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
Brandon Turkus

Brandon Turkus

Managing Editor
brandon.turkus@motor1.com
  • Former automotive content manager at Internet Brands Automotive
  • Recovering freelancer for Autoblog.com
  • Former online editor at Winding Road
Articles by Brandon Turkus
Adrian Padeanu

Adrian Padeanu

News Editor
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
Jeff Perez

Jeff Perez

Associate Editor
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
Clint Simone

Clint Simone

Associate Editor, Video Producer
clint.simone@motor1.com
  • Prior to joining the Motor1 team, Clint worked at SEMA as a video producer, where he furthered his love affair with automotive journalism and the Volkswagen GTI.
Articles by Clint Simone

Global management

James Allen

James Allen

President, Motorsport Network
Eric Goeres

Eric Goeres

President of Automotive
eric.goeres@motor1.com
  • Original co-founder and General Manager of Time Inc.'s The Drive
  • General Manager, Digital Products at Hearst Magazines (Road & Track, Esquire, Popular Mechanics)
  • Executive Director, Creative & Editorial Product Development at Rodale (Men's Health, Women's Health)
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.
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
Amanda LeCheminant

Amanda LeCheminant

Legal Counsel
amanda@motorsport.com
  • Versatile in-house attorney with over 5 years experience in media, marketing and entertainment.
  • Graduate of the University of Miami School of Law and the Frost School of Music Masters in Entertainment Industries program.
  • Professional personal watercraft racer, currently racing in the P1 AquaX Florida series where she placed 2nd in 2017.
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
Alex Rothbert

Alex Rothbert

Controller

Directors of international editions

Alessandro Lago

Alessandro Lago

Director of Motor1 Italy
alessandro.lago@motor1.com
  • 15 year in online publishing
  • 10 year in automotive journalism
  • OmniAuto.it's founder on 2000
  • World Car of The Year Juror
Brian Potter

Brian Potter

News Director of Motor1 UK
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.
Cihangir Perperik

Cihangir Perperik

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

Francisco Fernández

Director of Motor1 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)
Gergely Dénes

Gergely Dénes

Director of Motor1 Hungary
gergely.denes@motor1.com
  • Editor in Chief at Motorsport.com Hungary
  • Seven years in online and print media.
Mael Pilven

Mael Pilven

Deputy Chief Editor of Motor1 France
mael.pilven@motor1.com
  • Ancien journaliste pour Auto Plus et Sport Auto
  • Ancien journaliste pour Autoblog.com France
  • Expertise essais, salons, évènements presse.
Manu Chapodze

Manu Chapodze

Director of Motor1 Russia
Roland Hildebrandt

Roland Hildebrandt

Managing Editor of Motor1 Germany

Writers

Adrian Padeanu

Adrian Padeanu

News Editor
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
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
Articles by Christopher Smith
Anthony Alaniz

Anthony Alaniz

Contributing writer
anthony.alaniz@motor1.com
  • Reporting on the automotive industry in one form or another since 2008
  • B.S. in journalism with a minor in creative writing from Eastern Michigan University
  • A firm believer that most people need nothing more than a two-door, four-seat vehicle. Would compromise for a Toyota Tercel SR5.
Articles by Anthony Alaniz
Jacob Oliva

Jacob Oliva

Weekend Contributor
jacob.oliva@motor1.com
  • Editor at AutoDeal.com.ph
  • Studied Engineering Management at Mapúa University and former self-produced musician
  • In a long standing relationship with Japanese hot hatches, and also fascinated with self-driving technology
Articles by Jacob Oliva
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