Tony Uphoff

Tony Uphoff

Before joining Thomas as its CEO in January of 2017, Tony served as CEO of, where he led the turnaround, build out and successful sale of the company in June of 2016. Prior to, Tony was CEO of UBM TechWeb, where he led the transformation of a declining print-centric business into a fast-growing digital media, live event and marketing services powerhouse. He also served as President of VNU Media’s Entertainment Group and Publisher of The Hollywood Reporter, building out and expanding the brands via digital media and live events.

Uphoff was the founding CEO of Internet Media company Beliefnet and served as Publisher of InformationWeek in the mid-90s, growing the brand into the largest in the history of B2B media. Uphoff also served in several key management positions at Ziff-Davis during the company’s rapid growth in the early 1990s.

Tony anchors the popular weekly Thomas Index video reports and has been named “Folio Forty C-Level Visionary” by Folio Magazine, “Top Media Innovator” by Mins B2B and is regularly named in the Top 100 business media execs by B2B Magazine.

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Why the U.S. is seeing a manufacturing reshoring trend
Tony Uphoff joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the U.S. now has as many manufacturing jobs as it did in 1949, due largely to the trend in reshoring.
Tony Uphoff joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the steps and adjustments that have to be made to recover relevance with customers who now have new expectations almost every day.
Tony Uphoff joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how and why the industrial sector is just now coming up the curve to understand how they’re increasingly in jeopardy of being irrelevant.