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Our Leadership Team

We're Leaders in Innovation, Inside and Outside of the Test Kitchen

And this is the team that's guiding us.

  • David Nussbaum

    David Nussbaum

    Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board


    David joined America’s Test Kitchen in October 2015. Previously he served as the chief executive officer and chairman of F+W Media (2008 to October 2015). Before that, David was an operating partner at ABRY Partners, one of the top Private Equity companies in the world. Going back further, David was the chief executive officer and chairman of Penton Media.


    David has served on boards for both Summit Business Networks, now part of American Lawyer Media, and Thomas Nelson Publishing, now a division of Harper Collins. ​


    David currently serves on the board of Metamorphic Ventures, a leading New York City-based early stage technology venture fund, and on the advisory board of Boston University’s School of Communications.


    A yoga enthusiast, David is also passionate about his family, the Knicks, the Giants, and his pups.

  • Jack Bishop

    Jack Bishop

    Chief Creative Officer


    Jack was part of the original team that started America’s Test Kitchen, beginning with the launch of Cook’s Illustrated in 1993. He directed the launch of Cook’s Country magazine in 2005 and the building of the company’s book publishing division.


    Jack is the tasting lab expert on our television shows, and he leads the creative teams working on the company’s TV shows, magazines, books, websites, and online cooking school. ​


    Jack is the author of several cookbooks, including Vegetables Every Day and The Complete Italian Vegetarian Cookbook. Jack’s wife, Lauren Chattman, is a cookbook author and former pastry chef. They have two extraordinarily well-fed daughters

  • Fran Middleton

    Fran Middleton

    Chief Digital Officer


    Fran joined America's Test Kitchen in 2014 and was promoted to chief digital officer in November of 2015. Fran and his team are responsible for defining and executing the company’s digital strategy across our three membership web sites, online cooking school, digital marketing, social media, and ecommerce.


    Prior to joining America’s Test Kitchen, Fran was part of the founding team at Rue La La. As the VP of Project and Product Management he helped launch Rue and grow the membership file to over 12M highly engaged members in 6 years. Previously he held leadership positions at Smartbargains.com and Agency.com. Fran graduated from the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College.

  • Jackie Ford

    Jackie Ford, CPA

    Chief Financial Officer


    Jackie joined America’s Test Kitchen in November 2015. Just prior to joining the company, Jackie was a director at CFGI, a Boston based finance and accounting consulting firm.


    For the first 10 years of her career, Jackie worked in the Boston office of PricewaterhouseCoopers in the middle market audit and transaction services practices. After PwC Jackie worked as an interim CFO and controller, working primarily with private equity firms and their portfolio companies.


    Jackie graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a A.B. in economics and accounting. She is a licensed CPA in the state of Massachusetts.


    In her free time Jackie enjoys golfing, skiing, and boating with her husband, daughter, and twin sons.

  • Colleen Zelina

    Colleen Zelina

    Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Development


    Colleen joined America’s Test Kitchen in November 2015. Prior to joining the company she served as SVP of HR for ALM. Colleen has spent the majority of her career in senior HR leadership positions in the media industry, holding positions at Summit Professional Networks, Penton Media, and Miller Freeman.


    Colleen is responsible for overseeing all of the traditional aspects of HR including benefits, recruitment, employee relations, compensation, and employee development, but her strongest focus is enhancing the very unique culture of America’s Test Kitchen and making it “The place to work.”


    As a member of the executive committee she supports the strategies, ideas, and vision of the organization in alignment with the overall mission and business imperatives of America’s Test Kitchen.


    Colleen graduated from Seton Hall University with a bachelor of arts in psychology. She’s a New York sports fan, an on and off Steelers fan, a dog lover, and a long-time Howard Stern listener. One of eight children, Colleen is extremely competitive and will never turn down a fierce ping-pong or tennis match.

  • Sara Domville

    Sara Domville

    Chief Revenue Officer


    Sara joined America’s Test Kitchen as Chief Revenue Officer in April 2017 having been President of F+W, a Content and eCommerce Company. With an extensive background in team leadership, developing and driving new revenue streams plus content partnerships aimed at exceeding customers’ expectations, she is focused on developing new and existing partnerships to expand the brand.


    Sara enjoys baking, drawing, sewing, and gardening, although most of her free time is taken up by her four delightful sons. Sara and husband Nick moved from the UK to America over a decade ago and now happily live in Boston and Cincinnati where they prefer their tea hot and their beer warm.

  • Natalie Vinard

    Natalie Vinard

    Vice President of Marketing


    Natalie joined America's Test Kitchen in 2015 and was promoted to Vice President of Marketing in October of 2017. Natalie and her team are responsible for the marketing strategy across all our membership websites, online cooking school, magazines (digital channels), books, and ecommerce. She is responsible for all onsite, paid, email, and social marketing. Her team is focused on increasing revenue using audience segmentation and creating a single view of the customer.


    Prior to joining America’s Test Kitchen, Natalie was the Director of Consumer Marketing at The Boston Globe. There she launched the digital subscription product BostonGlobe.com. She was responsible for subscription revenue growth across print and digital.


    Natalie has two certificates from Cornell University, Data Driven Marketing and Marketing Strategy. She earned her MBA at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Natalie also has a BS in Journalism / PR and certificate in Marketing from Northeastern University.