HIGH POINT, N.C. and LAS VEGAS–International Market Centers has named William Lacey chief financial officer. Lacey has a strong operational finance orientation and comes to IMC with more than 30 years of broad-based experience in both public and private-equity-owned companies. He succeeds Kathy Venezia, who has been with IMC since the company’s inception in May 2011 and will stay through the end of the year to assist with the transition.
In his new post, Lacey will provide day-to-day leadership to all aspects of the finance function across the organization, lead the development and monitoring of the budgeting process, the development and implementation of procedures and controls for accounting practices, as well as the collection, analysis and production of financial data for operating reports. He will also be responsible to ensure the proper accounting controls are in place to prepare the company to comply with all regulatory reporting requirements of a public company.
Lacey has led two companies through their initial public offering processes and has significant capital markets and transaction experience. Prior to joining IMC, Lacey served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for GSE, a manufacturing company based in Houston, where he completed an IPO in February 2012. Before that, he was senior vice president/chief financial officer for Animal Health, a leading distributor of animal healthy products.
“We are very fortunate to have someone of Bill’s professionalism and track record to lead a best-in-class financial organization at IMC. We will look to his capabilities and leadership to actively manage our capital structure and lender relationships, in addition to optimizing operational performance based on strategic corporate objectives and market opportunities,” said Robert Maricich, CEO of International Market Centers.
Lacey added, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join IMC’s talented and capable team and be a part of a company that is well positioned in its respective industries and with incredible growth potential. I look forward to working with our various stakeholders to add a dimension of deep financial rigor, insight and controls, which will translate into even greater operational value to IMC.”