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Motor1.com Team

Local Management Team

John Neff

John Neff

Editor in Chief
john.neff@motor1.com
  • John Neff was Editor in Chief of Autoblog.com for nearly ten years while it grew to become the largest automotive news website on the Internet, and he then spent two years as Senior Autos Editor at The Wirecutter.
Articles by John Neff
Seyth Miersma

Seyth Miersma

Executive Editor
seyth.miersma@motor1.com
  • Ten-year veteran of the automotive journalism industry
  • Former Senior Editor at Autoblog.com, Editor-In-Chief at Winding Road digital magazine
  • Ardent supporter of the weird, unloved, and under-appreciated corners of the car world. Tall guy that loves tiny cars
Articles by Seyth Miersma
Brian Potter

Brian Potter

Global Daily News Editor
brian.potter@motor1.com
  • Founder of WorldCarFans.com in 1999, Brian has developed a strong understanding of Internet media from a publishing perspective. His automotive background which includes an Automotive Technical Degree in addition to a variety of technical accreditations in the construction, repair and maintenance of automobiles has allowed him to set the editorial direction for WorldCarFans and give it a global appeal.
Articles by Brian Potter
Steven J. Ewing

Steven J. Ewing

Managing Editor
steven.ewing@motor1.com
  • Automotive journalist with over a decade of experience
  • World Car Awards Juror
  • Formerly Managing Editor at Autoblog and Production Editor at Winding Road Magazine
Articles by Steven J. Ewing
Jake Holmes

Jake Holmes

Senior Editor
jake.holmes@motor1.com
  • Jake started his career helping grow Car and Driver's online presence, and spent five years writing for Automobile Magazine both online and in print
Articles by Jake Holmes
Sebastian Blanco

Sebastian Blanco

Senior Green Car Editor
sebastian.blanco@motor1.com
  • 20 years of experience as a freelance writer and editor
  • Edited and wrote for AutoblogGreen since its inception in April 2006
  • Has appeared on the BBC, NPR and many other news outlets
Articles by Sebastian Blanco
James Bradbury

James Bradbury

Video Producer
james.bradbury@motor1.com
  • Former Editorial Intern and Photographer at Winding Road digital magazine
  • Multimedia Intern at Road & Track magazine
  • Graduate of The University of Michigan’s Screen Arts & Cultures program
  • Harboring an unhealthy obsession for SW20 Toyota MR2s
Articles by James Bradbury
Lucy Xiong

Lucy Xiong

Community Editor
lucy.xiong@motor1.com
  • Former Features Editor at Inyourspeakers Media
  • B.A. from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a major in New Media
  • Social media nerd turned car geek

Global management

Colin Smith

Colin Smith

CEO
csmith@motorsport.com
  • 5 Years as MD/VP of NASCAR Digital Media
  • 7 Years as VP of New Media & Distribution for Raycom Sports / Raycom Media
  • 20 years overall experience in Sports & Entertainment Media​​
John Neff

John Neff

Editor in Chief
john.neff@motor1.com
  • John Neff was Editor in Chief of Autoblog.com for nearly ten years while it grew to become the largest automotive news website on the Internet, and he then spent two years as Senior Autos Editor at The Wirecutter.
Articles by John Neff
Jan Reese

Jan Reese

Group CFO Motorsport Network
jan.reese@motorsport.com
  • Jan Reese is an internationally experienced CFO who has held many leadership positions in global corporations within and outside the automotive industry.
Geoff Love

Geoff Love

President of European Operations
geoff.love@motor1.com
  • Over 20 years working with some the UKs largest publishers including BBC, Bauer, and Dennis Publishing
  • Launch Managing Director of Octane - one of the worlds most respected classic car brands
  • Publishing Director at Dennis Publishing - leading the transition of evo from print to a multi platform and international brand
  • Jazz saxophone player!
Guillaume Navarro

Guillaume Navarro

Motor1 European Editor in Chief
guillaume.navarro@motor1.com
  • F1 broadcaster on the 2009 F1 championship for RMC Radio/BFM TV
  • Rich international experience on lead motorsport and automotive TV, radio, print and online media
  • PR and account management for AOL, Pirelli F1, Red Bull Media House, World Superbike Championship
Oleg Safronov

Oleg Safronov

Chief Technology Officer
oleg.safronov@motorsport.com
  • 12 years’ experience in software architecture, development, and successful releases in multimedia, e-commerce, and payment processing domains.
  • 10 years’ experience managing technical teams within corporate businesses and startups.
Filippo Salza

Filippo Salza

President of European Operations
filippo.salza@motor1.com
  • Over 15 years of experience in digital business
Seyth Miersma

