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Media Partners Announces Major Investment and New CEO

New Chairman and CEO, John J. Hansen, brings experienced leadership and a new management team to one of the nation’s leading business learning video producers / distributors.

Bellevue, Washington—October 18, 2016
—Media Partners Corporation, a leader in video-based learning for business, announced today that it has attracted a major investment and new leadership to oversee the growth and transformation of the company. Along with his major investment, John J. Hansen has joined Media Partners as Chairman and CEO. 

Mr. Hansen, a skilled and successful serial CEO with more than 20 years of experience in software and telecommunications, brings with him a proven track record for developing world class organizations, defining winning product strategies and increasing sales and profitability. John’s unique blend of experience and expertise equips Media Partners to fulfill their distributors' and customers' growing need for innovation. This, combined with Media Partners firm foundation of successful high-quality business learning tools, creates an immense growth opportunity and change to the industry. Media Partners founders, Robert Johnson and Jim Gulian, will remain as significant shareholders. 

“To say John is a perfect fit is an understatement,” says Robert Johnson, Founder and President of Media Partners. “He brings the necessary skills, desire and vision to grow Media Partners beyond our status as an industry leader in the production of high-quality training videos, to being the premier provider of video-based learning for business with our innovative online streaming service.” 

“I am thrilled to join the team at Media Partners,” says John. “After observing the unparalleled quality of Media Partners' products, I am excited to take the reigns, and together with the team, realize the tremendous opportunity that lies ahead."

More About Media Partners Corporation 

A leading producer and distributor of premium corporate training videos including the award winning Give ‘em the Pickle!” with Bob Farrell, and “The Practical Coach”, Media Partners was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. Specializing in industries such as Government, Aerospace, Leisure and Hospitality, Energy, Healthcare, Education and Diversified Services, Media Partners’ programs cover diverse topics ranging from Leadership and Management to Harassment / Respectful Workplace and Safety. These titles are available on DVD, USB or through their online streaming subscription platform. Media Partners learning programs have been embraced by trainers in over 80 countries and used by industry leaders such as Boeing, FedEx, RE/MAX, Crate&Barrel, and American Express. 

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