Matt Razzante Named General Sales Manager for the Cleveland, Akron and Canton Markets
CLEVELAND – January 29, 2019 – iHeartMedia announced today that Jeff Rovinsky has been named Market President for the Akron and Canton markets and Matt Razzante has been named General Sales Manager for the Cleveland, Akron and Canton markets, effective immediately. Rovinsky and Razzante will report to George Allen, Senior Vice President of Sales for iHeartMedia’s North Ohio Region. iHeartMedia North Ohio has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing more than 25 stations comprised of music, talk and news formats. iHeartMedia has the leading consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company.
As Market President, Rovinsky will be responsible for managing the markets in Akron and Canton, Ohio. In addition, he will spearhead all aspects of the market’s operations including sales, programming, digital, events and promotion initiatives. As General Sales Manager, Razzante will focus on sales efforts in Cleveland, Akron and Canton and will be responsible for driving revenue growth and overseeing sales opportunities. “I could not be more excited for Jeff and Matt,” said Allen. “Jeff has a proven track record of success with iHeartMedia and he will excel as Market President for Akron and Canton. Matt has demonstrated tremendous leadership abilities and this elevated role is well earned. Congratulations to both of them.”
Rovinsky becomes the Market President after most recently serving as a Vice President of Sales for iHeartMedia North Ohio. He has previously served as General Sales Manager for iHeartMedia Raleigh 106.1 WTKK and Classic Rock 100.7. In addition, he was also General Sales Manager of iHeartMedia Houston’s AM properties and Local Sales Manager for iHeartMedia Charlotte. He began his career at iHeartMedia Houston’s News Radio 740 KTRH as a salesperson. Rovinsky is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. Razzante becomes General Sales Manager for the Cleveland, Akron and Canton markets after most recently serving as Account Executive for iHeartMedia Cleveland. He has also served as an Inside Account Manager for STERIS Corporation and a Sales Representative for Hugo Boss.
Razzante is a graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in the North Ohio Region with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-inone digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service – with more than 2 billion app downloads and 125 million registered users.