Thomas W. Ehardt was named Executive Vice President & Senior Managing Director of UBM Life Sciences in March 2015, following the acquisition of Advanstar Communications Inc. by UBM in December 2014. With Advanstar, Tom was Executive Vice President, Life Sciences in addition to holding the Chief Financial Officer role.
Mr. Ehardt originally joined Advanstar to fill its newly created position of Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer in September 2010. Tom’s administrative responsibilities included Building Services, IT, HR, Legal and Media Operations. In October 2012, Tom assumed the additional role of Chief Financial Officer. When he was named EVP of Advanstar Life Sciences in January 2014, he relinquished his Chief Administrative Officer duties.
Prior to joining Advanstar, Mr. Ehardt served as Chief Executive Officer for the Advogent Group within the Platinum Equity Group. He led the re-structuring efforts within the company post-acquisition and successfully developed strategies for long-term growth. Before joining Advogent in 2007, Ehardt held the position of CEO at Jobson Publishing Group where he led the company through a major management restructuring resulting in substantial increases in revenues and profits across the organization.
Mr. Ehardt has over 25 years of B2B media company experience driving significant growth in revenues, profits and cash flows. His experience includes: maximizing potential of core products, development of ancillary revenue streams, new product development, significant acquisitions and integration experience, dispositions, expense reductions and re-engineering activities.
He earned a BA in Accounting at Pace University, and an MBA in Finance from Long Island University, graduating Valedictorian.