Diversified Expands Business Services Portfolio

Diversified has acquired both The Accounts Payable Network (TAPN) and The Accounts Receivable Network (TARN) from Financial Operations Network LLC, strategically building upon an investment made earlier this year, the acquisition of the Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM).

Under the leadership of its Group Vice President, Bill Springer and Executive Director, RD Whitney, Diversified will operate these products from its division located in Portland, ME, forming the largest organization for financial operations professionals.

“TAPN and TARN join our growing Business Management portfolio and further strengthen our IOFM brand which is already the leading source of events, peer networks, training, certification, information tools and resources for financial-operations professionals,” explained Bill Springer, “but in the end it is about our customers and members of IOFM and how this acquisition positions us to strengthen the rapidly evolving field of financial operations by providing substantially more resources and benefits.”

This merger transforms IOFM into the leading organization with specific training and certification programs for Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Professionals and Controllers, now with online repositories of mission-critical accounts payable/receivable research, technology analysis, applications evaluations and best practices.

“Our growth strategy includes expanding in adjacent industries while diversifying our business models of which this is a perfect example,” said Ted Wirth, President & CEO, Diversified Communications.


Diversified Communications is a leading international media company providing market access, education and information through global, national and regional face-to-face events, eMedia, publications and television stations. Diversified serves a number of industries including: seafood, food service, natural and organic, healthcare, commercial marine, and business management. Based in Portland, Maine, USA, Diversified has divisions in the Eastern United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Thailand and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit:


Scroll to top
© Diversified Communications. All rights reserved.