Wicks Group of Cos. LLC named Carl Fazio chief financial and operating officer of its portfolio company Antenna Audio. Fazio is a seasoned financial and operating executive with over 25 years of experience in the information and media industries, Wicks said.
Carl Fazio has been named Chief Financial and Operating Officer of Antenna Audio, Wicks’ most recent portfolio company investment. Mr. Fazio is a seasoned financial and operating executive with over 25 years of experience in the information and media industries.
“We are extremely excited to partner with Carl Fazio as CFO and COO of Antenna Audio,” said Daniel L. Black of The Wicks Group. “Carl is a results-oriented executive with substantial experience, and we are happy to have him join the company at this important time. He is a critical addition to the management team of Antenna and will have substantial responsibility within the company. This appointment is a demonstration of our commitment to the business and our focus on driving it to the next level.”
“Antenna Audio is recognized as the leading provider of educational content at visitor sites. It is my objective to help Antenna become more operationally and strategically focused as an independent company. Antenna has a wonderful base of premier clients, unique assets and a stellar reputation. We will build upon the base that exists to make the company a stronger and more nimble business in the future. I am very excited to be working with The Wicks Group again, as we have been successful partners in the past. We both see significant opportunity in this franchise.”
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.antennaaudio.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.
SOURCE The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.