Our businesses are reinventing information products and software, developing new ways to connect with customers and creating new services that exploit new technologies and serve evolving media habits. Greenhaven Partners typically innovate around a core product to develop higher-value products and services that simplify our customers’ work lives.
We work closely with our entrepreneurial partners to prioritize and seize these opportunities via start-up, organic growth and acquisition opportunities.
We are active board members of our businesses, typically helping to develop strategy, determine investment priorities and budgets and recruit new talent.
We believe that value-added information and insight can cut across media and geographies. To be successful, however, our businesses must continually adapt to changing technology and information consumption behavior.
We have built businesses around the globe in a variety of media, including:
The leading information provider to corporate controllers and other accounting department professionals. Sold to Diversified Media.
International market analysis to the global telecommunications industry tracking fixed, wireless and media trends. Sold to UBM.
The source of research, news and analysis for leaders in the consulting and recruiting industries. Sold to Bloomberg.
Digital marketing agency. Sold to Aegis.
Wayne is Executive Chairman of Chief Executive Group and CEO of The Chief Executive Network. He is also the Chairman of Bongarde Media and served as the Chairman of Pyramid Research until its sale to United Business Media.
He served as CEO of Kennedy Information from 1996 through 2003; he and his team grew the company by over 650% during his tenure and sold the company to The Bureau of National Affairs for a 30x increase in shareholder value.
He was also the Chairman and CEO of Vizium, a marketing services company founded by Greenhaven’s partners and sold to Aegis.
Prior to Greenhaven, Wayne was a consultant with Bain & Company and Monitor Company in Boston, London, Milan and California. He managed Monitor’s L.A. office and expansion to Korea. Before that he worked at Goldman Sachs and The World Bank.
He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Stanford University. Wayne is the past Chairman and President of the Specialty Information Publishers Association (SIPA). He also serves on the boards of several civic non-profit organizations, and is an active member of Young President’s Organization, AIPAC and various organizations that promote tolerance education throughout the world.
Marshall Cooper is CEO of Chief Executive Group, and a board member of Bongarde. He previously served as President of Kennedy Information, which he helped grow 650% in five years before its sale.
Prior to Greenhaven, Marshall did merger and acquisition and strategy work for K-III Communications (now Primedia) and The New York Times Company. He also served from 1989 to 1991 as editor of President Bush’s primary briefing, The Daily White House News Summary. He also worked for the Department of State at the American Embassy in Helsinki.
Marshall holds a BA in History and Political Science from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College, where he founded the school newspaper and established the Tuck Times Scholarship. Marshall served on the National Board of Directors of AIPAC and several local, civic non-profits.
Giles serves as a member of the board of Bongarde. Previously he was CEO of LA411/Media Publishing International, a Greenhaven company which provided directory services to the entertainment industry, and which Greenhaven sold to Reed Business Information. He also served on the Boards of Directors of Pyramid Research and TGI through their build-ups and sales.
Prior to Greenhaven, Giles was a strategy consultant at Monitor Company in Los Angeles with clients in telecoms, media, aerospace and chemicals.
Mr. Goodhead holds an MBA from Stanford University and a double-first in Economics from Cambridge University, England. He is the author of Us v Them, a book describing the tribal rivalries of soccer matches around the world, published by Viking Penguin. He is a member of the Ambassador group for ActionAid, a UK-based NGO working on poverty programs internationally.