Evans will be responsible for leading and directing Emerald Expositions’ finance organization and will report to David Loechner, Chief Executive Officer and President.
San Juan Capistrano, CA, October 23, 2013 – Emerald Expositions, Inc. today announced that Philip Evans will join Emerald as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Evans will be responsible for leading and directing Emerald Expositions’ finance organization and will be based in the San Juan Capistrano office, reporting to David Loechner, Chief Executive Officer and President. Evans becomes Emerald’s first Chief Financial Officer since Onex Corporation (TSX: OCX) completed the acquisition of Emerald from its former parent, an affiliate of Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) on June 17, 2013.
Evans, 51, has 30 years of financial leadership experience. Prior to joining Emerald, starting in April 2009, Evans served as CFO for ProQuest LLC, an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based research solutions and software tools provider, where he successfully led their large finance organization, which included accounting, internal audit, FP&A, taxation, treasury, facilities and procurement. Evans served as a strategic business partner to the CEO and was a key member of the ProQuest leadership team, providing financial and commercial advice on the implications of strategic and tactical issues. Earlier in his career, Evans spent 16 years with Reed Elsevier plc in both corporate and divisional roles, 4 years at Ernst & Young, and 3 years at Buzzacott & Co, a UK-based public accounting firm.
In addition to leading Emerald’s finance organization, Evans will play a key role in M&A, investor relations, facilities and procurement activities, and Board of Directors matters and meetings.
“I am extremely excited to have Phil join us as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer,” said David Loechner, Chief Executive Officer and President of Emerald. “Phil’s experience running finance departments and his demonstrated corporate strategy leadership skills, combined with his friendly, approachable personality, make him a great fit for our developing stand-alone organization.”
Evans holds an ACA (the United Kingdom equivalent of a CPA) and a BA in Accounting and Finance from Lancaster University in England.
About Emerald Expositions
Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing over 65 tradeshows and conference events per year connecting over 335,000 buyers and sellers across nine diversified end-markets, including general merchandise, sports, hospitality and retail design, jewelry, photography, decorated apparel, building, healthcare and military. Emerald Expositions is headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, California. The company’s shows are typically the most prominent and important for exhibitors and attendees within their various industries. To learn more about Emerald Expositions, please visit www.emeraldexpositions.com.