Business Leadership Issues Are Topic Of Live Discussion For ECNext's CFO

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RJ Valentine, CFO of Columbus-based ECNext, will discuss business leadership issues on Ohio Success Leaders radio show.

Business leadership issues will be the topic of this Saturday's Planet Business Radio's afternoon show titled "Ohio Success Leaders" on 880 AM and streaming on the internet at http://www.wrfd.com. RJ Valentine, CFO of ECNext, leading online media company that operates more than 50 premier business websites, will be featured as one of three keynote guests.

As a prominent community business leader, RJ will speak of his past business leadership experiences to stimulate ideas and actions for Planet Business Radio listeners. Valentine comments, "The development of quality business leadership skills requires many divergent experiences, and receptivity to learn and grow; with significant growth most often coming from the toughest times. I thoroughly enjoyed participating with the other guests on the show lively discussing the trends and needs in the current business environment."

Prior to joining ECNext, Valentine served as Vice President and COO/CFO of MPW Industrial Services, a leading provider of integrated, technology-based industrial cleaning, facility management, water purification & container management services in North America. . Valentine completed the privatization of MPW, effectively removing the company from the NASDAQ stock market via a merger.

Prior to joining MPW, Valentine served as CFO for Liqui-Box Corporation, a Columbus, Ohio based manufacturer of specialized liquid packaging systems. In 2002 he completed the sale of Liqui-Box to E.I. DuPont. Valentine's prior experiences include serving as a Divisional CEO in a private equity group, an International Group Controller for Invacare Corporation, and his foundational skills were developed while at the accounting firm of Price Waterhouse (PwC). Active in the mergers and acquisitions community for many years, he has completed transactions spread across several countries including New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, Spain, Canada, and the U.S.A.

Valentine is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College, and is a Certified Public Accountant. In addition to his duties at ECNext, Valentine serves on the board of directors of Pentagon Technologies Group Inc., a California based company servicing the semi-conductor industry.

About ECNext
ECNext is a Columbus, OH-based, online media company that operates over 50 premier business websites for various business publishers. These websites serve end users such as business decision makers, entrepreneurs, and business professionals seeking information and resources to help them make well-informed business decisions. Through these sites, the Company offers millions of articles, reports, graphs, chapters, executive profiles and business resources. In making this premium content available via the open Web, it can be accessed on demand through a pay-per view purchase, subscription license, or free registration through MANTA.Com. To learn more about ECNext visit http://www.ECNext.com.

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