Ungerboeck announced the addition of Eric Kaser to the company’s executive leadership team. As Vice President of Sales, Americas, Kaser will lead sales strategy and execution from company headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri.
“Eric is a powerful addition to the Ungerboeck team,” said Ungerboeck CEO, Manish Chandak. “He has a proven track record of success in software sales and sales leadership that is going to be instrumental in accelerating our growth and helping us reach new heights.”
Prior to his position at Ungerboeck, Kaser enjoyed a successful career as a long-term sales leader at the Reynolds & Reynolds Company. He served most recently as the Vice President & Director of Sales for the Major Accounts group where he was responsible for the organization’s largest and most strategic clients and prospects nationwide. Throughout his 23-year tenure, Kaser led countless initiatives to drive profitable revenue growth and improve client’s business results including the execution of a three-year strategic plan that transformed the team into a world-class sales organization and led to significant annual savings while increasing employee morale and improving client satisfaction.
“I am passionate about leveraging innovative software solutions to drive business results for customers,” said Kaser. “I’m thrilled to be joining a company like Ungerboeck with a strong executive team that clearly shares that passion. I’m very fortunate to be coming into a situation with an excellent foundation in place to expand our position as the industry leader and I look forward to developing a world-class sales organization that will carry us forward.”
Kaser holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He will soon be joined in St. Louis by his wife, Lisa, and daughters, Emily and Paige.
JustOne is an initiative created by IAVM’s Membership Committee. This recruitment campaign gives IAVM volunteer leaders – Board of Directors, Trustees, Regents, Committees and Task Forces – an opportunity to recruit at least one new member.
You represent the very best of venue management. Now, it’s time to identify the next round of leaders that will propel IAVM to new heights, but more importantly, provide you with expanded connections to give you more vibrant experiences and discussions at our schools and conferences. By having a larger more diverse network, everyone benefits.
GOAL: Today, we have 279 individuals involved in IAVM’s governance. Our goal is to have 100% participation by our leadership; if successful, we will add 279 new members.
REWARD: The committee and individual that refer the most new members will be recognized in Nashville at VenueConnect. To receive credit, give your new member these directions for completing the online membership application:
*Discounts only apply to new members
JustOne presents the opportunity for each IAVM member volunteer to encourage a colleague, star employee, customer, allied, professor, or student to become a member of our unique community. Direct your referral to www.iavm.org/membership/join.
Get your competitive juices flowing and help us meet our goal, 279 volunteers connecting 279 new members with IAVM. The campaign ends July 15, 2017.
Contact Member Services at 972-906-7441 and ask for Gina or Summer. Thank you for your support!
“We (Board of Trustees) are extremely proud to announce the third class of your IAVM Foundation 30 | UNDER | 30. This group truly represents the talent, passion and drive we all have for the industry. These 30 deserving individuals will come together at VenueConnect 2017 to represent the Foundation at the Legacy Project, UpSTART Emerging Leaders Program and at the Foundation Lounge on the trade show floor. We encourage everyone to come by and meet the next 30 | UNDER | 30 class,” said Bob Hunter, Board of Trustee Chair.
Applicants were required to submit application and a creative video. Four members from the IAVM Young Professional committee, along with two IAVM Foundation Board of Trustees, Mark Gnatovic, Senior Vice President of Searchwide and Bill Bavirsha, Associate Athletic Director Facility Operations/ General Manager UIC Athletics Sports Complex, served as the evaluation committee.
“We received a staggering number of applications and it was extremely hard to narrow down the list to 30 as all submissions were top notch” stated Bill Bavirsha.
When asked what being a Class of 2016 30 | UNDER | 30 member meant to him, Michael Santa, IAVM Young Professional Committee Vice Chair said, “It has been extreme honor to be part of the current 30UNDER30 class. Meeting and networking with so many of my talented peers and colleagues in my class has been an incredible opportunity. My VenueConnect 2016 experience as part of the 30|UNDER|30 class in Minneapolis was unforgettable!”
Recipients receive complimentary registration to VenueConnect 2017, along with an $850 stipend.
In accordance with IAVM policies and bylaws, the slate for the 2017-2018 Board of Directors is now available here. As in previous years, members will have an opportunity to cast their votes electronically in advance of VenueConnect in Nashville, TN.
Members can read about the candidates online during their leisure in preparation of casting their votes.
The ballot box will open June 26, 2017, but in the interim take advantage of the opportunity to read all about those individuals slated to lead the Association during the next year.
Congratulations to our latest Certified Venue Professionals:
Thanks to the generous funding and support from the IAVM Foundation, the CVP program was launched in August 2015 at VenueConnect in Baltimore. It recognizes the competence of middle-to-senior-level managers of public assembly venues as well as assisting the managers in creating a professional roadmap in the venue industry.
The CVP designation says three important things about an individual: he or she is a capable professional, is committed to the industry, and is pledged to continued professional growth and development. Venue professionals who earn the CVP designation are recognized, by those inside and outside the industry, as skilled in their profession.