Questex Deepens Investment of Leadership to Support Growth

Kurt Nelson Named Group Vice President, Talent Strategy and Derek James Named Director, Information Technology

NEW YORK, May 7, 2019Questex, a business information company, is expanding its team with new hires to bolster its growth. Questex has named Kurt Nelson, Group Vice President, Talent Strategy and Derek James, Director, Information Technology. These new leaders will support Questex’s business strategy and accelerated growth.

Nelson will be responsible for creating the human resources vision, direction and leadership for Questex. He will also oversee traditional HR functions. With a proven track record of leading organizations through significant stages of change including CEO leadership, ownership structure as well as acquisitions and mergers, Nelson brings over 20 years of strategic, senior-level human resources experience. As Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Nelson ran the human resources function at Penton, prior to its acquisition by Informa PLC. Nelson will also serve as a member of the Questex senior leadership team and will report directly to Paul Miller, CEO, Questex.

“At the center of our strategy is our employees – they are the driving force behind our success and growth,” said Miller. “Kurt’s expertise will help us create a collaborative culture of innovation and also retain and attract top talent. We’re excited to have Kurt join our team.”
James is a successful IT professional, skilled at analyzing problems, developing and simplifying procedures and creating great innovative solutions. He brings significant experience in large scale migrations and in planning and implementing new strategies to improve and maximize technology-related resources. James was most recently a Senior Infrastructure Engineer at PrismHR. Earlier in his career, James gained information services experience at O’Reilly Media and Hachette Book Group. James will report to Debra S. Mason, Chief Financial Officer, Questex.

“We welcome Derek to Questex,” added Mason. “He is joining our team at an exciting time. His experience and insights will be invaluable to Questex as we grow organically and through the acquisition of new capabilities and assets.”

About Questex
At Questex, we are passionate about driving business outcomes. We connect buyers and sellers and help both achieve their goals. We are online, on devices and live with experiential engagements. We understand the buyer’s behavior and evolving needs and connect them with the seller through continual touchpoints. From discovery through purchase and purchase through advocacy, we supply unmatched access, insight, engagement and turnkey solutions all in one place. 


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