Leadership

Michael Alston, President
Michael was named president upon the formation of Landmark Interactive in June 2006 after leading a series of acquisitions in the digital marketing space. He served as Vice President, New Ventures and Corporate Development for Landmark Communications, Inc. since November 2003.

From 1995 to 2003, Michael was General Manager, Interactive Media for the Virginian-Pilot, Landmark’s flagship newspaper in Norfolk, Virginia where he led the development of numerous interactive media businesses. For four years beginning in 1991, Mr. Alston explored business opportunities as Director of Business Development for Landmark Community Newspapers in Louisville, Kentucky.

Michael first joined Landmark’s Corporate New Ventures team in 1989 after eight years in the energy information business with Schlumberger in the Gulf of Mexico. He holds a B. S. in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.


 

Hunter Stokes, Director – Business Development
Hunter serves as the Director of Business Development for Landmark Interactive, where he focuses on growth opportunities, strategy and special projects for Landmark Interactive’s portfolio companies. This role marks Hunter’s second stint with Landmark Interactive.

From 2011 to 2018, Hunter was the CEO of Foodify, an on-demand, corporate meal ordering platform based in Charlottesville, Virginia. This role concluded with a successful exit to a private equity-backed strategic buyer.

Hunter previously worked for Landmark Interactive from 2006 to 2011, initially as a New Ventures Director evaluating corporate development opportunities and subsequently as General Manager of what is now the Franchise.com Network, a current Landmark Interactive holding. Hunter holds a B.A. in English from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.