The Team

Suresh Kavan Suresh Kavan
President & CEO

Suresh has been CEO of dmg information since August 2008. In October, 2009 Suresh also became Chairman and CEO of the dmg events businesses.

Prior to joining DMGT, Suresh was President of the $2.5B Investment & Advisory group at Thomson Reuters. He initially joined Thomson in September 2000 as a result of the acquisition by Thomson of Primark. He held various positions including President of Corporate, Investment Management and Banking of Thomson Financial. Prior to 2000, Suresh was President and Chief Executive Officer of I/B/E/S International, a fast growing global, financial information company.

He has been involved in the b2b information industry for more than 20 years, holding a variety of positions in sales, marketing, research, technology, product development, business development and general management. He has worked extensively in Europe, Asia and North America.

Suresh holds a BS in Economics from University College, London. Suresh is married with two young boys aged 8 and 6 and lives in Greenwich, CT. Among his many passions are all things technological, Arsenal F.C. and the island of Jamaica.

Paul Sykes Paul Sykes

Paul graduated with a BSc in economics from Leicester University. After graduating he joined KPMG and gained experience in auditing and other areas of finance while qualifying for membership in the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

Paul then joined Emap plc, initially in the role of financial controller of the media group’s magazine distribution division, then moving into a central role to develop the group’s treasury function. As group treasurer he had extensive involvement in a wide range of both equity and debt raising transactions, as well as media-related acquisitions and divestments in the UK and continental Europe.

Paul joined DMG Information in 1997 and moved to the US in 2000, reflecting the investment emphasis on the US and the geographic spread of the businesses following several significant acquisitions.

He is a member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and the UK Association of Corporate Treasurers.

George Orlov George Orlov
Chief Architect (CTO)

George joined dmgi in September 2011 as Chief Architect. He is responsible for dmgi’s overall technology strategy and the effectiveness and efficiency of technology across the dmgi/ dmge portfolio of companies, as well as technology-related due diligence of potential acquisitions

George has 20 years of technology executive leadership experience.  Prior to dmgi, he was CIO & CTO for fast-growth startups and mid-size technology strategy companies – Forrester Research and Callisma (acquired by SBC to become AT&T Consulting), and VP/CIO for two large energy companies – Pacific Gas & Electric and Exelon). Additionally, he has 15 years of management consulting experience.

George attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, receiving his undergraduate degree in Physics and his graduate degree in Nuclear Engineering. He loves to cycle, run, sail and spend time at Chautauqua Institution.

Stephen Stout Stephen Stout
CEO, dmgi Asia Pacific

Stephen Stout, formerly CEO of Landmark Information Group, was appointed to a newly formed position of CEO, dmg::information Asia Pacific, in March 2013. Stephen is located in Singapore and is tasked with developing DMGI’s presence in the Asia Pacific markets

Stephen Stout was previously CEO of Landmark Information Group, to which he was appointed in May 2003

Stephen graduated from Loughborough University with a BSc (Hons) degree in Banking and Finance and worked for HSBC on their graduate management scheme mainly in investment banking. He then moved to Reed Elsevier joining Lexis Nexis, the legal and tax publisher initially in sales . His time with Lexis included stints as Managing Director for Asia based in Singapore for eight years and two years as Australian Managing Director based in Sydney. In 1996, Stephen returned to London to run the Lexis UK business, which he did for five years, before joining SoftLaw, the legal expert system provider, as a shareholder and CEO Europe.

Erik Levy Erik Levy
Senior VP, Strategy and M&A

Erik joined dmgi in October 2010 and is responsible for strategy and acquisitions across the dmgi/ dmge portfolio of companies. In his role, Erik works with the leadership of our portfolio companies to help identify and evaluate new growth opportunities and assist in the evaluation and execution of acquisitions.

Prior to dmgi, he held a number of business development and strategy roles including; Senior Director, Strategy and M&A at LexisNexis, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at PRIMEDIA and Consultant at Marakon Associates, a strategy management consulting firm.

Erik is a graduate of Vassar College, with an honors degree in Economics and the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated the Wharton School with an MBA.

In his spare time Erik enjoys traveling, reading business and industry periodicals, exercising and trying new restaurants. Erik resides in Manhattan with his wife Alison.

Paul Vogt Paul Vogt
General Counsel
Paul received his BA (summa cum laude) in Political Science and Economics from Fordham University, and his JD from Harvard Law School. Paul started his legal career in the Hartford office of Robinson & Cole, working in their Corporate practice group. He then spent nine years in the New York office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, making partner in the Business & Finance group in 2001. While at Morgan, Lewis, Paul advised clients on a variety of corporate and commercial matters, including complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, investments, and organizational matters.
Cecile Galvin Cecile Galvin
Executive Assistant to the CEO
Cecile joined dmg::information and dmg::events in August 2011 as Executive Assistant to the CEO. She joined our group with 12 years of experience – most recently working for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, as the Executive Assistant to the COO at their worldwide Headquarters in Washington, DC. In this role, she was also in charge of the opening of all new hotels outside the US. Cecile also worked at The Permanent Mission of Haiti to the Organization of American States in Washington DC.

A native of France, Cecile was educated in France, the United Kingdom and Spain where she acquired a Masters in International Affairs and a Translation Degree.

Cecile enjoys traveling, skiing and spending time with her husband and two young daughters.