After more than 18 years dedicated to the digital space, Eliza Wing has launched a consulting practice devoted to helping companies navigate digital opportunities and strategies. As new technologies arise; companies find themselves weighing risks and opportunities as well the potential to get distracted by the NEXT BIG THING…. Wing advises companies on what’s crucial for engagement with today’s customers.
Prior to launching Wing Consulting, Wing was most recently co-founder and President of Sideways, a company dedicated to building digital applications for the book publishing industry.
Eliza spent many years as the CEO and president of Cleveland.com. She was hired as editor-in-chief for Plain Dealer New Media in 1996 to work on the development of a news and information site for Cleveland and was tasked with building cleveland.com from the ground up. She was named president and CEO in 1997. The site was named “Best World Wide Web Site” by the Northeast Ohio Software Association, the “Best Local Web Site” by Cleveland Magazine and was awarded “Most Innovative Use of the Online Medium” from the Newspaper Association of America’s New Media Federation. Today the site enjoys more than 2.3 million unique users each month and the company employs more than 30 full-time staff members. Under Wing’s leadership, revenues grew YOY on average 30%.
Prior to Cleveland.com Eliza held positions at books.com, the internet’s first book store, Rolling Stone magazine and New York Woman magazine and in the film industry with Universal Pictures. She serves on various boards in the Cleveland area, including the United Way (where she is co-chair of the Women’s Leadership Council) and the U.S. Bank Advisory Board. She previously served as president of The New Media Federation of the Newspaper Association of America and is a member of In Counsel With Women and the 2000 Leadership Cleveland class. In 2007 Eliza was named one of Northern Ohio Live Rainmakers and in 2008 she was awarded the first annual Riot Girl Award by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. a