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Feb 23, 2021

Find out what the acquisition of Fonteva means for the association industry! For this interview, I talk with three guests playing a big role in the recent acquisition of Fonteva, an enterprise AMS focused on the association industry.

Neal Platt ---

Neil has served as CEO of Togetherwork since its founding in 2016. He has more than 20 years’ experience as a software and payments entrepreneur and executive, nurturing and growing successful fintech companies. He spent 11 years building CashEdge from start-up through its sale to Fiserv for $465 million, where he subsequently served as SVP, Payments. He later served as Chief Revenue Officer of Payoneer, a leading global payments company, where he oversaw all sales and marketing activity, and has been an advisor and board member of several payments start-ups. Earlier in his career, Neil earned his AB from Princeton University, his MBA from Columbia University and worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.

---- Jake Fabbri

With over two decades of experience in association technology management, Jake has designed and expertly executed dozens of strategies that have consistently resulted in solid revenue growth for his teams and earned high satisfaction ratings among his customers. His expertise in marketing to a wide range of business clients, his deep understanding of the technology behind SaaS Software Solutions, and his quick grasp of Fonteva’s unique position in the market helped him make a seamless transition into his role as CMO. Prior positions include Senior Marketing Manager at ASI and Director of Marketing at BroadPoint Technologies. Jake received a BA in Business and Marketing at The Catholic University of America and an MS in Information Systems Technology from The George Washington University.

---- Pat McGlynn

As Fonteva’s President, Pat McGlynn is responsible for the overall strategy and business operations in the U.S. and Europe. Previously, as Fonteva's Chief Revenue Officer, he successfully expanded Fonteva’s presence in the association and events markets on both continents. Pat has spent the past 12 years in the technology sector, helping mission-driven organizations in healthcare, higher education and non-profit industries with various aspects of digital transformation. Working with customers and partners, Pat acts as a consultant, collaborating with them to overcome challenges and achieve their business objectives. Earlier in his career, he worked in various leadership roles for the Corporate Executive Board, the world's largest membership-based organization for research and advisory services to corporations. Pat enjoys working with students as an Adjunct Professor at The Catholic University of America and spending time with his wife, Elizabeth, and four sons. He received his B.S. in Marketing from Clemson University and is an avid Clemson Tigers football fan.

"Association Tech Acquisitions: Fonteva and the Future for the Association AMS"