Yellow Pages appoints Eckert as president, CEO
Yellow Pages Ltd. has appointed David Eckert as president and CEO. Mr. Eckert was previously VP and partner at Bain & Company.
YELLOW PAGES Ltd.’s board of directors has appointed David A. Eckert as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.
“David has a keen understanding of our industry and a proven track record of improving business performance,” said Robert MacLellan, chairman of the board of directors of Yellow Pages. “As a chief executive officer, David has demonstrated his ability to devise and execute on strategic plans to deliver results. David is the right person to lead Yellow Pages as we focus on stabilizing and growing the business over the long term. We are delighted to welcome him to the management team.”
Mr. Eckert has served as chief executive officer of international companies in a wide range of industries over the course of his 35-year career. Notably, he led the business transformation of Hibu, a former directory publisher turned digital marketing company, based in the United Kingdom. Mr. Eckert has also been a member or chair of numerous public and private boards of directors, including the Yellow Pages board of directors, which he joined in May, 2017.
“I have a deep appreciation for Yellow Pages’ business,” said Mr. Eckert. “This company has many strengths that we can leverage as we build a great company. I know that my talented new colleagues and I are committed to delighting our customers and creating significant value for our shareholders.”
Mr. Eckert will remain on the board of Yellow Pages, and Ken Taylor, interim president and chief executive officer, will continue as senior vice-president, chief financial officer.
Over the past 35 years, Mr. Eckert has served as chief executive officer of international companies in a wide range of industries (including the Hibu Group, a business providing print advertising, websites and other Internet services to small and medium enterprise customers). He was vice-president and partner at Bain & Company and has been a member or chair of numerous public and private boards of directors, including the Hibu Group, X-Rite Inc., Clean Har bors Inc. an d Italiaonline SpA. He is an economics and engineering graduate of Northwestern University and earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker scholar
and a Loeb Rhoades fellow.
About Yellow Pages Ltd.
Yellow Pages is a Canadian digital media and marketing company that creates local opportunities for buyers and sellers to interact and transact in the local economy. Yellow Pages holds some of Canada’s leading local on-line properties. The company also holds the YP, YP Shopwise, YP Dine, RedFlagDeals, Canada411, 411, Bookenda, DuProprio, ComFree and YP NextHome mobile applications, and Yellow Pages print directories.
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