Craig Brennan has been appointed as CEO of QuickMobile, stepping into the shoes of company founder Patrick Payne, who will continue to serve on the board of directors and as an advisor focused on innovation. Brennan, who was appointed chairman of the board in October 2014, has more than 20 years' experience as a CEO, board member and senior ...
Craig Brennan has been appointed as CEO of QuickMobile, stepping into the shoes of company founder Patrick Payne, who will continue to serve on the board of directors and as an advisor focused on innovation.
Brennan, who was appointed chairman of the board in October 2014, has more than 20 years' experience as a CEO, board member and senior executive at SaaS and enterprise software companies.
“This is an exciting time to join QuickMobile as we prepare to once again alter the course of the industry,” said Brennan.
“Every year enterprises spend US$650 billion (£430bn) on meetings and events, yet struggle to demonstrate meaningful ROI. Meeting and event apps and analytics are rarely connected to other enterprise systems, which means valuable insights are not captured nor integrated with CRM, ERP, and HRM systems to track data or build profitable relationships.
"At QuickMobile, we are changing the game with our enterprise mobile meetings and event platform, apps, and analytics as they become a core part of enterprise technology and data ecosystems.
“Without Patrick, none of what QuickMobile has achieved would have been possible. His vision and innovation have forever changed an industry.”
Prior to joining QuickMobile’s board, Brennan was an advisor to numerous Silicon Valley start-ups and has served as the CEO of Overtone, a social media listening analytics company, and CEO at Brio Software, a leading business intelligence company.
Payne said it had been "an amazing journey" over the past eight years and he looked forward to what the future holds.
“From the work of a dozen remarkable people in 2008, we built a company that transformed the event experience for millions around the world," he said.
"And from a single idea, we have created an industry that has forever changed meetings and events. We are set to do it again, and I look forward to working with Craig as he leads QuickMobile into the next phase of the company’s growth and leadership.”
QuickMobile this week released Enterprise 2.0, the next generation of its enterprise mobile app and analytics platform for meetings and events. It aims to make it easier to demonstrate a clear return on investment by enabling companies to link event data with other business data.