Former Bloomberg executive to lead conferences and events business at The Post–The Washington Post today named Robert Bierman as general manager of Washington Post Live. In this role, Bierman will manage all business and operational aspects of The Post’s conferences and events division and will focus on strategic opportunities to grow the business. He will work closely with Mary Jordan, who oversees the editorial direction of Washington Post Live.

“Bob has a strong background in the media conference business with a proven track record of creating dynamic, talked-about events that dive deep into an issue and propel the conversation forward,” said Kevin Gentzel, chief revenue officer of The Washington Post. “His experience will be a great asset to our executive team as we continue to extend The Post brand through live events and create extraordinary forums that connect newsmakers with our audience.”

“Conferences and events are a significant part of the media business, and I’m excited to join The Washington Post. Working with an excellent editorial partner in Mary Jordan, I look forward to carrying the great Washington Post Live business forward,” said Bierman.

Bierman comes to The Post with a robust background in the events business. He was previously at Bloomberg LP, where he founded the company’s editorial events division, Bloomberg LINK. Under his guidance, the team ran more than 150 events across 18 countries, spanning 5 years. Prior to that, he was vice president of live media at Fortune/Money Group, overseeing high level events such as Fortune Global Forum, Most Powerful Women Summit and the Fortune 500 Forum.

Bierman’s first day with Washington Post Live will be May 12. He will be based in New York.