Dedham, Massachusetts, Dec. 3, 2018 — Wellesley Information Services (WIS), a leading market research and intelligence firm specializing in enterprise software technologies, including the largest independent membership site of global SAP users, SAPinsider (www.SAPinsiderOnline.com), announced today that Jim Casella, Jay Mossman, and Tom Caridi have joined the company's Board of Directors.
"The additions of Jim, Jay, and Tom to the Board of Directors represent JAZ'D! Advisors Investment Corporation's continued investment in WIS. Jim's, Jay's, and Tom's career accomplishments are extraordinary. WIS is very fortunate to add executives of their caliber to its board," said President and CEO, Jamie Bedard. "Their leadership will be invaluable to our organization as we work to fulfill our mission to create the largest active, and most highly-regarded business and technology membership community in the world for business and technology professionals."
"The ecosystem that WIS has built around SAP customers and solution providers is phenomenal. I am excited to work with WIS to extend its content and marketing services capabilities to more SAP customers, and to new enterprise software markets, too," said Jim Casella.
Mr. Casella presently serves as Chairman and CEO at Compliance Solutions Strategies. He is also a board member for EnsembleIQ and Equilar. Prior to these roles, Mr. Casella was Chairman and CEO of Asset International, a board member for Jigsaw Data, which was acquired by Salesforce in 2010, board member for AskJeeves, Vice Chairman for Reed Business Information, and Chief Operating Officer for International Data Group (IDG), where he was instrumental in the company taking its books business public.
Said Jay Mossman, "Today's top companies are uniquely challenged. They must make the most of their existing solutions, while simultaneously preparing for tomorrow's digital landscape, which is vastly different. WIS is perfectly poised to lead these companies through these challenges with innovative offerings that empower organizations to enact sound strategies that lead to better business outcomes."
Mr. Mossman is currently CEO of NRT Strategies. Prior to this role, Mr. Mossman was President of the North American Region for Temenos, and then became chairman of its North America Advisory Board. Before joining Temenos, he was the Founder and CEO of Akcelerant, which was purchased by Temenos in 2015. Mr. Mossman was also previously President and CEO of Premier Solutions, and Founder of InTech.
"I am pleased to join the board and help WIS develop the structure and systems it needs for rapid growth. WIS has a strong portfolio of assets and solid customer relationships. With investment by JAZ'D! Advisors, and a focused management team, we expect strong financial footing and profit development for the company for years to come," said Tom Caridi.
Mr. Caridi is an independent financial consultant, assisting media-centric companies in developing their financial, operational, and organization strategies. He also has significant experience in acquisitions, divestments, and partnering with private equity firms. He is currently the interim CFO for WIS. Previously, he was the interim CFO for Compliance Solutions Strategies, worldwide Executive VP and CFO for Questex LLC, Reed Exhibition Companies, and Imark Communications.
Executive Vice President, Marketing
Wellesley Information Services has a 20-year history of delivering top-quality content that helps individuals and teams strengthen their skills and make the right decisions for their organizations. WIS specializes in SAP users and SAP solutions serving a global audience, offering a diverse set of resources including live SAPinsider events, focused research, lead generation, marketing intelligence, user memberships, display advertising, publications, webinars, and a full portfolio of digital marketing services.
SAP is a registered trademark of SAP SE in Germany and several other countries. Wellesley Information Services is not affiliated with SAP SE or any of the SAP SE group of companies.
About JAZ’D! Advisors Investment Corporation:
JAZ'D! Advisors Investment Corporation, led by industry veteran Jamie Bedard, recently acquired 100% of WIS with a significant investment earmarked to spur long-term growth and innovation. JAZ'D! is a strategic investment and operating company with significant funding from a portfolio of leading technology and investor industry veteran members. JAZ'D! acquires leading companies focused on the technology user community, research, content, and digital marketing services spaces. JAZ'D! takes an ownership position in select companies with the goal of operationally integrating and innovating the companies into a comprehensive marketing and membership platform addressing the go-to-market needs of global technology organizations.