In 2013, Steve Farbman was approached by his friend Tom Allon with an opportunity to invest in City & State. The two had worked together more than a decade earlier when Steve was CEO of News Communications, a publisher of 23 weekly newspapers and Tom was the publisher of its Manhattan-based properties.
Previous to that Steve was chief operating officer at American Lawyer Media, where he spent more than 15 years managing a variety of properties, including newspapers, magazines, books, newsletters and live events. Since 2003, Steve has owned and serves as CEO of Touchpoint Media, a custom content and marketing agency serving clients ranging from Fortune 1000 companies to amateur sports associations. Throughout his career Steve has leaned on his journalism degree from The George Washington University to successfully balance the content and creative aspects of publishing with the marketing and business elements.
After raising their two children in Chappaqua, Steve and his wife, Eileen, recently moved back to Manhattan.