Alan Steel, Jeff Little and Jack Withiam to leave George Little Management
Charles G. McCurdy named CEO; Doug Smith named CFO after acquisition
Home Accents Today Staff -- Home Accents Today, 11/2/2011 3:49:06 PM
GLM Holdings, created by Providence Equity Partners as part of its acquisition of George Little Management, announced today that Alan E. Steel, president of GLM, Jeff Little and Senior Vice President Jack Withiam will be leaving the new organization.
Charles G. McCurdy, CEO of GLM Holdings, will also take on the CEO role for GLM at the operating company level. Doug Smith, formerly CFO of Education Dynamics, will become GLM's chief financial officer and chief administrative officer at both the holding company and operating company levels.
Steel, Little and Withiam will be leaving the firm after advising McCurdy and Smith during a transitional period. GLM produces trade shows, including the New York International Gift Fair and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair.
"GLM is well-positioned in the trade show industry," said McCurdy. "Our strategy of creating both face-to-face and online, buying, selling and networking platforms for our customers will create opportunities for expanded growth. With the acquisition of GLM by Providence Equity, the company is now positioned to begin its next chapter, which will continue to build and evolve on GLM's long history of facilitating buyers and sellers in the specialty retail space.
"Alan, Jeff and Jack were foundational leaders of GLM and instrumental in building it into the successful business and industry leader it is today. Over the years they have had the foresight to make the right strategic choices to allow the company to grow and prosper and continue to provide superior solutions to our customers. We wish them well in their new endeavors."
"Jeff, Jack and I are proud of the great company we have created in GLM," Steel said. "Now that we have successfully guided the company through the recession and managed the successful sale to Providence Equity, we are handing off the stewardship of the company to new leadership. We wish Charlie, Doug and Providence the best of success with GLM."
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