SOURCE: ForteCEO Group

October 09, 2006 13:11 ET

ForteCEO Group Names David C. Marshall President

NORTHBROOK, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 9, 2006 -- ForteCEO Group (ForteCEO), a leading provider of interim senior executives to meet the needs of small and family owned businesses, announced today that it has appointed David C. Marshall as president.

Mr. Marshall comes to ForteCEO Group from Fine Arts Engraving, a Merrill Communications company, where he also served as president. During his tenure with Fine Arts, Mr. Marshall played a critical role building its management team and integrating Fine Arts into the culture of Merrill, which acquired Fine Arts in early 2005. Previously, he also served as vice president, brand management services, for the same firm. He joined Merrill after assisting the family owners of Fine Arts, as a ForteCEO, sell the company to Merrill.

"Dave is a seasoned veteran with extensive experience in creating world-class customer-focused teams for both large and small companies in multiple industries," said Mark Rittmanic, CEO and founder of ForteCEO Group. "We are very excited to have someone with his track record of building successful companies onboard as a leader."

"ForteCEO has a solid growth plan for the future based on its unique niche providing hands-on experienced senior executives on an interim basis to help private companies succeed," said Dave Marshall. "I look forward to working with Mark Rittmanic and the ForteCEO team to meet the objectives of our growing client base."

Prior to Fine Arts Engraving, Mr. Marshall spent eight years with Chiasso Inc. as president and CEO, equity partner, and a member of the board of directors. Chiasso is a leading national retailer of modern home accessories, where Mr. Marshall introduced a multi-channel strategy involving catalog, e-commerce and "bricks-and-mortar" facilities. In addition, he held senior positions with the Bigsby & Kruthers Companies for nearly ten years, including chief operating officer and chief financial officer.

He began his career at KPMG. Mr. Marshall holds a B.S. in Accounting and B.S. in Finance from Southern Illinois University, and is also a CPA. He currently resides with his family in Glencoe, Illinois.

About ForteCEO Group

ForteCEO Group is a leading provider of interim senior executives to meet the needs of small and family owned businesses. ForteCEO has become the go-to firm for solving critical business problems because it understands the unique issues facing private companies. We work in leadership and mentoring roles, and have a passion for solving problems and seeing businesses thrive. Our assignments can be short or long term. Our clients are owners and investors who want a change agent who can dive into challenging situations, make things happen and put the business on that path to success. More information on ForteCEO Group can be found at www.forteceo.com

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