Steve Knoop is the new chief executive officer for Healy Family Holdings, best known for building Turtle Wax into a major car care brand.
“Over the past several years Steve has become a close confidant and advisor. We have an enormous respect for his work and look forward to him taking on this important leadership role within our company,” said Sondra Healy, co-chairman of Turtle Wax, Inc
According to the company, Knoop is a respected industry leader with more than 35 years of strategic corporate finance experience across many industries, including consumer brands and products.
Prior to Healy Family Holdings, Knoop was managing principal of First Chicago Advisors, Inc. He served as co-group leader and managing director of the U.S. mergers and acquisitions group at BMO Nesbitt Burns (BMO Capital). His experience includes co-group head of advisory business services for Merrill Lynch consulting primarily for privately held businesses. He earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.