Huson International Media

The Founders

The Founders

 

Ralph Lockwood, President

After stints at Kimberly-Clark and DHL, Ralph Lockwood got into the advertising sales business when he joined Reed Business International in the early 1980s. At Reed, Ralph was promoted to Managerial level after 2 years, and worked in the HQ in Sutton, where he met future business partner Gerry Rhoades-Brown. Agreeing that they would have a better future in a business partnership than at a corporation, Huson International Media was launched in September 1988.

 

Ralph moved from the UK to California in 1995 to set up and expand the business, including opening the New York office in 1999. Ralph also spearheaded the drive into new directions, such as Business, News, and Consumer publications as well as Domestic US representation.

 

Ralph lives with his wife and 2 sons in Los Gatos, California. He enjoys golf, tennis, and ‘California living’ - apart from the occasional earthquake.

 

Gerry Rhoades-Brown, Managing Director, Huson Europe

Educated at Hampton Grammar School in the UK, Gerry Rhoades-Brown began his early career with Dymo.

Moving on to a sales executive position at Reed Business International in 1980, Gerry initially sold advertising into international technology sector B2B titles circulated in the Middle East and Asia. He was rapidly promoted to Divisional Group Manager.

In 1988, along with colleague and friend Ralph Lockwood, Gerry left Reed Business Information to start an independent media sales company that would serve publishers throughout the world.

Gerry is Co-Founder, 50% Stakeholder and European Managing Director of Huson International Media - the largest independent sales representative of Technology Media in the world. Today, Gerry manages the day-to-day operations of Huson in Europe and has overseen the successful expansion of the business in other European markets.

Gerry has been married for 30 years and is a proud father to three children - one of whom has entered the media business after graduating from University, and now works at a major London advertising agency.

 

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