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RainFocus got its start through the frustration of connecting experiential activities to meaningful ROI.  Event management technologies lacked any means of consolidating experiential data to develop actionable insights, which left marketing teams operating by instinct rather than intelligence.

Our first task was solving this elusive and strategically critical gap.  We ...

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  • 03/06/201903/06/2019

RainFocus Hires Kevin O’Rourke as Executive Vice President of Global Sales

Lehi, Utah, 3/6/19 - RainFocus, the leading Events Marketing Platform, announces the hiring of Kevin O’Rourke as the executive vice president of global sales. O’Rourke, who brings with him an established background in the events industry, will drive the sales strategy behind the company’s go-to-market plan as well as expansion into new markets.

O'Rourke’s career, which spans 18 years of sales leadership started with 10 years at Dell EMC taking on positions of...

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03/06/2019, RainFocus Hires Kevin O’Rourke as Executive Vice President of Global Sales
03/06/201903/06/2019, RainFocus Hires Kevin O’Rourke as Executive Vice President of Global Sales
Announcement
03/06/2019
Announcement
03/06/2019
RainFocus, the leading Events Marketing Platform, announces the hiring of Kevin O’Rourke as the executive vice president of global sales. MORE» More»

Lehi, Utah, 3/6/19 - RainFocus, the leading Events Marketing Platform, announces the hiring of Kevin O’Rourke as the executive vice president of global sales. O’Rourke, who brings with him an established background in the events industry, will drive the sales strategy behind the company’s go-to-market plan as well as expansion into new markets.

O'Rourke’s career, which spans 18 years of sales leadership started with 10 years at Dell EMC taking on positions of increasing responsibility in North America. He later joined his customer, Active Network, as vice president of sales, integrating the sales assets of Starcite’s meetings management business and the event management software practice.  After the acquisition of Active Network and merger with Lanyon, Kevin assumed the role of senior vice president, global sales at Lanyon. Following Lanyon, O’Rourke spent 3 years as EVP of global sales for a leading global hospitality software firm, SiteMinder.

“For some time now, I’ve wanted to return to the events space to help propel the industry away from monolithic event management systems” says O’Rourke. "RainFocus offers a rare opportunity to do just that by expanding the sales operation, consulting with our customers to view events as a global program, and to help them manage it from one platform. I'm thrilled to be leading that effort."

Throughout his career, O’Rourke has mastered the skills of constructing high performance sales organizations and leading enterprise-level sales teams. That skillset, paired with an ambition to reform the events industry, led O'Rourke to join the RainFocus leadership team following a $40 million growth investment from JMI Equity. As the executive vice president of global sales, O’Rourke will draw upon his experience to establish and grow a world-class sales organization for RainFocus. 

"Kevin's experience in building and leading world-class sales organizations is second to none," says JR Sherman, CEO of RainFocus. "His deep knowledge of saas and the event industry as well as his focused drive for success, are the characteristics we need to achieve our goals. Kevin energizes any room he’s in…he’s a wonderful addition to the RainFocus executive leadership team."

O’Rourke holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Along with earning his degree, Kevin spent 5 years as an artillery officer in the U.S. Army. Kevin is a father of two and resides with his wife and sons in Southlake, TX. 

Announcement
03/06/2019

02/13/2019, RainFocus Grows Leadership Team With Hiring of New CFO
02/13/201902/13/2019, RainFocus Grows Leadership Team With Hiring of New CFO
Announcement
02/13/2019
Announcement
02/13/2019
RainFocus, the leading Events Marketing Platform, announced the hiring of Michael Olson as Chief Financial Officer following a $40 million investment from JMI Equity. MORE» More»

Lehi, Utah, 2/13/19 - RainFocus, the leading Events Marketing Platform, announced the hiring of Michael Olson as Chief Financial Officer following a $40 million investment from JMI Equity.

As RainFocus’ CFO, Olson will oversee accounting, finance, financial planning and analysis, as well as partner with sales and marketing teams to drive go-to-market execution. Having invested over 20 years in leading young companies, Olson specializes in aligning financial and business metrics to support business strategies.

