New York, NY, July 25, 2017 – JEGI, the leading independent investment bank for the global media, events, information, marketing, software and tech-enabled services sectors, with offices in New York and Boston, as well as London and Sydney (through its partnership with Clarity), is pleased to announce that events industry veteran Galen Poss has become a Senior Consultant to the firm. Mr. Poss will focus specifically on working with not-for-profit associations to evaluate strategy and maximize the value of their tradeshows. He will work closely with Kathleen Thomas, a Managing Director, who joined JEGI earlier this year. Both are based at the firm’s New York City headquarters.
Mr. Poss currently serves as the Vice Chairman of dmg events, which owns and operates events globally in the construction and oil & gas sectors. Prior to joining dmg, he was President of Hanley-Wood Exhibitions, a division of Hanley-Wood, LLC, from its inception in January 2000 until June 2009, concentrating in the building and construction industry. There, Mr. Poss was responsible for managing and growing the company’s exhibition activities, which, during his tenure, grew from one show and $11 million in revenue to seventeen shows and over $70 million in revenue.
Mr. Poss began his career in events in 1977 with the Greater New Orleans Tourist and Convention Commission, before founding Precision Planning & Sales (PPS) Inc. in 1983. Mr. Poss sold PPS to Miller Freeman Inc. in 1993, where he subsequently spent six years as Group President of the Dallas Division of Miller Freeman, Inc.
Wilma Jordan, Founder & CEO of JEGI, noted, “We are delighted to welcome Galen to our firm in this unique role. His deep knowledge and experience in working with tradeshows in the association sector is unrivalled in our industry. Galen and Kathleen Thomas, who recently joined JEGI as a Managing Director specializing in the B2B media and events market, make a very strong pairing. Galen will be highly valuable to our association ecosystem.”
Commenting on his new role at JEGI, Mr. Poss said, “I am thrilled to join JEGI in this role, and look forward to working with the robust team here to build upon the firm’s presence within the association-owned tradeshow market. JEGI’s investment banking platform is unparalleled in this sector, and I am excited to leverage my experience and industry relationships with JEGI’s resources, strong global brand and thought leadership excellence.”
JEGI has been the leading independent investment bank for the global media, information, marketing, software and tech-enabled services sectors for over 30 years. Headquartered in North America, with offices in New York City and Boston, as well as London and Sydney (through its partnership with Clarity), JEGI has completed more than 600 high‐profile M&A and financing transactions, serving global corporations; middle‐market and emerging companies; entrepreneurial owners and founders; and private equity and venture capital firms. For more information, visit www.jegi.com.