Richard J. Schmaeling is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of LIN Media. Mr. Schmaeling oversees all aspects of the Company’s financial, accounting, tax, investor relations, and compliance matters. In addition, he is actively engaged in the Company’s strategic broadcast and digital media initiatives.
Mr. Schmaeling is a Certified Public Accountant with more than twenty years of financial and operational experience in developing and executing strategic plans to accelerate profitable growth. Prior to LIN Media, he was Vice President, Finance at Dow Jones & Company, Inc., where he managed the financial planning, analysis, general accounting and transaction processing services for nine business units worldwide.
In addition, during his tenure at Dow Jones, Mr. Schmaeling played an instrumental role in the transformation of Dow Jones into a more diversified, multi-media content and information services company and in facilitating the acquisition by News Corporation.
Mr. Schmaeling earned his B.S. in Accounting, magna cum laude, from Rutgers University.