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ELMSFORD, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Party City Holdco Inc. (the “Company” or “Party City”) (NYSE:PRTY), the leading vertically integrated party goods company in North America, announces the appointment of William S. (“Bill”) Creekmuir as a new board member effective March 2, 2016.
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Jim Harrison, CEO of Party City Holdco Inc. said, “Bill brings to Party City’s Board of Directors more than 25 years of successful executive leadership and a wealth of experience in both publicly traded and private equity owned companies. His strategic insights will be invaluable as we continue to make progress in executing our growth strategy. I am thrilled to welcome Bill to our board and look forward to working with him.”
Bill is the President of Atlanta, GA based Pinnacle Search Partners, LLC. Prior to his current role, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Simmons Bedding Company and was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of publicly traded LADD Furniture, Inc. His earlier years were spent with Big Four accounting giant KPMG where he was ultimately named Partner, and held responsibilities in both the United States and Ireland.
Bill is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a CPA. He serves on a number of Advisory Boards, holding the position of Chair of the Advisory Board to the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business at Elon University, Trustee and Audit Committee Chair at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, and Director of the Sandy Springs, GA/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce.
Party City Holdco Inc. (the “Company” or “Party City Holdco”) is the leading party goods company by revenue in North America and, we believe, the largest vertically integrated supplier of decorated party goods globally by revenue. The Company is a popular one-stop shopping destination for party supplies, balloons, and costumes. In addition to being a great retail brand, the Company is a global, world-class organization that combines state-of-the-art manufacturing and sourcing operations, and sophisticated wholesale operations complemented by a multi-channel retailing strategy and e-commerce retail operations. The Company is the leading player in its category, vertically integrated and unique in its breadth and depth. Party City Holdco designs, manufactures, sources and distributes party goods, including paper and plastic tableware, metallic and latex balloons, Halloween and other costumes, accessories, novelties, gifts and stationery throughout the world. The Company’s retail operations include approximately 900 specialty retail party supply stores (including approximately 180 franchise stores) throughout North America operating under the names Party City and Halloween City, and e-commerce websites, principally through the domain name PartyCity.com.
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Pinnacle Search Partners Announces the Addition of Howard Glenn to Expand Its Executive Search Capabilities
Atlanta, GA, February 29, 2015 – Pinnacle Search Partners, LLC, a global executive search firm headquartered in Atlanta, GA is pleased to announce the addition of Howard Glenn as Senior Search Associate. Due to client demand, Pinnacle continues to expand its global reach in the financial and private equity search arenas, and is positioned for continued growth. “Howard will bring a fresh new perspective to our current team and we are very excited to add his expertise, enabling us to better service our growing client base” stated Bill Creekmuir, President, Pinnacle Search Partners.
Howard’s tenure in executive search with a regional industry leader has resulted in many milestone performances and successful placements in the competitive private equity, investment management, and C-suite space. In addition to obtaining his MBA in International Business from The Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, he established his strong business background by holding key positions with industry leaders such as PPG Industries and The Peace Corps, and through his co-founding of the crowd-funding internet organization Watsi (http://www.watsi.org).
“Howard has a true passion for attracting and delivering extraordinary talent. We are thrilled to have him as a part of our growing Pinnacle team” concluded Creekmuir.
Pinnacle Search Partners, LLC (www.pinnaclesearch.com) is a global executive search firm that excels in identifying, qualifying, and delivering candidates for leadership positions that drive company growth and profitability. The associates of Pinnacle Search Partners maintain a high standard of quality performance which is driven by the objective to be the most effective search firm in their designated specialty areas.
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Pinnacle Search Partners Announces New President and Owner
William Creekmuir to lead Atlanta-based executive search firm
ATLANTA, GA, December 2, 2015 – Pinnacle Search Partners, LLC, an Atlanta-based executive search firm, announced the company has been acquired by veteran business leader William (Bill) Creekmuir. Creekmuir, who has served in a leadership role with Pinnacle since January 2015, will serve as Pinnacle’s president.
With more than 35 years of experience, Creekmuir brings a depth of knowledge to Pinnacle. As executive vice president and CFO at Atlanta-based Simmons Bedding Company, he worked with three different private equity sponsor groups over an 11-year period. Previously, he served as executive vice president and CFO of publicly traded LADD Furniture, Inc., and over a 15-year period worked in the United States and Ireland for the international public accounting firm KPMG, where he was responsible for college recruiting in the Carolinas and was a partner.
“This is an exciting time at Pinnacle Search. I look forward to leading the further growth of the firm and continuing to deliver world-class talent to organizations seeking game-changing executives,” said Creekmuir. “I am excited to lead a dedicated team with a history of success in executive search. The Pinnacle team’s desire to earn the trust and confidence of each of our clients by providing high touch service will continue to solidify our success.”
