Genstar-backed 2-10 HBW taps O’Hara as CEO

O'Hara succeeds Scott Cromie who served as CEO for 13 years and will continue as a member of the company's board of directors.

  • Genstar acquires 2-10 HBW in 2018
  • He is the former CEO of Move Inc./Realtor.com
  • O’Hara also served as president of content, distribution and sales for The Madison Square Garden Company

Genstar Capital portfolio company 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty Group, a provider of home warranty solutions to homeowners, real estate professionals, and home builders, has named Ryan O’Hara as CEO.

O’Hara succeeds Scott Cromie who served as CEO for 13 years and will continue as a member of the company’s board of directors.

Ryan Clark, president and managing director of Genstar Capital, which acquired 2-10 HBW in 2018, said in a statement: “Ryan has an impressive track record of developing a strong vision and leading companies. When Scott shared that he was going to retire, Ryan was our clear choice to lead 2-10 HBW into its next chapter of growth. His broad experience as a CEO and board member makes him a tremendous addition to the 2-10 HBW team.”

O’Hara served as CEO of Move Inc./Realtor.com, where he led the highly successful turnaround and re-positioning of the business; Shutterfly, Inc. prior to its sale to Apollo Global Management, and; The Topps Company, where he grew the business domestically and internationally. In addition, he served as president of content, distribution and sales for The Madison Square Garden Company.

He has a BA in economics Stanford University and an MBA from The Harvard Business School.