NEWS // The Special Event Company Hires Chief Financial Officer

John Kurtzweil Joins Event and Meeting Management Company In Raleigh Headquarters

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Special Event Company announced today that John Kurtzweil has joined the North Carolina-based firm as Chief Financial Officer. Kurtzweil will work closely with founder and CEO Sally Webb as the international company expands the scope and scale of its operations, following a period of significant growth over the last few years.

“Sally and her team have created a one-of-a-kind organization with tremendous potential to be a global leader in the events category,” said Kurtzweil.

Kurtzweil comes to The Special Event Company after 19 years in a chief financial officer role for multiple publicly traded technology companies. Most recently, he served as VP of Finance of Cree, Inc. and CFO of Wolfspeed, a Cree company. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President, CFO and Special Advisor to the CEO of Extreme Networks, Inc.

“We are extremely fortunate to have someone of John’s talent and experience helping us to manage our growth,” said Webb. “The Special Event Company has always aimed to distinguish itself in our area of specialty, and John will enable us to strengthen that position as we expand our services globally.”