Pinnacle Search, a boutique firm with a global reach, is recognized as a leader in matching top talent with C-suite to director level positions in finance, operations, marketing, sales and human resources. The firm’s focus is middle market companies, private or private equity owned, in the consumer, industrial, manufacturing and retail space.
Pinnacle Search Partners founder Mary Elizabeth Sadd said, “Bill will continue to be a valuable asset to the Pinnacle team and its clients. His breadth of business experience and his many contacts across the country in private equity, the home furnishings industry and the CFO-suite, in general, should be drivers of continued growth for Pinnacle.” Sadd continued, “Bill’s vast business knowledge and track record of success, coupled with the wealth of talent of the Pinnacle team, bodes well for our six-year old firm.”
Creekmuir is also active outside Pinnacle, serving on the advisory boards of several private companies and nonprofit organizations. He is chair of the advisory board at the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business at Elon University, a member of the board of trustees at Atlanta’s Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, and a member of the board of directors for YMCA Camp High Harbour which last year served over 6000 Georgia campers.
Creekmuir is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a CPA.
About Pinnacle Search Partners, LLC
Pinnacle Search Partners, LLC (www.pinnaclesearch.com) is a global executive search firm that excels in identifying, qualifying, and delivering candidates for leadership positions that drive company growth and profitability. Pinnacle’s high standard of quality performance is driven by its goal to be the most effective search firm in chosen specialty areas. The Pinnacle team is comprised of search professionals who possess years of industry experience and are professional, aggressive, dedicated and results-driven. As a talent partner, the Pinnacle team takes pride in getting to know its clients’ organization and to work quickly in delivering high-quality results.
Pinnacle Search Partners, LLC & SpenglerFox Launch International Business Seminar Global Connect In NYC
Seminar attended by top global and regional business leaders
Pinnacle Search Partners, LLC, and SpenglerFox, an EMEA Talent Consultancy global boutique executive search firm, along with their other affiliates recently hosted an international ‘Global Connect’ seminar in New York City as part of their Knowledge Exchange series.
This event was an exclusive invitation only business seminar that brought together top business leaders from the region and abroad to discuss the global landscape and opportunities within talent to enable growth in emerging and developed regions.
Global Connect offered a forum for guests to share their knowledge and experience in different markets and regions where they operate while also gaining knowledge from industry experts from Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and US. The event was kicked off by Mary Elizabeth Sadd, Founder of Pinnacle Search Partners, LLC, and Peter Szabo, SpenglerFox, who discussed the essential elements of a good fit between candidate and company. They identified consideration of the cultural element as being vital. According to Peter and Mary Elizabeth, “Moving people from one organization to another is not straightforward – the cultural part is extremely important and should not be underestimated.”
The event included an overview of the talent and business situation across global markets, presented by representatives from Africa, Middle East, Eastern and Western Europe, Latin America, Asia, Canada, and the US. Each representative presented a general overview of each marketplace as well as highlighted the intricacies of each market around culture, talent and business dealings. Additionally, there were featured guest speakers including Tom McGehee, from Brand Velocity, who is a published author, speaker, and thought leader on improving organizational execution through collaboration, and Bob Ryan, an Executive Coach from Shields Meneley Partners who was a former Global VP of HR who has more than 35 personal moves, inclusive of 6 International relocations.
Bob Ryan presented and shared his views as to what it takes for the International recruit to go from candidate to successful employee in the first 100 days. He also talked about bringing internationally recruited candidates to the US, sending US talent abroad, and the elements involved in a ‘real’ global search. Mr. McGehee discussed Professionalism, Passion and People – Unleashing the right person to achieve more!
The Knowledge Exchange series was established by SpenglerFox to offer business leaders the opportunity to gain an insight into the global talent landscape. The forum is interactive, allowing business leaders the chance to discuss best practice and ideas with other group members, while being mindful of the overall talent landscape.
For more information on Pinnacle Search Partners, LLC visit www.pinnaclesearch.com
Pinnacle Search Partners, LLC, a global boutique executive search firm, was founded with the specific mission of providing a first-class customer experience for clients and candidates alike, fostering a culture that emphasizes the impact an impressive executive can have on an organization.
Pinnacle has the size and flexibility to move fast and deliver a superior experience to our clients and candidates. We take pride in serving as a trusted advisor in delivering results aligned to your specific needs. The Pinnacle team is comprised of award-winning leaders, possessing years of top level industry experience. We are professional, aggressive, results-driven, and dedicated. As your talent partner, we take pride in getting to know your organization and we have the ability to work quickly to deliver high quality results.
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