Dick Eisenbarth FCSI named new CEO of Cini•Little International

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Diane Dowling leaves the consulting firm after 30 years loyal service

Cini•Little International has announced the appointment of Richard “Dick” Eisenbarth FCSI to the position of CEO, effective 31 March. He will assume the post when current CFO/CEO Diane Dowling leaves the company after 30 years loyal service.

“The transition to Dick Eisenbarth as CEO marks the beginning of an ownership succession that will propel the company forward into a new and exciting chapter,” said William Eaton FFCSI (PP), chairman of the board. 

“It is difficult to capture the enormous unending benefit Diane’s services have meant to all of us. We owe Diane our heartfelt thanks for her constant support and encouragement to make Cini•Little better daily, and for her continued dedication to maintaining and enhancing the growth and reputation of Cini Little over these last 30 years.”

Significant contribution

Eisenbarth said he was excited to have the opportunity to continue to work closely with the  management team, including FCSI associates Kathleen Held, CMO, and Orlando Espinosa, principal.

“Diane is leaving Cini•Little, having made a significant contribution to our evolution. We understand and support her decision to step down to pursue other opportunitiesand are grateful for her many accomplishments while with Cini•Little,” he added.

Reflecting on her long service with the firm, Diane Dowling said: “It has given me great pleasure to be a part of, and to serve, the Cini•Little family for the last 30 years.

“I would like to thank Bill Eaton and Ron Kooser for mentoring me over the years – together with Jim Little; my dad, John Cini; and long-time board member Phil Friedman, they always showed great confidence in my abilities. 

“The company has an experienced leadership team in Dick Eisenbarth, Kathleen Held and Orlando Espinosa, and I am certain the future of Cini•Little is in good hands.”

Eisenbarth will retain his position as president and member of the board of directors.

Tina Nielsen