Buyouts Insider is part of Simplify Compliance, which creates time-saving products and services that help customers learn, comply, and succeed in the fields of employment law, healthcare regulations, financial services and telecommunications. Here are the members of our leadership team.
Jim Beecher, President
Jim Beecher is Executive Vice President of Simplify Compliance and President of Argosy Group, the financial services division of the company. He serves as President of Buyouts Insider, a business which he has led since 2005, which is part of Argosy. Jim sets the course for company strategy and handles corporate development for the unit.
In 2014, Jim led the buyout of Buyouts Insider from Thomson Reuters, where he was Global Business Manager of Private Equity and served as General Manager for the company’s media assets in private equity, which include many of the brands that comprise Buyouts Insider today.
Prior to this, Jim served as Chief Operating Officer at VentureOne/Asset Alternatives, a unit of Wicks Business Information that was sold to Dow Jones in 2004. Previously he spent many years in management and business development roles at Euromoney Institutional Investor.
In what now seems like centuries ago, Jim kicked off his career as an award-winning journalist at The Express-Times in Easton, Pa. He holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a BA from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.
James Gale, Director of Sales
Jim Gale is the Director of Sales at Argosy Group where he runs the Circulation Subscription Sales Teams for Buyouts Insider/Venture Capital Journal, Regulatory Compliance Watch, Credit Union Directors and RCW Compliance Conferences. Jim has a history of taking Sales teams and having an immediate impact on the Sales pipeline, personnel and results and output through reinvigorated Sales management, team leadership and strategy, and a renewed focus on Sales output and personnel. Jim joined Argosy Group in October of 2014.
Prior to this, Jim was the Senior Vice President of Sales for Congressional Quarterly for 18 years, a division of the Economist Magazine of London. During his time at Congressional Quarterly, Jim orchestrated a sales effort that increase New Sales at an 8x multiplier and moved the Sales Revenue needle at a 5x multiplier over the years. He sat on the Senior Team Executive Committee for Congressional Quarterly under three separate CEO’s due to his expertise in Sales and getting the most out of his sales teams.
Jim started his Sales career as a Sales Representative for the Westinghouse Corporation, and continued his award-winning Sales career as a Sales Representative for Dun & Bradstreet, and then moved to be a Sales Representative at the Bureau of National Affairs/Bloomberg. Jim graduated from Shepherd University with a BS degree in Business Administration.
Vikash Magdani, Membership Director
Vikash Magdani is an entrepreneurial executive with over a decade of international corporate and business development experience within Financial Services, Private Finance and Oil & Energy B2B multi platform media. Before joining Buyouts Insider, Vikash was Partner and still special advisor at Nova Venture Partners LLC and prior to that Chief Investment Officer & Managing Director at The Oil & Gas Council based in NYC & London where he led global partnerships, the Americas business and was chief liaison between the councils global network of international investors and O&G companies.
Vikash’s career in media commenced with Incisive Media Investments LTD, A then Apax Partners company, in London and New York. Vikash is also founder of Capthorne Ventures LLC, an angel investment & go to market advisory to multiple agnostic successful start up’s and small businesses across the globe.
Vikash has a near complete MSc. in International Business from Birkbeck, University College London, A post graduate Diploma in Digital Media Management from Birkbeck, University College London, A certificate in Entrepreneurial Essentials from Harvard Business School and a BSc. with honors in Industrial Systems and Business Management from the University of Westminster, London.
Andrew O’Donnell, Conference Marketing Director
Andrew O’Donnell is Conference Marketing Director of Argosy Group, the financial services division of the company. A marketing alumni of University of Maryland, College Park, Andrew’s background in conference and subscription marketing encompasses motivational leadership and strategy always focusing on ROI.
Throughout his career, Andrew has gained extensive experience in all forms of marketing and event management, including the ability to budget, analyze, organize, and prioritize. A creative problem solver and strategic thinker, Andrew has years of experience in the field with the majority of his time spent in digital marketing and experience design.
Prior to joining, Andrew’s previous experience included overseeing a global portfolio of 80+ events at ALM Media, developing & implementing effective marketing strategies for invite-only leadership forums at Influence Group, and managing integrated marketing campaigns for subscriptions and events at Euromoney Institutional Investor.
A devout foodie, Andrew enjoys exploring & dining at New York City restaurants and pubs and spending time with his family and friends.