DEDHAM, Mass., November 12, 2018 – Wellesley Information Services (WIS), a leading marketing services and events company focused on enterprise software technologies, including the largest independent site of global SAP users, SAPinsider (www.SAPinsiderOnline.com), announced today that JAZ’D! Advisors Investment Corporation, led by industry veteran Jamie Bedard, has acquired 100% of the company with a significant investment earmarked to spur long-term growth and innovation. Mr. Bedard will immediately assume the role of President and CEO of WIS and succeeds previous CEO Jonathan Ewert, who has successfully overseen WIS for the last two years.
“I am excited to lead WIS into the future, building on its success. In WIS, I see remarkable potential for growth, and an unparalleled opportunity to continue to help enterprise technology companies and customers make better business decisions and connections through exceptional content, SAP user engagement, and marketing technology innovation,” said Bedard.
“WIS has a long history of creating, curating, and producing live events and digital content that delivers actionable advice and practical recommendations to the world’s biggest companies. During a time of rapid technological change for businesses all over the globe, WIS looks forward to helping customers chart a successful course along the path of digital transformation. We are committed to delivering content that helps our customers not only meet, but rather exceed, their business objectives.”
“There is no better executive to lead WIS into the future than Jamie Bedard,” said Mr. Ewert. “Jamie’s ability to accelerate profitable growth, develop innovative, research-driven marketing and membership business models, build strong customer relationships, and oversee market-leading content organizations is beyond compare. JAZ’D! Advisors’ stated goal of building the world’s largest SAP user ecosystem into a comprehensive events, research, and marketing platform focused on technology and business user engagement, with qualified behavioral lead generation is the ideal evolution for WIS and SAPinsider. WIS has a very bright future with Jamie at the helm.”
Added Jon Slabaugh, Managing Director of UCG, WIS’s previous owner, “This marks a new beginning for WIS. We are proud of WIS’s accomplishments under our stewardship, but as we looked to the future, it was clear that the best long-term opportunity for WIS was to align it with JAZ’D! Advisors. JAZ’D!’s commitment and proven track record of long-term growth perfectly position WIS for a long run of success and enable it to take a significant leap forward.”
Prior to WIS, Mr. Bedard successfully turned around analyst firm Aberdeen Group, and was also Founder and CEO for JAZ’D! Markets and Global CEO of Reputation Institute, presiding over periods of unprecedented profitable growth for all three organizations.
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! 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.