ABOUT AVN MEDIA FACES
Paul Fishbein
Paul Fishbein
President
AVN Media Network, Inc.
Upon his graduation from Temple University in Philadelphia in 1982, Paul Fishbein and two friends pooled $900 to publish Adult Video News, an eight-page newsletter that reviewed the growing number of erotic videos spawned by explosion of the home VCR. Fishbein directed the conversion of that newsletter into what is now AVN Magazine, a slick monthly magazine that is now the cornerstone of AVN Media Network, a multi-million dollar conglomerate covering the full spectrum of the adult industry. Fishbein has been featured in Philadelphia Magazine and quoted in Time, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Variety, and is a regular guest on the Howard Stern Show.
Janet Gibson
Janet Gibson
COO
AVN Media Network, Inc.
Janet Gibson works as COO for AVN Media Network, overseeing day-to-day operations. An accomplished sales professional in both adult and mainstream, Janet knows the importance of customer relationship management and teaches the consultative-sales approach. Her "Customer First" initiatives have brought significant, measurable ROI to customers as well as increased revenues across all AVN Media Network products.
Tony Lovett
Tony Lovett
Publisher
AVN Magazine
Tony Lovett came to AVN with over 20 years experience as a manager, writer, and designer. As the publisher and editor of Online magazine, Lovett oversaw the revitalization of that publication. In early 2006, he became Publisher for AVN Novelty Business where he oversees sales, financials, client relations, business development and creative direction.
Renee Johnson
Renee Johnson
Senior Show Manager
AVN Media Network, Inc.
Renee Johnson oversees all the B2B events at AVN Media Network including Internext Las Vegas, Internext Summer, AVN Novelty Expo, GAYVN Summit, GAYVN Webmaster Retreat, and the consumer show, Erotica LA – the largest consumer shopping event in the US. She is currently charged with expanding trade show operations into Europe and Asia.
Sharan Street
Sharan Street
Managing Editor
AVN Magazine
A newcomer to AVN Media Network, Sharan Street arrived in 2009 as the company prepared to launch its newest publication, AVN Magazine, a monthly covering all aspects of the adult industry. A veteran editor whose career most recently included a six-year stint as managing editor at L.A. Weekly, Street initially got started in journalism in college, at University of California, Santa Cruz. Before coming to L.A. Weekly she was at Metro Newspapers, a Silicon Valley-based company that published a group of alternative and community weeklies. Prior to serving as director of editorial operations there, she edited the arts and dining sections.