Amid a year of transformational growth, iVvy – a modern, cloud-based event and venue management platform – has added finance, sales, and operations depth, adding nearly 30 new employees including several senior appointments across various departments within the organization.
As iVvy rapidly accelerates growth into new markets across the globe, it announced the following appointments have been made:
David Macauslane joined as CFO and brings experiences from both listed and unlisted environments. David brings invaluable knowledge from investment banking, financial services, property development, corporate advisory and government, and joins iVvy as they move towards IPO/listing on the ASX in early 2022.
Jane Monkhouse joined as Global Head of People and Culture to nurture and grow the entrepreneurial spirit and drive at the core of iVvy’s vision. Jane brings 15 years experience as an international HR leader from multiple industry sectors and jurisdictions, including Asia, Middle East, Caribbean and Australia.
Katie Devoe joined in the U.S. as VP Sales – West Coast. Through a long-standing career with leading hospitality providers including IHG & Hilton, Katie brings insights and understanding of the opportunities for the future in hospitality technology.
Diane Walker joined as VP of Implementation & Projects, bringing many years of knowledge and expertise in hospitality and revenue management solutions. Her focus is on ensuring successful onboarding of iVvy’s U.S. customers.
Maria Macree joined as Head of Sales – UK and brings hospitality and SaaS experience in growing teams to support rapid expansion in growth markets.
Leon Hughes joined as Training and Implementation Manager in the U.K. With a hospitality career in large meeting and event venues, Leon’s in-depth operational knowledge brings exceptional capabilities for the future onboarding of customers in the region.
A total of nearly 30 team members joined across the customer experience, implementation, product and development teams, with many more appointments coming in the U.S., U.K. and Australia. Team expansion at iVvy comes on the heels of a $7-million investment (US$5.4 million) as part of a pre-IPO round aimed at furthering the growth and global adoption of the company’s innovative sales and catering software. iVvy plans to list on the Australian Securities Exchange in 2022.
“The hotel, restaurant and meetings markets are rebounding faster than anyone could have expected from the global COVID pandemic. As these venues build books of business for the Fall events season, iVvy is perfectly situated to help them drive increased revenue while operating more efficiently,” said iVvy CEO Lauren Hall. “Growing our team with these key appointments will allow us to scale globally, bringing disruptive and agile sales and catering solutions to new markets like Europe and the U.S.”
For more about iVvy, its plans for accelerated global growth and its newly enhanced executive team, please visit www.ivvy.com.