The Voice of Ironman Joins Executive Team to Fuel Company Growth
Events.com, provider of cloud-based applications encouraging social interaction and enhancing the experience of putting on, promoting and attending events, today announced Mike Reilly has joined the company as executive vice president of global sales. In this role, Reilly will build a world class sales organization, accelerating revenue for its event organizer business from the company's headquarters in La Jolla, CA.
Reilly brings over 30 years of sales and endurance event experience and is a leader in the endurance sports industry. As committee member and MC for Running USA Conference since its inception, Reilly's a wealth of knowledge for all things endurance. He is a member of the board for Triathlon Business International and has been the Voice of Ironman Triathlon since 1989. His participation in over 1000 endurance events establishes his place as a leader in endurance sports.
"We are thrilled to have Mike on the team. His background and reputation are synonymous with endurance sports. He brings deep experience and relationships that uniquely position our sales team for rapid growth," said Gregg Parise, CEO of Events.com. "With Mike's proven track record in the industry we anticipate great things from him."
Events.com is taking a new and more personal approach to event technology with a mission to create meaningful human connections and memories around the events that frame people's lives. The company partners with organizers to improve the event management process, enabling valuable engagement with attendees. It provides event goers with a place to explore and socialize their experiences.
"This is a rare opportunity to be a part of a next generation company creating, promoting and attending events," said Mike Reilly. "Events.com shares my vision and passion for creating meaningful connections around participatory sporting events."
Events.com Investors include Eric Schmidt's TomorrowVentures, Joe Lonsdale via Anduin Ventures, Chris Burch via JCB Investments, Moore Venture Partners, DLA Piper Venture Fund, Wilson Sonsini Investment Co. and Vandaele Capital.
Events.com is a mobile-first, socially-focused suite of cloud-based applications that provides an ideal solution for event organizers and event goers alike. Organizers benefit from a dashboard that features the necessary tools to manage, market and monetize their events--including detailed analytics, robust reporting with actionable insights, integrated marketing and outreach tools, enhanced payment options, and comprehensive functionality to create interactive communities and affinity around their brands. Event goers get access and inspiration via the Events.com site--a place to explore experiences based on interests, discover aggregated social content and share the experiences that matter most to them.
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