McCurdy Replaces Cobert as Canon CEO
Apprise Media announced today that CEO Charles McCurdy has taken the additional role of CEO at Canon Communications, replacing outgoing CEO William F. Cobert, who is leaving the company after 27 years to “pursue other interests.”
McCurdy’s Apprise bought Canon for $200 million in 2005, a year that saw Apprise close four deals;Beckett, Canon, CFW and Y-Visionary;worth a combined $270 million. McCurdy was the co-founder and president of Primedia. He established Apprise with $200 million in equity backing from Spectrum Equity in the fall of 2004.
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