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Lanyon Appoints Chief Executive Officer


Posted by Kevin Iwamoto on 03/26/2014

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David Bonnette has more than 20 years of experience in enterprise software, technology-enabled services

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Irving, TX. March 26, 2014 – Lanyon, the leader in global meetings, events, and hospitality technology, announced the appointment of David Bonnette, formerly the CEO of BigMachines, as its Chief Executive Officer.

Bonnette is joining the company shortly after the merger completion of ACTIVE Network™ Business Solutions and Lanyon, both portfolio companies of Vista Equity Partners, a leading private equity firm focused on long-term value-added investments in software and technology-enabled services. David has a deep relationship with Vista Equity Partners, as BigMachines previously was a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company, recently acquired by Oracle. In addition to serving as Lanyon’s Chief Executive Officer, Bonnette will sit on the Company’s Board of Directors.

“I am excited to be joining Lanyon during this incredible point in our company’s history,” said Bonnette. “The combination of the ACTIVE Network Business Solutions Group and SMART EVENTS™ Cloud solution with Lanyon technology is a true game-changer in our industry. I look forward to leading Lanyon and to driving unparalleled operational and strategic value for our corporate and supplier customers.”

Prior to joining Lanyon, David served as CEO at BigMachines. Before joining BigMachines, he held several executive roles at Oracle, where he led North American organizations in ERP, CRM, and consulting. Bonnette has worked in the software industry for nearly 20 years, having served on the boards of BigMachines and Brainware (acquired by Lexmark).

About Lanyon

Lanyon is the leading provider of cloud-based software for the Meetings and Events industry, and Transient Hotel Programs. Leveraging more than 40 years of industry experience, the Company enables thousands of associations, Small to Mid-sized Businesses and enterprise organizations around the world to drive efficiency, engagement and growth from their meetings, events and travel investments. over 80% percent of the Fortune 100, including 10 of the top 10 technology companies, financial services companies, and pharmaceutical companies, as well as 10 of the top 10 hospitality companies. For more information, visit Lanyon, today.

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Media contact U.S.:
Jason Ferrara, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Lanyon
Office +1 (469) 619.0994 | Mobile +1 (773) 315.3400 | jason.ferrara@lanyon.com

Media contact EMEA:
Roland Tanner, Managing Director, EMEA, Lanyon
Office +44 1844.211644 | Mobile +44 7703.653496 | roland.tanner@lanyon.com

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Event Management Blog http://blog.regonline.com
Strategic Meetings Management Blog http://www.activeevents.com/learn 

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