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Executive Team

Rick Smith
Rick Smith is the founder and chief executive officer of news content and media placement company NewsUSA. As the driving force behind the company since 1987, Rick has built NewsUSA into a multi million dollar media placement company with over 3,000 clients nationwide. Before founding NewsUSA, Rick founded News Canada Inc., which he sold to MDC Corporation, a large publicly traded Canadian company. He has a B.A. in Economics from York University in Toronto, an honorary degree in accounting from the University of Windsor, and he studied in the MBA and CPA programs at the University of Toronto before joining Deloitte & Touche. He is the author of three best-selling self-help business books: Getting Started, Getting Money and Getting Sales.
Richard Rothstein
Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing
As Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Richard oversees the day-to-day operations of the company while finding innovative ways to generate more media placements and sales. Seasoned beyond his years, he has been instrumental in the company's growth, helping to launch NewsUSA's social syndication services, and bringing a fresh, enthusiastic, technology-driven approach to the NewsUSA team. With an extensive sales background, excellent work ethic and unrivalled commitment to his clients, Richard has become the youngest Executive Vice President in NewsUSA history. Richard attended Emory and Henry College where he graduated with a BA in Psychology and met his beautiful wife, whom he credits with all his success.
Jacob Maurer
Managing Editor

Jacob Maurer oversees the editorial department production including writing and editing print placement and radio placement features. He assists NewsUSA's clients in developing feature ideas that will generate nationwide newspaper coverage. Before joining NewsUSA in January 2008, this online media marketing leader served as Editor of Copy and Production for "The Witness" newspaper, from which he began as a staff writer. Jacob received his bachelor's degree from Wilmington College with double-major concentrations in Journalism/Public Relations and Graphic Design.

Scott Peters
Director; Operations/IT

Scott Peters has extensive experience in the broadcast and visual media industry, sales and writing in addition to having worked with computers for over 15 years. His first position was as DP Manager for a pioneering Top-50 telemarketing firm (first Voicelink site in the nation), most recently he was at the Peace Corps, where he created a database that tracked all staff nationally and internationally. He has a bachelor's degree in Film and Television Production, Film Option, with minors in Electrical Engineering and Music. He now brings his painfully eclectic talents to bear on NewsUSA's custom database application that tracks all facets of the production process, sales missions, media relations, fulfillment tracking, and now web delivery of content to both print and electronic media.

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