etouches Appoints Veteran Software Industry Executive as Its New President & CEO

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- etouches, the leader in cloud-based events management software, today announced that it has appointed K. Oni Chukwu, a veteran software industry executive, as its new President & CEO to lead the company through its next phase of growth. Oni will also join the company's Board of Directors.

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Oni brings a distinguished record of leading and managing exceptional customer growth, results-driven financial performance, and operational execution for market-dominant global enterprise software and ecommerce companies.  He has 20+ years experience in growing global technology companies and working closely with enterprise business users around the world in providing them the software, technology tools and services they need to achieve their growth goals. Oni also has proven skills in recruiting and nurturing global talent to deliver best-in-class software and services for customers.

Most recently, and for over 7 years, Oni was Executive Vice President of Triple Point Technology, Inc. Triple Point, based in Westport, CT and employing over 900 staff in 16 offices and support centers, is the global leader in in-cloud Commodity Management software and honoree of the INC 500 Technology Company awards for 10 consecutive years.  At Triple Point, Oni was instrumental in implementing and shepherding the company's industry-leading growth organically and through pinpoint acquisitions. He oversaw global operations and finance, information technology, mergers and acquisitions, communications and talent management. Oni most recently completed the successful sale of Triple Point to a strategic acquirer.

"We are very excited to have Oni's experience and sustained record of business success as we take significant next steps in redefining our burgeoning industry", said Geoffrey Schneider, etouches board member and Managing Partner of CAVA Capital.

Commenting on Oni's appointment, Ben Levin, etouches investor and board member and Partner at growth equity firm Level Equity, said "all of etouches' investors are excited to have been able to attract Oni. He is a world class software executive with an exceptional history of accomplishment who can lead etouches into their next phase of growth". 

"I am excited to join etouches at this critical juncture. The opportunities and challenges posed by its rapid growth in a large and growing global market are all too familiar to me", said Oni. "I am looking forward to working with our customers, partners and exceptional employees to significantly further our product leadership, customer service excellence and widening market reach." Commenting further, Oni said, 'etouches' world class customers continue to be the cornerstone of our global success. I look forward to engaging with our customers to continue to nurture and partner with them as always to drive and lead technology innovation in the events management space.

Oni is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship, technology industry and financial topics at several technology and business forums, including the annual World Entrepreneurship Summit (WES) and the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).  He serves on boards, including as a member of the Board of Governors of the University of New Haven and a member of Board of the Connecticut Technology Council.

Through his private family foundation, AfricaPlan Foundation, Oni actively supports underprivileged youth and women's issues globally in areas of education, healthcare and leadership development, as well as providing financial assistance to young, budding entrepreneurs.

Oni holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in International Business and Finance from the University of New Haven.

About etouches:

etouches is the leader in in-cloud events management enterprise software. Founded in 2008, the company has over 700 customers in15+ countries -. Headquartered in Norwalk, CT, the company has 2-wholly owned subsidiaries with offices in Reading, UK and Sydney, Australia.

Contact: Nicola Rosetti
Chief Strategy Officer,
13 Marshall Street,
Norwlak, CT 06854
203 403 9008

About CAVA Capital:

Cava Capital is an innovative, early growth stage investor, actively supporting talented entrepreneurs and companies through various stages of expansion. CAVA  initial investment is between $1 to $5 million for those companies that have demonstrated early success with customer traction and strong revenue growth.

Contact : Geoff Schneider, 18 South Main Street, Third Floor, Norwalk, Connecticut 06854; (203) 529-3064

About Level Equity:

Level Equity was founded to create a new and innovative private equity firm. The founding team has been investing in growth since 1997, backing 44 businesses which have achieved 28 realizations through IPO or sale. Their  investors are primarily university endowments, foundations, family offices, and corporations. Level Equity is  particularly proud that many successful founders whom they have backed reinvest their capital with Level Equity.

Contact : Ben Levin, Two Grand Central Tower,140 East 45th Street, 14th Floor; New York, New York 10017; information@levelequity.com

Media Contact: Daniel Murdoch, etouches, 2032954484, dmurdoch@etouches.com

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