Meeting Professionals International has hired Daniel Gilmartin as its new chief financial officer. He will handle all financial administration, business planning, and budgeting as well as overseeing board relations and governance. Gilmartin started his new job Sept. 30, reporting to MPI president and CEO Paul Van Deventer. He has been both COO and CFO within the retail and consumer products industries. “We believe Dan’s broad experience and financial and analytical skills will be instrumental in accelerating MPI’s global growth, which will benefit our entire membership,” said Van Deventer. Gilmartin began his financial career with Price Waterhouse before moving on to companies such as General Host Corp., Color Tile Inc., and the American Blind and Wallpaper Factory. Gilmartin also served on the board of directors for both Color Tile and the American Blind and Wallpaper Factory. Most recently, he was COO and CFO for Doors in Motion LLC. A move to the Dallas/Fort Worth area is expected soon, as Gilmartin currently lives in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.