Seyth Miersma

Executive Editor
seyth.miersma@motor1.com
  • Ten-year veteran of the automotive journalism industry
  • Former Senior Editor at Autoblog.com, Editor-In-Chief at Winding Road digital magazine
  • Ardent supporter of the weird, unloved, and under-appreciated corners of the car world. Tall guy that loves tiny cars
Articles by Seyth Miersma
Brian Potter

Brian Potter

Global Daily News Editor
brian.potter@motor1.com
  • Founder of WorldCarFans.com in 1999, Brian has developed a strong understanding of Internet media from a publishing perspective. His automotive background which includes an Automotive Technical Degree in addition to a variety of technical accreditations in the construction, repair and maintenance of automobiles has allowed him to set the editorial direction for WorldCarFans and give it a global appeal.
Articles by Brian Potter
Ginger Lindberg

Ginger Lindberg

Audience Development Director
ginger.lindberg@motor1.com
  • 16 years in search engine development and optimization
  • Managed SEO and recirculation strategy for multiple AOL brands including Autoblog, AOL Autos, MapQuest, Moviefone and Aol.com
  • Master in Library Science from the University at Buffalo
Katie Shenko, Esq.

Katie Shenko, Esq.

Legal Counsel
kshenko@motorsport.com
  • Intellectual Property: licensing, portfolio management, enforcement, litigation
  • Business: corporations, mergers & acquisitions, contracts, litigation
  • Technology & E-commerce: licensing, manufacturing, data storage, website development
Alex Rothbert

Alex Rothbert

Controller

Directors of international editions

Cihangir Perperik

Cihangir Perperik

Director of Motor1.com Turkey
cihangir.perperik@motor1.com
  • He founded the first and largest F1 fan site of Turkey, TurkiyeF1.com in 1998.
  • He has 18 years of online media experience.
  • He also started the first motorsport newspaper of Turkey called "Damali Bayrak" in 2002.
Fábio Trindade

Fábio Trindade

Director of Motor1.com Brazil
fabio.trindade@motor1.com
  • Founded Carplace.com.br in 2006
Francisco Fernández

Francisco Fernández

Director of Motor1.com Spain
francisco.fernandez@motor1.com
  • Piloto de competición en certámenes de turismos y karting (1990 hasta 1997)
  • Casi dos décadas dedicado al periodismo del motor: prensa, radio y medios online
  • Instructor de conducción para BMW y Audi
  • Director de las revistas Altagama Motor y Coches 2000 (2008 hasta 2016)
Guillaume Navarro

Guillaume Navarro

Motor1 European Editor in Chief
guillaume.navarro@motor1.com
  • F1 broadcaster on the 2009 F1 championship for RMC Radio/BFM TV
  • Rich international experience on lead motorsport and automotive TV, radio, print and online media
  • PR and account management for AOL, Pirelli F1, Red Bull Media House, World Superbike Championship
Jon Quirk

Jon Quirk

Director of Motor1.com UK
jon.quirk@motor1.com
  • Joined Motor1 from Autotrader where he was Editor in Chief
  • He has previously held senior positions at Autocar, Pistonheads, Which? and BskyB.
Kanishka Sonnadara

Kanishka Sonnadara

Lead Editor of Motor1.com Canada
kanishka.sonnadara@motor1.com
  • Automotive and motorcycle content writer/editor for over half a dozen years
  • Commercial photographer for nearly a decade
  • Early adopter of all things social media and digital community building

Writers

Adrian Padeanu

Adrian Padeanu

Contributing writer
adrian.padeanu@motor1.com
  • Former editor at WorldCarFans.com
  • Graduated from Economy and Business Administration University of Craiova, with a Master's Degree in European Business Management
  • Fan of cheap, no-frills cars with an infatuation for a certain Czech brand
Articles by Adrian Padeanu
Anthony Karr

Anthony Karr

Contributing writer
anthony.karr@motor1.com
  • Former editor at WorldCarFans.com
  • Bachelor's degree at Transportation Engineering
  • Likes big, rational, and practical vehicles with plenty of torque
Articles by Anthony Karr
Chris Bruce

Chris Bruce

Contributing writer
chris.bruce@motor1.com
  • Former news writer at Autoblog
  • B.S in Journalism and B.A in German from Ohio University
  • Loves tiny cars, especially ones with high-revving engines
Articles by Chris Bruce
Jeff Perez

Jeff Perez

Contributing writer
jeff.perez@motor1.com
  • Former content director at BoldRide
  • Studied marketing at Florida International University
  • Has an unhealthy obsession with old Saabs
Articles by Jeff Perez
Christopher Smith

Christopher Smith

Contributing Writer
chris.smith@motor1.com
  • 10-year writing vet and former Ford Racing staffer
  • A.A. in Journalism, B.A. in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University
  • Seeker of automotive adventures gained through owning 30 cheap cars in 15 years
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