Gillian Floren

Partner and co-founder

Gillian co-founded ITZ in the fall 2005.

She came into the publishing world through the editorial door two decades ago and embarked on an adventure as reporter, writer, editor and journalism professor. In 1996, after teaching at the University of Asmara, Eritrea, she returned to her home state of Oregon to spend 10 years as editor and then publisher at Oregon Business magazine, where she led the charge to produce a high-quality, high-integrity print and online publication focusing on business and the economy. From there, she joined Greenlight Greater Portland, a private-sector economic development group, and served as its CEO. She is a partner with ITZ.