Marc Cannon Joins Convio as Vice President of Services
AUSTIN, Texas, April 14, 2009 — Convio, the leading provider of on-demand constituent relationship management software and services to nonprofit organizations – today announced it has hired Marc Cannon as vice president of services.
“I am delighted to have joined the Convio team,” said Cannon. “Our focus on the nonprofit community, the innovative Convio business model, and the strong business, technical, and user experience talent that exists in the services organization makes this an ideal opportunity. With a great services team and strong market position we have the opportunity every day to work with clients to leverage technology to make the world a better place and have fun doing it.”
Cannon brings more than 20 years of global consulting experience to Convio and will be responsible for driving client engagement and success by leveraging a broad set of services capabilities to take their marketing, advocacy, fundraising and donor management to the next level and to more effectively move people to support their mission.
“Marc brings a great deal of experience, expertise and a passion for the role services plays in leading clients to success,” said Gene Austin, chief executive officer of Convio. “Our position as a proven, new and better way to use software and services for fundraising, marketing, advocacy and constituent management is helping us attract individuals of Marc’s caliber across the company.”
Prior to joining Convio, Cannon led the Worldwide Consulting business at Adobe Systems, Inc. where he played a huge role in driving customers to success through innovative software and services approach leading to higher engagement levels and overall growth. Prior to Adobe, he has held similar roles at Autodesk, Inc., think3, Cadence Design Systems, Inc. and Accenture.
Cannon is a 1982 graduate of Boston University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He earned his Masters of Business Administration from San Diego State University in 1986.
Convio is the leading provider of on-demand constituent relationship management (CRM) software and services that give nonprofit organizations a better way to inspire and mobilize people to support their organization. The company’s online marketing suite offers integrated software for fundraising, advocacy, events, email marketing and web content management, and its CRM system, Convio Common Ground™, helps organizations efficiently track and manage all interactions with supporters. All Convio products are delivered through the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model and are backed by a portfolio of best-in-class consulting and support services and a network of partners who provide value-added services and applications focused on the unique needs of nonprofit organizations.
Convio clients include nonprofit organizations, Institutions of Higher Education, Associations and Faith-based organizations around the world such as American Red Cross, American Diabetes Association, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Humane Society of the United States, Easter Seals, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and Sierra Club. For more information, please visit www.convio.com