Steve Gardner joins Concord, Calif.-based RSVP, a legal notice posting, publication and auction management company, as vice president of east coast sales. In his new role, Gardner will direct the firm’s sales efforts in 18 eastern states and will manage the company’s relationships with the newspapers where it places legal notices. “Steve’s background in online and print publications, combined with his experience in sales and sales management, give us the authoritative presence on the East Coast that our clients and business partners deserve,” said RSVP president Scott Myers. Gardner previously held advertising sales and sales management positions at print and Web-based publishing companies, including working as senior sales manager for local advertising at, the website for The Boston Globe. Before that he was director of telemarketing at “The Eastern Region will continue to provide RSVP compelling growth opportunities in the years to come, and we have confidence that Steve can help us realize them,” Myers added. Write to Austin Kilgore.