Irving, TX. May 1, 2014─Lanyon, a leader in global meetings, events, and hospitality technology, today announced the appointment of John Pulling as its Chief Technology Officer. Pulling joins Lanyon shortly after its merger with ACTIVE Network™ Business Solutions and its acquisition of Passkey, an industry leading group reservation technology provider. Lanyon is a portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners, a leading private equity firm focused on long-term value added investments in software and technology-enabled services. Pulling has a deep relationship with Vista Equity Partners, having served as Senior Vice President of Products for BigMachines, a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company that was recently acquired by Oracle.
“I am thrilled to join Lanyon at this exciting time,” said Pulling. “The combination of the SMART EVENTS™ Cloud with both Passkey’s and Lanyon’s technologies positions the organization to blaze new trails in providing next-generation technology for global meetings, events, and travel. I’m looking forward to working with the Lanyon team to create products that drive long-term material value for our customers.”
Prior to his role as Senior Vice President of Products at BigMachines, Pulling served as Vice President of Product Management at Infor. In this role, he directed product strategy for the company’s strategic edge applications, such as its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and supply chain, enterprise asset, and product lifecycle management solutions. Prior to Infor, Pulling was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Provia Software, where he was responsible for all product management, product development, professional services, and support services.
Lanyon is the leading provider of cloud-based software for the Meetings and Events industry, and Transient Hotel Programs. Leveraging more than 40 years of industry experience, the Company enables thousands of associations, Small to Mid-sized Businesses and enterprise organizations around the world to drive efficiency, engagement and growth from their meetings, events and travel investments. Clients include 70% of the Fortune 500, 80% of the Business Travel News Corporate Travel 100, and more than 100,000 hospitality suppliers. For more information, visit Lanyon, today.