Industry software leaders Ungerboeck and EventBooking today announced they are coming together to form one company. With the backing of Private Equity firm Cove Hill Partners, these former competitors bring their combination of experience and innovation together to power the event world in ways never before possible. Manish Chandak of Ungerboeck will serve as President and CEO, and Steve Mackenzie of EventBooking will serve as Executive Vice President.
“This is an opportunity to build upon the strengths and expertise of both companies. By joining forces, we’ll be able to collaborate and provide even greater value for venue professionals worldwide. We’ve both been big supporters of the VMA for many, many years and this merger will pave the way for deeper commitment to the Association and industry as a whole.” said Mackenzie.
“We want to create new possibilities, and we’ll be better positioned to focus on client needs, both known and potential,” Chandak said. “Our differences make this endeavor extremely valuable, but both organizations share a vision for putting their clients first. That vision and commitment won’t change. We’ll learn from each other and continue learning from those we serve, finding better ways to transform their businesses and simplify their day-to-day lives.”
Michael Brierley, CEO of VMA said “This is an exciting announcement for the industry and customers of both Ungerboeck and EventBooking. We are delighted by the news that two great VMA supporters have come together and look forward to continuing our great relationship under the new brand.”