“RainFocus is disrupting the events management industry by providing software and solutions that enable significant ROI for its customers,” says Olson. “I look forward to accelerating the growth of the company and working with its talented leadership team and employees.”

Prior to joining RainFocus, Olson served as CFO for two other Utah-based B2B SaaS companies, DigiCert and WorkFront, driving each towards success and earning the prestigious Utah Business magazine CFO of the Year award in 2010.

“Mike is another strong addition to our executive team,” states JR Sherman, RainFocus CEO.  “RainFocus’ recent funding affords us an amazing opportunity to add like-minded leaders to the team. Mike embodies not just the professional experience we depend on but also the personal and cultural elements that allow for unmatched team cohesion. He'll be a crucial element to RainFocus' growth by bringing the enterprise-grade financial discipline, agility and insight that we need to achieve our short and long term goals.”

Olson is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a bachelor's degree in finance as well as a master’s degree in accounting from Utah State University. He is a passionate Utah Jazz fan, a father of three and a Utah resident of over 40 years.

About RainFocus

RainFocus is an event marketing platform that simplifies event management, personalizes experiences and consolidates data for significantly better events. Unlike legacy systems, RainFocus solves for an entire events portfolio from one dashboard and seamlessly integrates with sales and marketing to drive engagement. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Lehi, Utah. Learn more at RainFocus.com.

Announcement
02/13/2019

01/08/2019, RainFocus Secures $40 Million Strategic Growth Investment to Accelerate Innovation in Event Marketing
01/08/201901/08/2019, RainFocus Secures $40 Million Strategic Growth Investment to Accelerate Innovation in Event Marketing
Announcement
01/08/2019
Announcement
01/08/2019
RainFocus, the leading Event Marketing Platform, today announced it has secured a $40 million strategic growth investment from JMI Equity. The funding will be used to accelerate and broaden product development efforts, expand RainFocus’ global organization, and further other strategic initiatives. MORE» More»

RainFocus, the leading Event Marketing Platform, today announced it has secured a $40 million strategic growth investment from JMI Equity, a growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software companies. The funding will be used to accelerate and broaden product development efforts, expand RainFocus’ global organization, and further other strategic initiatives.

“The value of our partnership with JMI Equity was immediately apparent,” said JR Sherman, CEO of RainFocus. “The culture and team at JMI are uniquely suited and equipped to augment our strong leadership team, guide implementation of scalable infrastructure, and fuel our growth. JMI’s extensive history of success in the SaaS space made them the ideal partner for the disruptive strategy at RainFocus.”

The funding enables RainFocus to focus on strategic growth and development in multiple areas:

  • Acquire top industry leaders for the RainFocus executive team.
  • Expand teams to further accelerate agile and innovative development of the RainFocus Event Marketing Platform.
  • Build a high-performance organization and intelligent growth engine


The investment builds on a stellar track record of growth since RainFocus’s inception in 2014. “With recent success as a benchmark, RainFocus is accelerating with significant and ambitious goals,” says Sherman. “This partnership with JMI allows us to achieve our mission and bring SaaS innovation to our industry at an exponential pace.”

In conjunction with the investment, David Greenberg and Larry Contrella, General Partner and Principal at JMI, respectively, have joined RainFocus’ Board of Directors. “We’re thrilled to partner with the RainFocus team in the next phase of their growth,” said Greenberg. Added Contrella, “We see tremendous potential for RainFocus to further transform the event marketing industry through the company’s market-leading product and commitment to delivering a significant return on investment to their customers.”


About RainFocus
RainFocus is the only complete event management platform built from the ground up to service all events from one dashboard. With rapid event deployment, personalized marketing, and comprehensive access to all event data, RainFocus enables visionary teams to plan, deliver and optimize their events like never before. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Lehi, Utah. Learn more at RainFocus.com.


About JMI Equity
JMI Equity is a growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software companies. Founded in 1992, JMI has invested in over 140 businesses in its target markets, successfully completed over 90 exits, and raised more than $4 billion of committed capital. JMI partners with exceptional management teams to help build their companies into industry leaders. For more information, visit www.jmi.com.

Media Contacts
For RainFocus
Brian Gates
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For JMI Equity
Chuck Dohrenwend or William Braun
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01/08/2019