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Cromwell Littlejohn Promoted to Chief Commercial Officer

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Cromwell Littlejohn has been promoted to Northrop & Johnson Chief Commercial Officer and now will oversee all commercial activities of the company, including sales, charter, charter management and crew services, globally. 


Crom has dedicated more than three decades of his life to the yachting industry, starting with his tenure as a captain in the 1980s. He spent many years cruising the US East Coast, Great Lakes and The Bahamas before making the transition to a shore-based career as a yacht broker and charter broker with Merle Wood & Associates. Crom spent more than 15 years with the firm, amassing an incredible network of clients and associates, selling multitudes of yachts and booking hundreds of charters. He then joined Northrop & Johnson as a yacht broker, continuing his exceptional record of success within the sales sector of the yachting industry. Furthermore, Crom is a dedicated member of the International Yacht Broker’s Association (IYBA) where he spent 11 years on the Board of Directors; he also held a two-year term as president of the organization. In 2015, he was named Yacht Broker of the Year.  


In 2018, Crom was named Northrop & Johnson Commercial Director North America due to his exceptional brokerage skills, outstanding organizational skills and penchant for leadership.

In this role, Crom oversaw US commercial operations, in the sales and retail charter. Under his direction, the divisions all enjoyed amplified growth and successes. Crom helped to bridge gaps and oversaw various initiatives that helped push the company to new heights. 


In his new role as Chief Commercial Officer, Crom will direct all commercial operations for Northrop & Johnson globally, including sales, charter, charter management and crew services. Crom’s passion for yachting, in-depth understanding and knowledge of the industry garnered throughout his many years of service, good-natured spirit and confident, ambitious attitude are sure to propel the company further and bring together offices around the world, all working toward the same successes. 


“Crom truly encapsulates the Northrop & Johnson spirit,” says Northrop & Johnson President & COO Daniel Ziriakus. “He is a natural motivator and his comprehensive understanding of every division at Northrop & Johnson allows him to easily work with team members to help them achieve their goals as well as the goals of the company. We are very excited to have him lead the commercial teams as they tackle new goals and achieve new accomplishments.” 


 For more information on Crom Littlejohn’s appointment to Chief Commercial Officer, please contact [email protected]

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