New York, NY – June 7, 2021– Berkery Noyes, an independent mid-market investment bank, announced today that David Loechner has joined the firm as Managing Director.
David has nearly four decades of experience in the trade show and events industry. He has held executive management, board positions, and senior leadership roles throughout his career and brings extensive operational, capital markets, and M&A experience. David most recently served as Founder and CEO of DLJ Events, a media and events advisory and management firm. Prior to this, he was CEO and President of Emerald, the largest B2B trade show, conference, and event operator in the United States.
As President of Nielsen Expositions in 2013, David led the sale process from the Nielsen Company and was appointed CEO under new private equity ownership. He renamed the organization Emerald Expositions, led the carve-out process, and successfully stood up the company as an independent organization with over 500 employees in 10 US offices. Through a combination of organic growth and successfully completing and integrating over 16 acquisitions in 5 years, more than doubling the size of the company, he completed a successful IPO in 2017.
“As we reaffirm our long-standing history and commitment to covering the trade show and events marketplace, David adds a wealth of knowledge that will help achieve superior outcomes for our clients,” said James Berkery, Managing Partner at Berkery Noyes. “Being on the buy side for so long and seeing dozens of prospective acquisitions cross his desk annually, in addition to his hands-on experience operating over 150+ events and media products each year in this sector, David knows what makes individual properties attractive.” Berkery continued, “David is able to uniquely position and discuss each business, highlighting their best qualities and forward capabilities, which is a competitive advantage for clients.”
“I couldn’t be more pleased to join such an experienced and engaged senior team at Berkery Noyes,” added Mr. Loechner. “I aim to be a proven, experienced, and trusted resource for elevating and increasing our client’s success at such a pivotal time in the events and media industry.”
David received his BA in Business Administration and Management from Principia College.