Thom Kastrup is Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer for BH Media Group, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway.
Thom is responsible for advertising revenue strategy for the company’s 32 daily newspapers and more than 100 overall titles. A primary focus is transforming the company’s sales teams to become trusted digital marketing consultants to local businesses. In addition, he evaluates potential partnerships and develops new print and digital products to drive revenue.
Before becoming Chief Revenue Officer, Thom served as Vice President of Digital Sales for a group of 60-plus websites that BH Media acquired from Media General in 2012. That group included Richmond.com, the website for the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, and JouralNow.com, the online home for the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal. Thom helped establish common platforms for the sites, and he developed a digital product set offered by all markets.
Thom has held a variety of management roles at the Kansas City Star and the Omaha World-Herald in his 25-year media career. He is a 1991 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.