LONDON, April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
UBM plc, one of the world's leading B2B event organisers, is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Schulman as CEO of UBM Americas. Scott takes up his position with immediate effect and Simon Foster will resume his position as CEO of UBM EMEA.
UBM Americas is the largest B2B Exhibition business in the US and also has a growing presence in Brazil and Mexico. Scott will focus on continuing the implementation of UBM's 'Events First' strategy and the unification of the UBM Americas business, including the ongoing successful integration of the Advanstar business.
Scott has a strong leadership background in multi-platform innovation and transforming businesses with new areas, for profitability and growth. He was most recently President of Rodale, the leading healthy lifestyle media company that owns hallmark brands such as Men's Health and Bicycling and serves more than 75 million customers globally. At Rodale, Scott developed and led the strategy to transform a once publishing-focused company into the multiplatform health and wellness business it is today. During his tenure, Scott improved monetization, expanded live events and established a foundation for new business models in a variety of areas. Scott was previously President of Dow Jones Corporate Markets Group, where he drove the digital strategy and led Internet product expansion during a critical period of transformation and growth.
Tim Cobbold, Chief Executive of UBM plc, said:
"I am delighted Scott is joining UBM. His leadership experience, his focus on operational excellence and his appreciation of the value of content mean he is perfectly placed to continue to implement our "Events First" strategy and the unification of our UBM Americas business."
Scott Schulman commented:
"I am thrilled to be appointed to lead America's largest B2B Exhibitions business. UBM's 'Events First' strategy provides an excellent framework for further developing UBM Americas and I am excited at the opportunities to enhance the business and deliver more for our customers."
Notes to Editors
1. About UBM plc
UBM plc is a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company. We help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. Our 5,000 staff in more than 20 countries are organised into specialist teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. Running over 400 events per year UBM is the second largest exhibitions organiser globally and the biggest commercial organiser in the US, mainland China, India and Malaysia.
2. About UBM Americas
UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc, delivers events and marketing services in the fashion, technology, licensing, advanced manufacturing, automotive and powersports, healthcare, veterinary and pharmaceutical industries, among others. Through a range of aligned interactive environments, both physical and digital, UBM Americas increases business effectiveness for customers and audiences through meaningful experiences, knowledge and connections. The division also includes UBM Brazil's market leading events in construction, cargo transportation, logistics & international trade, and agricultural production; and UBM Mexico's, construction, advanced manufacturing and hospitality services shows. For more information, visit: http://www.ubmamericas.com
3. Scott Schulman biography
Scott Schulman has spent more than 25 years in the information, media and business services industries, as a leader of global businesses and consultant/advisor to many of the world's most successful and innovative companies.
Most recently, as President of Rodale, he led a transformation of the health and wellness media company to drive global growth in digital sites, mobile tools and new product launches. This work tripled digital profits in 2 years through increased traffic, better monetization, partnerships and a new unified digital platform. He led an expansion of live events and the company's international footprint and established the foundation for new business models in B2B employee wellness; product licensing, premium content offerings and television shows. He and the team also launched innovative new products in paid online courses, mobile tools, a new digital video network and branded e-commerce stores.
Prior to this, Scott spent 13 years at Dow Jones & Company, where he served in a series of operating roles in which he drove new strategies and product solutions to provide customers with critical information to help them conduct their business. These businesses helped connect business people to commercial opportunities, networks, people and investments. In all of these roles, Scott led the business operations as well as the content and editorial areas. He has a track record of driving top- and bottom-line growth by developing new market segments, expanding into global markets and creating digital business models.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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