Hanley Wood’s leadership team brings together extensive experience and deep expertise in the fields of digital media, publishing, events, data, and marketing, as well as a comprehensive knowledge of the residential and commercial design and construction industries.


David Colford

Hanley Wood Media

David Colford is the president of Hanley Wood Media, the premier media, information, and marketing services company serving the residential and commercial design and construction industry. Colford leads top-line growth programs for the company’s building-product manufacturer (BPM) customer base.

Colford oversees all BPM sales and marketing strategy, operations, and results, including corporate sales, media platform sales, and strategic marketing services. He is adept at providing both strategic and tactical direction for business growth, client services, and employee development.

Prior to joining Hanley Wood, Colford led highly effective sales teams within the B2B and B2C technology marketplaces. Colford served as executive vice president of Global Sales and Operations at Geeknet Media. Before that, he held sales management and executive roles at CMP Technology, IDG, and Ziff Davis Media. Colford served as group publisher at Primedia and earlier headed the national sales effort at InfoWorld. His first media job was in events at CMP Media.