Antenna Audio, which was recently bought by the Wicks Group, has named Janet Matricciani as its CEO. Antenna Audio produces and delivers educational content for use in multimedia and mobile tours for museums, exhibitions and historic sites. Wicks is a New York PE firm. Matricciani was previousy senior VP of corporate development at K12 Inc.
Janet Matricciani has been named Chief Executive Officer of Antenna Audio, Wicks’ most recent portfolio company investment. Ms. Matricciani is a leading international business executive with many years of experience as a general manager and corporate development executive in education and instructional media and management consulting. Prior to joining Antenna, Ms. Matricciani was senior vice president of corporate development at K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), a technology-based education company that provides proprietary curriculum and educational services for online delivery to students in the K-12 education market.
“Antenna Audio is extremely fortunate to attract an executive with Janet’s talents to lead this new chapter in the Company’s history. We believe leadership is the key ingredient to driving results, and we are very excited to have Janet join the team as CEO,” said Daniel L. Black of The Wicks Group. “Janet’s global experience, language skills, strategic outlook, enormous energy and desire to win will be critical to helping Antenna reach its potential. Her appointment as CEO is another demonstration of our commitment to Antenna, its iconic global customer base and its employees who have desired focused and stable leadership for some time. ”
“I am thrilled to have this opportunity to drive growth at such an exciting company,” said Ms. Matricciani. “Antenna has a fabulous core business with internationally famous clients, for whom we plan to offer more services and features. Furthermore, there is a terrific opportunity to grow the business into new customer and industry segments. I am truly delighted to be partnering with The Wicks Group and Antenna employees to drive the company forward to new heights.”
Antenna provides audio and multimedia content for live educational experiences at visitor sites on a global basis. The company operates in over 20 countries and in multiple languages at more than 350 museums and cultural sites. Last year, Antenna provided over 20 million audio and multimedia tours. The Wicks Group will seek to leverage Antenna’s expertise and market position to expand into adjacent and untapped markets with an expanded suite of products and services.
About The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. (www.wicksgroup.com).
The Wicks Group manages private equity funds that invest in selected segments of the information, education, and media industries. Such funds currently own or have owned companies in educational publishing, educational services, database and information services, affinity marketing services, consumer publishing, medical information services, radio and television broadcasting, outdoor advertising, and cable television distribution.
About Antenna Audio. (www.antennaudio.com).
For more than 25 years Antenna Audio has been a leader in the field of audio interpretation, providing the highest quality programming, equipment solutions and service, with the goal of creating an emotionally and intellectually engaging experience for visitors to museums, exhibitions, historic sites, and visitor attractions throughout the world. More than 100 million people worldwide have experienced an Antenna Audio tour at more than 800 sites, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery, London, the Louvre, Edinburgh Castle, the Alcatraz Penitentiary, and the Vatican Museum. For more information about Antenna’s latest projects in audio and audio-visual interpretation, please visit www.antennaaudio.com.