Our objective, and that of the CEOs that we bring in at closing, is to truly honor and respect existing teams and the strong foundations they have laid, while turbocharging growth to provide more financial and career opportunity for these teams.
I was the Chief Operating Officer of WebEquity when Alpine acquired the company and brought in Doug McGregor as the new CEO. During this transition period, I was comforted by Doug’s respect and appreciation for the existing team. From Day 1, Doug was excited to work with the current management team, and ensured we were in roles that leveraged our greatest strengths. I am extremely proud of what we, as a team, have achieved under Doug’s leadership.
I was the Senior Vice President of Yellow Pages prior to Alpine’s acquisition of Ingenio in 2013. Soon after Alpine invested and brought in the new CEO, Warren Heffelfinger, we successfully completed a complex transition to a standalone company. In the first year after the carve-out, Warren really focused on aligning the existing team behind a common vision and developing a strong culture. As we continue to invest for the future, I am reenergized and excited to grow the business under Warren’s leadership.
Prior to partnering with Alpine, I was the President of BVIG Financial, a company acquired by EDC. Mark Strauch was brought in as CEO of EDC and aligned the entire team behind an exciting vision, and rhythm of continuous improvement and transparency.
It was a transformational experience to work with Mark. He has taught me valuable lessons on how to manage and grow companies, and I’m fortunate to have been able to work alongside him to build EDC.