people in the Condé Nast Entertainment division charged with making videos, movies and TV shows.