Naylor Association Solutions Acquires WJ Weiser and Associates, a Leading Association Management Company
RLJ Equity Partners-owned Naylor’s set of engagement and revenue solutions now include association management, online learning and AMS services, content strategy, career centers, event management, and print, digital and video communications, serving 1,800+ associations in the U.S. and Canada.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Naylor Association Solutions, the leading provider of integrated communications, event management, online learning, career services, association management software (AMS) and advertising, exhibit and sponsorship sales for the North American association marketplace, has acquired Schaumburg, Illinois-based WJ Weiser and Associates, a leading provider of association management solutions. WJ Weiser services include everything from full outsourced management of associations to specific services such as accounting and financial management, branch and chapter management, and information and technology services.
“We are building a unique network of offerings that is designed to help associations improve the quality of their engagement with members, generate non-dues revenue and more than anything, succeed in their stated mission, “ said Alex DeBarr, president & CEO of Naylor. Our job is to help build strong associations and WJ Weiser really expands our ability to do that,” continued DeBarr.
“We are proud to be joining a company with such depth and experience in the association marketplace,” said Wendy Weiser, president and CEO, WJ Weiser and Associates. “I’m really excited to introduce the Naylor suite of products and services to our customers, and impressed with the Naylor and RLJ vision for growing the business,” stated Weiser.
“We are particularly excited about the WJ Weiser targeted focus on medical and health sciences associations,” added Jerry Johnson, an RLJ Equity Partners partner and Chairman of Naylor’s Board.. “Healthcare represents an important market sector for us and Weiser provides us with additional tools to offer the associations in it,” Johnson concluded.
Naylor and RLJ worked with NewStar Financial on the transaction.
Naylor acquired AMS supplier Timberlake Membership Solutions earlier this year and leading job board and career services provider Boxwood Technology in 2014. In May 2015, Naylor acquired the exclusive North American distribution rights to Blue Sky Broadcast’s suite of online learning solutions. In the past 12 months Naylor has also introduced new video, content consulting, event consulting and an updated print/digital buyer’s guide offerings exclusively for trade and professional associations.
About Naylor Association Solutions
Naylor Association Solutions provides products and services that drive member engagement and revenue for 1,800+ associations in North America. Founded in 1969, Naylor helps trade and professional associations drive member engagement and revenue by offering an array of solutions, including communications strategy, content, print, digital, video, full service event management, advertising, sponsorship & exhibit sales, career centers, e-learning, association management and association management software (AMS) solutions. It’s not what Naylor does that makes us unique; it’s how we do it. Our team is committed to customer service, has a strong sense of integrity and possesses deep expertise helping associations achieve more success. Naylor has headquarters in Gainesville, Fla., with offices in Alpharetta, Ga.; Fairfax, Va.; Herndon, Va.; Darien, Conn.; Schaumburg, Ill.; and Winnipeg, Canada. Naylor was acquired by Bethesda, Md.-based private equity firm RLJ Equity Partners in December 2013.