Mrs. Apostol served as CFO and Treasurer of WestGroup Research for more than 25 years prior to assuming the position of CEO from 2015 through 2018. Cari was named CEO upon the death of her husband Ted Apostol, the founder of WestGroup Research. Together Ted and Cari grew the company to over 12 times the size it was when they acquired the firm in 1989 (previously M.R. West Marketing Research).
Over the past 30 years, Mrs. Apostol has been actively involved in the daily business of WestGroup. In addition to her leadership roles, Cari served as the company accountant and bookkeeper. Cari considered it a privilege to temporarily serve as CEO of the incredible team of leaders Ted trained and mentored for many years in anticipation of his expected retirement.
Currently, Mrs. Apostol prefers her roles of Chief Cultural Officer and Chairwoman of the Board. As the company’s principal owner, Cari now focuses on her favored responsibilities of ensuring the financial stability of the firm and taking care of its most treasured asset – its people!
Cari puts her financial talents to work as Treasurer of the non-profit, LIFT: Leaders In Fellowship Together. Mrs. Apostol is the author of the book: What Has God Already Provided? She has also served as a women’s ministry leader, teacher, curriculum writer and speaker for various women’s events for the last 40 years. Cari and Ted were married 47 years, have 3 children and 8 grandchildren.