CEO & Publisher, Zoomba Group
In 2009 Maureen Slocum founded Zoomba Group, which has evolved from a one-woman consulting group into a leading original content creation company serving readers across the commercial and noncommercial foodservice industry. As CEO, Maureen publishes the Zoomba Group media portfolio, which includes Foodservice Equipment & Supplies (FE&S) and restaurant development + design (rd+d) as well as their related websites, webcasts, e-newsletters and social media. Zoomba Group also created and produces several industry-leading events, such as the Foodservice Equipment and Design Thought Leadership Summit, FE&S’s Dealer of the Year and All-Industry Awards Gala, and rd+d’s Tour the Design Trends.
Through its custom publishing division, Zoomba Group publishes the award-winning titles Ali World and FCSI-The Americas. They also curate custom events for advertising partners interested in gaining specific insight into the markets they serve.
Maureen is passionate about providing authentic, original content for the Zoomba Group consumer. Since its founding, Zoomba Group brands have earned more than 100 editorial and design awards from some of the most prestigious B2B publishing organizations including the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE), Jesse H. Neal, and FOLIO Awards. Personally, in 2014 Maureen was honored with a Top Women in Media Award—Entrepreneur by Folio Magazine and, in 2022, she was honored with the Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry (MAFSI) Market Mover Award.
Starting her career in the foodservice and hospitality industry prior to Zoomba Group, Maureen has extensive experience as both an operator and in foodservice distribution sales. Beginning as an ad sales rep for Reed Business Information, the previous owner of FE&S magazine, Maureen was promoted to the role of publisher before leaving to head the media division of Zweig-White in the civil and structural engineering space. In 2010, Maureen’s career came full circle when she acquired the FE&S title and redirect Zoomba Group into the B2B media space with a laser-focus on creating original content for the foodservice industry.
Asked to define her greatest achievement, Maureen is quick to point to the high-performing team at Zoomba Group where each individual plays a vital role in the team’s overall success. Maureen has steadfastly maintained throughout her career that no matter what business you are in, it’s all about the people!