the leading provider of data-driven and interactive resources for
targeted sales, marketing and research solutions, today has closed on
its acquisition by affiliates of CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC and
announced its new executive leadership team and Board of Directors.
Clare Hart has been named Infogroup’s President and Chief Executive
Officer. Ms. Hart is considered an innovator and leader in the world of
interactive data and business information services. She most recently
served as President of the Dow Enterprise Media Group, which generated
over $700 million in annual sales and comprised Dow Jones Indexes, Dow
Jones Newswires, Factiva, Dow Jones Licensing and Financial Information
Services units. Prior to that appointment she was a founding member and
ultimately President and Chief Executive Officer of Factiva, when it was
a joint venture of Dow Jones and Reuters.
Rich Zannino, CCMP Managing Director and Chairman of Infogroup’s newly
constituted Board of Directors, said, “We’re thrilled to have completed
our acquisition of Infogroup and to be partnering with its highly
talented management team and staff. Clare Hart has the perfect blend of
skills – executive leadership, customer focus, product innovation,
change management, technological savvy and deep relevant industry
experience – to lead the transformation of Infogroup and deliver even
greater value for its customers and ultimately its shareholders.”
Ms. Hart said, “I am looking forward to working with the Infogroup
leadership team and all of the Infogroup employees as we help our
clients win business, drive financial performance and attain market
leadership through the use of Infogroup’s high quality, proprietary
data, innovative technologies and results-driven targeted marketing
Ms. Hart’s new leadership team will include current Infogroup executives
that have contributed to the company’s success in the past as well as
several newly appointed executives with highly relevant business
The leadership team includes the following current Infogroup executives:
John Copenhaver, President, Infogroup Small Business Group
Jim DeRouchey, President, Licensing
Phil Garlick, President, OneSource
Mike Hilts, President, Infogroup Interactive
Ann Kennedy, Senior Vice President, Product Innovation
Winston King, Senior Vice President, General Counsel
Slade Kobran, Chief Marketing Officer
Ed Mallin, President, Infogroup Services Group
Tom McAlister, Chief Information Officer
Lisa Olson, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications
Newly appointed leadership team executives include:
Richard Hanks, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
– Mr. Hanks joins Infogroup from Dow Jones, where he was Chief
Commercial Officer of its Enterprise Media Group and prior to that was
Chief Financial Officer of Factiva.
Marc Litvinoff, President, Research Group and Opinion Research
– Mr. Litvinoff rejoins Infogroup, where he previously led the
Guideline and Find/SVP divisions of its Research Group. Opinion
Research is a leader in offering primary and secondary market and
business research, strategic intelligence and expert insights for its
long-standing Fortune 1000 clients.
Franklin Rios, President, Enterprise Solutions Group – Mr. Rios
comes to Infogroup from Vertis, where he was Vice President & General
Manager, Interactive Sales and Marketing. He will be leading
Infogroup’s Enterprise Solutions Group, which provides consumer and
business data, lead-generation and multi-channel marketing services to
Fortune 1000 class companies.
Susie Robinson, Senior Vice President, Human Resources – Ms.
Robinson joins Infogroup from Dow Jones, where she was Vice President,
Human Resources for the Enterprise Media Group. Prior to Dow Jones,
she was Vice President, Human Resources at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.
Serving on Infogroup’s new Board of Directors will be the following
highly successful business leaders:
Steve Cone, Chief Marketing Officer, The Brierley Group
and former Chief Marketing Officer of Epsilon Data Management. Over
his 35 year career he has developed highly successful marketing
campaigns for such companies as Citigroup, American Express, Fidelity,
Apple and United Airlines.
Clare Hart, Infogroup’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Jarvis Hollingsworth, Partner, Bracewell & Guiliani, board
member of the University of Houston System Board of Regents, and
former board member of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas Pension
Fund and Houston Bar Foundation.
Mike Iaccarino, President, Chief Executive Officer and
Director, Mobile Messenger and former President and Chief Executive
Officer of Epsilon from 2001 to 2009.
Steve Murray, CCMP Capital’s President and Chief Executive
Officer and board member of ARAMARK Corporation, Generac Power
Systems, Jetro Holdings and Warner Chilcott.
Bob Myers, Partner, McCarthy Capital and board member of
AmeriSphere Multifamily Finance, BlueLine Media Holdings,
CoSentry.net, Guild Mortgage Company and MarketSphere Consulting. Held
senior executive positions at First Data Corporation and Western Union
for 17 years.
Kevin O’Brien, CCMP Capital Managing Director, investment
committee member, and co-head of its consumer/retail and media
practice, and board member of CareMore Medical Enterprises, LHP
Hospital Group, KRATON Polymers and National Surgical Care.
John Warner, Principal, CCMP Capital and board member of
Chromalox, MetoKote and Quiznos Sub.
Rich Zannino, Chairman of Infogroup’s Board of Directors, CCMP
Capital Managing Director, investment committee member, and co-head of
its consumer/retail and media practice, board member of IAC and Estee
Lauder, and former Chief Executive Officer and board member of Dow
Jones & Company.
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that
enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research
solutions. Our information powers innovative tools and insight for
businesses to efficiently reach current and future customers through
multiple channels, including the world’s most dominant and powerful
Internet search engines and GPS navigation systems. Infogroup’s
headquarters are located at 5711 South 86
Circle, Omaha, NE
68127. For more information, call (402) 593-4500 or visit
About CCMP Capital
CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC, is a leading global private equity firm
specializing in buyouts and growth equity investments in companies
ranging from $500 million to more than $3 billion in size. CCMP Capital
focuses on five primary industries: Consumer/Retail; Industrial; Energy;
Healthcare; and Media. Selected investments under management include:
ARAMARK Corporation, Chaparral Energy, Francesca’s Collections, Edwards
Limited, Generac Power Systems, Jetro Holdings, LHP Hospital Group and
Warner Chilcott. CCMP Capital’s founders have invested over $13 billion
since 1984. CCMP Capital's latest fund, CCMP Capital Investors II, L.P.,
closed in September 2007 with commitments of $3.4 billion. CCMP Capital
has offices in New York, Houston and London. Through active management,
its global resources and its powerful value creation model, CCMP Capital
has established a reputation as a world-class investment partner. For
more information, please visit
CCMP Capital is a registered investment adviser with the Securities and
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