Virtual event leader selects seasoned technology roadmap expert to direct new service expansion and digital transformation initiative
PHOENIX (August 29, 2023) – GlobalMeet, a virtual event company that hosts engaging and accessible hybrid and virtual events, today announces the hiring of Ken Roberts as its Chief Technology Officer. Roberts will lead the company’s engineering team and software strategy as it revitalizes its consumer-facing digital offerings, paving the way for incoming features.
“The digital event space is rapidly changing, and we are thrilled to welcome Ken onto our team during this pivotal moment,” said GlobalMeet President Michele Dobnikar. “His track record for driving innovation, combined with his talent for team building, strategic road mapping and process engineering, will steer us and the rest of the events industry toward new heights.”
Roberts brings over 25 years of experience building and scaling cloud-native SaaS solutions. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President of Technology at CeriFi, a market-leading provider of financial services education and training. He drove the digital transformation of the company’s workforce, platforms, and infrastructure. Prior to this, Roberts contributed significantly to Glynlyon Inc.’s growth as Vice President of Technology, launching multiple SaaS learning and commerce platforms, while building a global technology team.
“I have long admired GlobalMeet for their dedication to providing best-in-class digital production. GlobalMeet’s commitment to excellence is palpable in every event they run,” said Roberts. “Leading companies trust GlobalMeet, and I am thrilled to join the GlobalMeet team as we continue to enhance our digital capabilities and expand our global footprint in new and exciting ways.”
Pivotal Group, GlobalMeet’s private equity sponsor, searches for highly differentiated and unique companies to acquire. “The main component of any platform we look to invest in is the management team we partner with,” said Francis Najafi, Founder and CEO of Pivotal Group. “Ken’s role will be essential in helping GlobalMeet build out its long-term strategic roadmap as a leader in virtual engagement for the Fortune 500. We are extremely excited to have him on board.”
GlobalMeet’s customizable browser-based webcast resources handle thousands of digitally broadcast events annually, providing businesses with an easy-to-use, secure and scalable environment to produce high-profile, engaging webcasts. GlobalMeet allows audiences to interact via Q&A chats, surveys, polling, testing and certification, dynamic layouts and social media interactive features with the click of a button.
For more information, visit www.globalmeet.com.
GlobalMeet is the only scalable, flexible and secure event solution built and backed by event professionals who already have extensive experience in facilitating engaging and accessible hybrid and virtual events. With GlobalMeet, companies can conveniently flex between self-serve and managed events through the same technology, providing a consistent technology experience for small events, big events, and everything in between.
The platform is trusted by 50% of the largest U.S. banks, 50% of Fortune 500 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and the top four of the world’s largest accounting and consulting firms who audit 90% of all Fortune 500 companies. For more information, visit www.globalmeet.com.
About Pivotal Group
Pivotal Group is a private equity firm based out of Phoenix, Arizona that deploys equity capital in support of strong management teams with unique opportunities. The firm offers check sizes and benefits of a large private equity partner, but without the same restrictions and diligence requirements as a fund-based investor. Pivotal invests internal capital, is industry agnostic, and generally seeks a controlling interest in companies across the United States and Canada with a particular focus on corporate divestitures and standalone firms in need of a strategic capital partner.
Melanie du Mont
Uproar PR for GlobalMeet