COLUMBIA, Maryland (September 2, 2010) - Today, a2z, Inc., a developer of online event management and marketing software, announces that Scott Temple joins the team as director of strategic accounts, and Chris Galione comes aboard as director of sales.
"a2z has been growing rapidly. Bringing new hires to the team as part of our growth plan is rewarding and energizing," said president and CEO, Rajiv Jain.
"It’s very exciting to get these two great additions to the team," said a2z vice president of sales, Wayne Crawford. "Both of them come armed with extensive knowledge of our industry and customers, and we’re thrilled to have them on board. It’s knowing and understanding the needs of show organizers that will help them fuel the growth of a2z’s products and services."
Scott Temple comes to a2z with over twenty five years of experience as an innovator for some of the industry's most recognized event companies. Temple was most recently a senior director for SRJ Enterprises where he led sales, sponsorships and new business development. Prior to that, he was with Reed Exhibitions where he was responsible for global expansion, conferences and event development, launching new global brands in both the United States and Canada, and managing a series of IT security events, to connect IT companies with influential IT decision makers.
Prior to Reed, Temple’s career spanned two decades handling marketing, sales and operations for U.S. associations and trade show companies.
Temple has spoken at numerous industry events and is a member of the International Association of Expositions and Events (IAEE), Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), and Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA - Past Member, Board of Directors). He holds a bachelor’s degree from the American International College and has completed some graduate coursework at University of New Haven.
"I am excited to join the a2z team and to start working with our clients,” said Temple. “I look forward to identifying new growth opportunities and building upon the strong relationships with our current clients."
Chris Galione joins a2z with more than 11 years of sales experience where he significantly enhanced bottom lines across diverse industries. Most recently, Galione was with National Trade Productions (NTP), where he sold exhibit space, online advertising, memberships and high dollar sponsorship packages. Prior to NTP, Chris handled tradeshow sales for the Biotechnology Industry Organization and Nielsen Business Media.
"I am thrilled to be joining an innovative company like a2z," said Galione. "I look forward to helping our clients improve their event management capabilities, and working for such a well-known organization."
Galione is a member of International Association of Exhibitions and Events, American Society of Association Executives, and Meeting Professionals International. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Alabama.
About a2z, Inc. (www.a2zinc.net)
a2z, Inc. provides event planners and organizers with a powerful Web-based software suite that helps increase and accelerate booth sales. Clients also realize improved productivity in back office processes; increased connectivity with their membership, CRM and financial databases; and an improved web presence for their attendees and exhibitors. Features include online tradeshow floor plans, event websites, abstract/speaker management, matchmaking tools, personal itinerary builder, plus much more. The company has ranked among the fastest growing private companies in the 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 Inc. 5000 List.