Former UBM Americas CRO David Kaye Joins Executive Management Team of NostalgiaCon in CRO Role

Kaye led sales innovation and transformation for UBM Americas (now Informa), owner of more than 100 tradeshows, expos and conventions

Miami, Florida, UNITED STATES

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Decades fan conventions company NostalgiaCon announced today that it has tapped David Kaye, former Chief Revenue Officer for UBM Americas (now Informa), to lead the company’s U.S. sales operations as CRO. Until its recent acquisition, UBM Americas was the largest network of trade shows, exhibitions and conferences in the Americas.

In his new position, Kaye will lead all of NostalgiaCon’s sales strategy and culture. Kaye will identify growth opportunities while maximizing revenues for the three events the company has scheduled, starting in 2019 with NostalgiaCon’s Ultimate 80s Reunion in Anaheim, CA, July 4-6 ( Kaye will report to NostalgiaCon CEO Manny Ruiz.

“David’s senior management experience leading vast sales teams, high integrity, and collaborative leadership style will help us build a strong world class foundation for growth, expansion and executional excellence,” said Ruiz. “We’re truly honored to have Dave aboard as a key leader and partner of our growing, executive management team.”

In addition to his senior role at UBM Americas, Kaye’s career includes sales leadership at The Economist, where he was Chief Revenue Officer for the Americas, in addition to a global role creating, launching and directing The Economist Career Network. He started his career at Ziff-Davis Media, where he held the post of West Coast Associate Publisher at the company’s flagship publication, PC Magazine.

About NostalgiaCon, LLC 
With offices in New York’s iconic Kaufman Studios and downtown Miami, NostalgiaCon ( is a global fan conventions company wholly focused on celebrating the pop culture icons, influencers, music, newsmakers, entertainers, shows, films, sports, fads, toys, foods and more, that take us back to the decades we're most fond of. NostalgiaCon is the first platform ever created to fully scale and monetize the decades both in the United States and internationally through conventions, concerts, events, privately licensed entertainment, social media, and more.

Beginning July 4-6, 2019 in Anaheim, California with the epic 80s, NostalgiaCon will capture eras in their full glory, capitalizing on the powerful force of nostalgia via the people, trends and moments that define entire generations.

NostalgiaCon is the brainchild of serial entrepreneurs Manny Ruiz, creator and producer of the nationally renowned Hispanicize event and the Mixed Reality Marketing Summit, and Sean Wolfington, Chairman and CEO of The Wolfington Companies and Chairman and CEO of CarSaver, Walmart’s exclusive auto buying platform.

Investor relations are being led The Wolfington Companies.


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