Ansley Steps Down In Wake Of Symon Acquisition BY RMG
June 23, 2013 by Dave Haynes
It will not come as any shock that the guy who ran Symon Communications for many years did not stick around for long after the company was acquired by RMG Networks earlier this year.
Charles Ansley is retiring in a couple of weeks, stepping down as President, RMG Enterprise Solutions. Ansley had been Chief Executive Officer of Symon from 2002 until its acquisition.
A news release says Ansley “will provide transitional services to RMG Networks through the end of the year. RMG plans to align the role and structure of the office of President, Enterprise Solutions to best meet the needs of its growth initiatives.”
“Charles’s distinguished career spans senior leadership roles at IBM, AT&T, EDS and most recently as CEO of Symon Communications. Charles was instrumental in orchestrating the combination of Symon and RMG, and we are thankful for his leadership during the post-merger integration period,” said Garry McGuire, Chief Executive Officer, RMG Networks.
“I am proud of our team’s accomplishments over the past 11 years that have made RMG Enterprise Solutions the digital signage partner to nearly 70% of the Fortune 500,” said Mr. Ansley. “I am sincerely grateful for the support I’ve received from the RMG management team, our great customers and our exceptional employees around the globe. RMG is well positioned and on a clear path to a bright future as the leader in intelligent digital signage. My heart is with the company and I will always be a fan and shareholder of RMG.”
From my view way in the cheap seats, guys who were in charge don’t do all that well no longer being in charge, and even more so when a company that focused heavily on corporate communications and software gets picked up and run by a company that is squarely in the digital OOH media business, which Symon studiously avoided when it was a separate entity.