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Scot Petersen

Scot Petersen Editorial Director

Scot Petersen is Editorial Director of TechTarget's Business Applications and Architecture Media Group, and was formerly Editorial Director for the CIO/IT Strategy group at TechTarget. Scot has more than 20 years of experience in journalism and is a past editor of eWeek magazine. He has a master's degree in English and an MBA from Northeastern University.


David Essex

David Essex Executive Editor

David oversees editorial strategy and execution for the five application-specific sites in TechTarget's Business Applications and Architecture Media Group. He helped launch after two years as site and news editor of and remains a regular contributor to both sites. He also coordinates editorial projects across,, and David has covered IT for 26 years and was an editor at BYTE, PC Resource and 80 Micro. His freelance articles have appeared in Computerworld, PC World and numerous other publications and websites. He has an M.S. in community economic development from Southern New Hampshire University and a B.A. in journalism from the University of Rhode Island.


Mark Fontecchio News Director 

Mark Fontecchio is news director of the Business Applications and Architecture Media Group. He oversees news coverage on several TechTarget sites, including SearchDataManagement, SearchBusinessAnalytics and SearchSAP. Previously, he was the site editor for SearchOracle and SearchSQLServer, and before that a reporter for SearchDataCenter. He started his career as a reporter at daily and weekly newspapers in suburban Boston, including The Patriot Ledger.


Brenda Cole

Brenda Cole Site Editor 

As Site Editor for, Brenda works with the editorial team and expert contributors to produce articles, guides, newsletters, tips, podcasts and other site content. She is a graduate of Northeastern University, where she majored in Journalism with minors in English Literature and Sociology.

Prior to joining TechTarget in 2008, she held co-op positions at the Boston Globe, where she worked in the library department, and the Massachusetts Archives, where she was involved in genealogical research and historical preservation projects.