May 4, 2016 – etouches CEO Oni Chukwu Announced as 2016 QuantumShift Finalist
Chukwu will join a week long program for leading entrepreneurs focused on learning, networking and collaboration
NORWALK, Conn., May 4, 2016 – etouches, a top provider of cloud event management software, today announced that President and CEO Oni Chukwu has been named a finalist for the 2016 QuantumShift program, a week-long entrepreneurial development program recognizing highly successful entrepreneurs and executives of U.S. high-growth private companies. Chukwu, along with a group of other finalists, was selected after a rigorous nomination and application process overseen by KPMG LLP and the University Of Michigan’s Stephen P. Ross School of Business. The program, to be held at the University of Michigan, will kick off in May 2016.
“I was honored to be chosen and recognized among the other accomplished and leading CEOs of growth US companies by KPMG and the Ross School of Business for the 2016 QuantumShift program,” said Chukwu. “I am very much looking forward to the interaction with my colleagues and the world-renown faculty of the University of Michigan Business School, and also to sharing superb innovative best practices as we continue to notch up the global growth of etouches in the coming months and years.”
Chukwu was named Chief Executive Officer of etouches back in September 2013, and since holding the position has led the company to substantial topline growth. Through two acquisitions in 2015, a venue sourcing platform and a mobile event application, the company has strongly expanded its product offering in the $5 billion event management software industry. In addition to its offices in United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, etouches has also added global offices in Belgium, Dubai and Singapore under his leadership.
QuantumShift is a collaborative project between KPMG LLP – the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm – and the University Of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. Unlike other recognition-only entrepreneurial development programs, QuantumShift is rooted in sustained learning, networking and collaboration. The program provides an opportunity for participants to learn from a wealth of talented professionals – including distinguished faculty members from Ross School of Business – and offers graduates access to the Fellows Network, an exclusive peer-to-peer network focused on ongoing problem solving, development and mentorship.For more information on QuantumShift, visit www.quantumshiftus.com and follow #QuantumShiftUS on Twitter.
About Oni Chukwu
Oni was appointed etouches Chief Executive Officer in September 2013 and is a member of the company’s Board of Directors. He is responsible for the company’s vision, global strategy, and day-to-day operations. His focus is on accelerating the company’s leading market position and global growth. A veteran executive and entrepreneur in the software industry, he most recently served as the Executive Vice President of Triple Point Technology, the global leader for in-cloud commodities management software. In the summer of 2013 he completed the successful sale of Triple Point to a strategic acquirer. Oni is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship and technology industry topics at several business forums, including the annual World Entrepreneurship Summit (WES) and the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Haven.
etouches is a global end-to-end event management software solution. The success oriented and cloud-based platform delivers innovative technology solutions to streamline the event process and increase ROI. Founded in 2008, etouches has assisted over 20,000 event professionals in planning, executing and measuring their events. With a focus on event sourcing, registration, marketing, logistics, engagement and data, the software solution has been able to serve more than 1,000 customers in corporations, associations, agencies and educational institutions. Headquartered in the United States in Norwalk, CT, the company has four additional global offices in Reading, United Kingdom; Ghent, Belgium; Sydney, Australia; Dubai, UAE. Learn more about etouches at etouches.com.
About KPMG LLP
KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (www.kpmg.com/us), is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG International’s member firms have 174,000 professionals, including more than 9,000 partners in 155 countries.
About University of Michigan: Ross School of Business
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a vibrant and distinctive learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and innovation that improves business and society. Housed within Michigan Ross, the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies is a leading center for entrepreneurial thought leadership and engagement.