SGIA, NAPCO Media appoint Andy Cvitanov as COO

Andy Cvitanov, Chief Operating Officer, SGIA and NAPCO Media

SGIA and NAPCO Media announced Andy Cvitanov was appointed Chief Operating Officer. In this new position, Cvitanov will oversee all operations within the newly formed company, including association infrastructure, strategy, audience development, finance, IT, human resources and more.

“The combination of SGIA and NAPCO Media has created a unique opportunity in the marketplace, and I’m excited to help achieve its vision,” Cvitanov says. “This coming year will be a revitalizing time, for both members and the industry as a whole; I am glad to be a part of it.”

Cvitanov has held senior leadership positions in the B2B space, from entrepreneurial/middle market to large Fortune 500 companies. Cvitanov most recently held the position of President and CEO of Vizant, a privately held independent advisory firm, assisting companies in eliminating transaction fees, improving processes, optimizing products and delivering greater business value.

Additionally, he led the development and implementation of an outsourcing strategy for a Fortune 500 company and was a co-founder of a private equity firm. He has also served as a director on multiple boards, both for-profit and non-profit.

“We are very pleased to have Andy on board,” says Ford Bowers, President & CEO, SGIA. “His extensive M&A and board experience, having purchased, integrated and advised on acquisitions and divestitures, will be a major asset to our newly formed organization with NAPCO Media. We are building a team to further develop and expand on member benefits, and Andy’s proven ability to uncover growth opportunity and mobilize resources to create value is a perfect fit.”

“Combining two organizations is exciting, but also filled with challenges,” says Dave Leskusky, President, NAPCO Media. “Having someone of Andy’s caliber join our team provides years of experience and an outside perspective, which will be beneficial in our short-term execution and our long-term strategy. We are looking forward to being able to provide even more benefits, resources and strategic growth for years to come.”