Forbes, which is still hunting for an overall president for the company, has promoted Michael Smith as the president of Forbes.com, according to a memo sent internally, picked up by ClickZ. This comes as Jim Spanfeller recently left as the CEO of the online arm. Smith has been with Forbes.com since 2000, and has been second in command, and hands-on operation to Spanfeller for a while now, so the promotion makes sense. His new role includes all aspects of the “operational management of Forbes.com” as well as Forbes.com Business & Finance Blog Network and ForbesTraveler.com
Remains to be seen if he will also be responsible for the revenue side, or the overall president of the media company, when appointed, will take over that responsibility.