Best Version Media
Press Release

Best Version Media Names Kevin O’Brien As CEO

Dave Durand Now Serving As Executive Chairman for BVM

By - Aug 9th, 2021 09:31 am

Kevin O’Brien

Brookfield, Wisconsin – August 9, 2021 – Best Version Media (BVM) announced today that Kevin O’Brien has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer. O’Brien steps into the role as Dave Durand begins a new and exciting opportunity as Executive Chairman for Best Version Media.

Durand will continue to provide support to the company’s core business while working on developing additional opportunities for growth.

O’Brien brings many years of sales leadership experience to his new role. He joined Best Version Media in 2015 as a Region Manager and achieved tremendous results while leading Publishers in the South Region. Coincidentally, O‘Brien was already familiar with BVM before working with the company. He and his family were one of the first families to ever be featured on a BVM magazine back in 2007.

Dave Durand shared his excitement and explained why O’Brien was the right choice to take over as CEO.

“I knew when Kevin came aboard in 2015 that he would be a prime candidate for the role of CEO. His character and virtue are equally matched by his tenacity and drive. Kevin has built trust in every area of the business and BVM couldn’t be in better hands.”

A graduate of Bowling Green State University, O’Brien spent three years playing professional football in the National Football League (NFL) and Canadian Football League (CFL). He then began an impressive sales career and served as Director of Sales at Multi-Color Corporation (MCC), where he oversaw extraordinary growth before ultimately joining Best Version Media in 2015.

O’Brien was asked about what he’s most excited about as he assumes his new role.

“Two words: the future! There is so much good happening in the business right now and we have never been as strong as we are now,” he said.

“There’s something special here at BVM. I see it with our Home Office teams, I experience it during the daily talks with our leaders, and I hear it from the sales field. It’s a desire for greatness. It’s in our DNA. To be the best we can be, to help each other succeed, and to make a positive impact on the businesses and the communities we serve. I’m grateful to be a part of a company transforming so many lives.”

O’Brien also took time to praise Durand’s leadership and the positive impact he’s made (and will continue to make) on the business.

“Dave Durand is the best business leader that I’ve ever had the privilege to work alongside. He had the courage to take decisive action during uncertain times, the passion and conviction to inspire those around him, to stay focused on their goals and dreams, and the wisdom to create a culture that desires to help people become the best version of themselves. He has positively impacted thousands of us at BVM and will continue to do so in the future.”

Best Version Media’s mission remains the same. BVM is committed to bringing people together across the United States and Canada with every new monthly magazine edition.

About Best Version Media:

Best Version Media is a media company founded in 2007 that connects businesses to local residents through highly-effective branding solutions. BVM is one of the fastest-growing privately held media companies in North America. To learn more, visit:


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