LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cannae Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CNNE) (“Cannae” or the “Company”) today announced the board of directors has appointed Richard N. Massey as Chief Executive Officer effective November 15, 2019. In addition to the role of Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Massey will remain on the board of directors of Cannae and as Senior Managing Director of Trasimene Capital Management, LLC.
“We are very pleased that Rick will be joining our team as CEO, an incredible opportunistic milestone for Cannae,” commented William P. Foley, II, Chairman of Cannae. “As a seasoned leader with extensive experience, Rick has the ability to advance the growth strategy of Cannae and will be instrumental in the Company’s execution of its initiatives.”
Mr. Massey has more than three decades of significant related experience, most recently as a partner of Westrock Capital Partners and Bear State Advisors, both multifamily investment offices. Mr. Massey was Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel of Alltel Corporation from January 2006 to January 2009, the fifth largest wireless carrier in the United States, before being sold for approximately $29 billion in 2009. Previously, from 2000 until 2006, Mr. Massey served as Managing Director of Stephens Inc., a private investment bank, during which time his financial advisory practice focused on software and information technology companies. Mr. Massey also serves as a director of The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, which is a Cannae portfolio company, as well as a director of Fidelity National Financial, Inc., Black Knight, Inc. and FGL Holdings. He is also a director of the Oxford American Literary Project and Chairman of the Board of the Arkansas Razorback Foundation.
“I am excited and honored to join Bill Foley, one of the greatest investor operators of his generation and the management team at Cannae during such an important time of growth for the Company, a once in a lifetime opportunity,” commented Rick Massey. “I have been fortunate to work closely with the Cannae portfolio companies and management team over the course of many years during my time on the boards of FNF and Cannae.”
About Cannae Holdings, Inc.
Cannae (NYSE:CNNE) is a diversified holding company with over $1 billion in book value in assets and boasts a strong track record of investing in a diverse range of assets. Cannae holds majority and minority equity investment stakes in a number of entities, including Ceridian HCM Holding Inc., The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, American Blue Ribbon Holdings, LLC, 99 Restaurants Holdings, LLC and T-System Holding, LLC. Principals at Cannae have successfully acquired over 100 companies with aggregate consideration in excess of $30 billion for Fidelity National Financial. Inc., Cannae and related companies over the last 20 years. More information about Cannae can be found at www.cannaeholdings.com.
Forward-Looking Statements and Risk Factors
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