CloserStill Media taps industry veteran Yancy Weinrich as President of North America to lead U.S. expansion
London, UK (May 05, 2022) – CloserStill Media, one of the fastest-growing global events businesses, appoints exhibition industry leader, Yancy Weinrich in the newly created position of President of North America. In this role, the award-winning trade show executive will spearhead major expansion and high-growth acquisitions across multiple industry portfolios as CloserStill Media plans to deliver aggressive growth during the next two years.
Yancy Weinrich, a 17+ year veteran at RX (formerly Reed Exhibitions), served as the Chief Growth Officer since 2019 where she led the organization in growth strategy, marketing, content, digital and activations for 25+ B2B events across a multitude of sectors. Prior to 2019, Weinrich had been in senior leadership roles, being recognized for growth with the Rock Star award for Fastest Growing Show in 2018, by Trade Show Executive, amongst many jewelry industry honors including the American Gem Society’s Triple Zero Award, a top award for leadership in that industry. Before Weinrich’s tenure at RX, she held business development and finance roles at leading membership industry trade associations and has a continued commitment to serving in the nonprofit sector as a board member with several 501(c)3 and (c)6 organizations.
Gareth Bowhill, CEO of CloserStill Media, states, “Yancy Weinrich is not only an experienced, forward-thinking leader in the exhibition industry, she also has an incredible track record of driving growth and innovation through organic business development, launching new events, and acquisition. CloserStill Media is looking forward to expanding our global business by twice its pre-Covid size in the next 24 months. Under Yancy’s leadership and vision in the U.S. market, we will continue our customer-centric approach in leading and dynamically growing market sectors.”
CloserStill Media has built an exemplary reputation with a focused portfolio operating best-in-class events throughout the United States (U.S.), Europe and Asia. The group, which has over 400 employees, delivers events across a range of dynamically growing industry verticals including corporate learning and HR, enterprise technologies, eCommerce, healthcare and veterinary. CloserStill Media has experienced substantial growth since entering the U.S. market in 2017 through the launch of New York Vet (+ 3 regional shows), as well as the acquisition of FocusZone in 2018 which established the group as the biggest provider of corporate learning and learning technology events in the US. Most recently, in December 2021, CloserStill Media acquired a majority investment in the Influence Group, which provides hosted leadership retreats for C-level executives.
“I have always been driven by businesses in fast growing development and building phases,” says Weinrich. “I am excited to join this highly motivated and brilliant worldwide team, and to help uncover pivotal new opportunities in the US market that will add to and magnify the existing tech, healthcare and innovation sectors that CloserStill Media has a keen focus on by showcasing CloserStill’s broader capabilities to new partners and customers.”
CloserStill Media is seeking individuals to join the team in growing market sectors. Professionals are encouraged to apply at www.closerstillmedia.com/careers. For more information about CloserStill Media, visit www.closerstillmedia.com.
About CloserStill Media
CloserStill is owned by Providence Equity Partners who have previously backed high growth investments in the exhibition space through Clarion Events (subsequently acquired by Blackstone) and George Little Management (subsequently acquired by Emerald Expositions)
In the last 12 years, CloserStill has been repeatedly recognized as a leading innovator within the Exhibition Industry and has won more awards than any other event business in the industry. We have won over 60 major industry awards, including the coveted ‘Best Business Exhibition’ seven times, featured in The Sunday Times 100 Best Places to Work 3 times (2018, 2019 & 2020), been voted by members of the Association of Exhibition Organisers as the ‘Most Respected Company’ in the exhibition Industry. The awards are down to the people and teams that work together to deliver the events ensuring customer service and satisfaction. The accolades include: Best Trade Show (x7), Best Marketing (x9), Best Operations (x4), Best Sales (x5), Best Event Director (x4) and Best Launch or Brand Extension (x6). Adapting to digital during 2020, we have also won 4 awards at the new Digital Event Awards.
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