La Macchia Group Announces New President, CFO, Succession Plans
Tom Kennedy has been named President, Scott Fulton has joined the firm as CFO and Benjamin La Macchia and Dave Throndson have been named future ownership successors.
Today, Ralph and Mary Lou La Macchia announced a new President, CFO and long-term succession plans for La Macchia Group, a Milwaukee-headquartered firm that designs and builds market-driven, brand-centered financial institutions. Tom Kennedy has been named President, Scott Fulton has joined the firm as CFO and Benjamin La Macchia and Dave Throndson have been named future ownership successors. Ralph La Macchia has been named Chairman of the Board, Mary Lou La Macchia has been named Vice Chair.
“I love racing and I’m not going to let up on the gas,” said Ralph La Macchia. “After going full throttle with La Macchia Group for nearly 20 years, it’s the right time to look ahead and determine our future course and how best to navigate it. That strategy development is where my passion lies, and where these changes will enable me to focus my efforts.”
Ralph and Mary Lou La Macchia announced that, effective immediately, Tom Kennedy has been named President. Tom’s leadership, experience and expertise have been invaluable to the organization since he joined La Macchia Group in 2015. Tom’s immediate comprehension of La Macchia Group’s business and culture has allowed him to be a cornerstone in its present and future plans. In addition to his experience at La Macchia Group, Tom brings with him more than 30 years of leadership and management experience in the design-build industry, including overseeing Opus North’s design-build operations as well as Epstein Global’s design-build practice.
“Tom has been a critical contributor to the success of our company in recent years,” said Ralph La Macchia. “I know he will build on that momentum to drive us toward even greater growth and opportunity.”
Additionally, Ben La Macchia and Dave Throndson have been named as future owners of the company. Ben joined La Macchia Group in 2002 and is the company’s Senior Vice President. In his current role, Ben is heavily involved in business development along with the company’s marketing efforts. Ben also serves as an important in-house real estate resource having previously led La Macchia Group’s Planning & Real Estate department. Dave joined La Macchia Group in 2004 and is the company’s Senior Vice President of Sales. Dave oversees all business development activities for the company.
Scott Fulton also joined La Macchia Group as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. His high-level, industry-specific experience makes him a valued member of the executive leadership team, where he will be a key asset to the company and a driver for La Macchia Group’s continued growth.
“Tom, Ben, Dave and Scott are committed to the family values our company was founded on,” said Mary Lou La Macchia. “We are proud to have them as the leadership team of our company. Over the years we have seen their growth and passion for our vision to be a top employer and industry leader.”
About La Macchia Group
Through its proven methodology of Plan – Brand – Design – Build – Evolve, La Macchia Group designs and builds market-driven, brand-centered financial institutions, tailored to meet each client’s unique needs. As the trusted development partner of more than 400 financial institutions across the nation, La Macchia Group creates exceptional environments that foster customer relationships and provide a competitive advantage with measurable results. For more information, visit www.lamacchiagroup.com.