LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Equities.com, an online financial publication and social community for investors, has hired Enzo Villani as its new Chief Executive Officer. Villani is the former founder of NASDAQ Global Corporate Services, and Co-Founder of DF King Worldwide.
"I am very excited to have Enzo Villani joining our company as CEO," said David Bernard, who will remain Chairman and President of Equities.com upon the new appointment. "Time and time again, Enzo has proven that he can be a force in the financial services industry. We believe that he brings immense value to the Equities.com management team, and will be a major driver in accelerating our growth as the destination platform for the investment community."
"Equities.com has a great reputation as being the central hub for public companies," Villani said. "With Equities.com, we focus on engaging investors, public and private markets, and contributors to develop the central ecosystem for investing."
Prior to joining Equities.com, Villani was a founder of NASDAQ Global Corporate Services by leading the first two acquisitions to form the new business line, which is now responsible for a significant portion of NASDAQ OMX's revenue. In 2006, he left NASDAQ to form Sage Holdings with other executives from the industry, which became DF King Worldwide after completing five international acquisitions. Villani was Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of DF King Worldwide. He has also held board positions with MZ Consult, the investor relations leader in Brazil and China, and later became President of MZ's US operations, which he founded through two acquisitions.
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