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Path to Purchase Institute Founder to Lead Parent Firm

July 14 2016

US portfolio company Eagle Holdings has named Path to Purchase Institute founder Peter Hoyt President and CEO, following its recent acquisition of his former company and publishing firms Stagnito Business Information and Edgell Communications.

Peter HoytEagle Holdings, whose parent company is RFE Investment Partners, has combined the three businesses to provide an integrated suite of digital and print media, events, data/information services, research services and professional training. In addition, the merged business offers access to a community of influencers and decision makers across the retail and CPG marketplace.

Hoyt (pictured) set up the Path to Purchase Institute (formerly known as the In-Store Marketing Institute) in 1988, to serve the needs of retailers, brands and other providers along the path to purchase. In his new role, he replaces Kollin Stagnito, CEO of Stagnito Business Information + Edgell Communications, who has stepped down to 'pursue other interests'.

Hoyt will also continue as Executive Director of the Path to Purchase Institute, and report to Eagle Holdings Executive Chairman Alan Glass, who comments: 'No one understands the retail/CPG marketplace better than Peter Hoyt. During his 33-year career, he has created a revolutionary business model around community building, digital entrepreneurship and face-to-face programming. He will continue to build out this model as the company develops new products and adds targeted acquisitions in order to fully serve our customers' marketing needs'.

Web sites: www.p2pi.org and www.stagnito-edgell.com .

All articles 2006-19 written and edited by Mel Crowther and/or Nick Thomas.

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