6Connex Announces Six Appointments to Board of Directors to Further Accelerate Growth

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New Board at 6Connex includes talent from industry and high-growth technology companies

“We are delighted to invite all of these accomplished executives onto the team and look forward to working together," said Castano, CEO of 6Connex.

6Connex, the leading platform for virtual environments designed to drive in-depth content engagement for marketing, sales and human resources teams, announced today that Ruben Castano, Wendy Gibson, Michael Girdley, Darren Lachtman, Ali Moosani and Paul Salisbury have joined the newly formed 6Connex Board of Directors. Matt Morris has joined as a Board Observer.

6Connex, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dura Software (“Dura”), which has experienced unprecedented growth in customers and revenue this year, recruited the high caliber board to advance growth initiatives, deepen relationships with customers and create more value for all stakeholders.

“Formalizing our Board at 6Connex with such a talented team from industry and high-growth technology companies provides our company with a strategic edge and will enable us to continue our rapid growth while importantly providing our clients with a secure platform to engage with their audiences in such a rapidly evolving virtual environment/event space,” said Castano, CEO of 6Connex. “We are delighted to invite all of these accomplished executives onto the team and look forward to working together.”

Independent Directors:
Ms. Gibson, Mr. Lachtman and Mr. Moosani will serve as Independent Directors, bringing valuable industry and operational experience to 6Connex. In addition, each have had CEO and/or senior leadership roles in technology companies that have subsequently been acquired by large, strategic industry leaders.

Ms. Gibson serves as Chief Marketing Officer at GES, full-service provider for live events, producing corporate events, exhibitions, exhibits and experiential experiences in North America, Europe and the Middle East. As Chief Marketing Officer, Wendy manages a global team including branding, corporate marketing, digital, line-of-business marketing, and exhibitor services. Previously, she was VP Americas at Mitel, the Chief Marketing Officer at BenefitMall and also the Chief Marketing Officer at Telligent. She also served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer at Skywire Software, helping drive the team towards its eventual acquisition by Oracle in 2008.

Mr. Lachtman co-founded Brat TV, the leading Gen-Z digital network, which has raised $45m from A. Capital, Advancit Capital, SV Angel and Anchorage Capital, among others. Brat launched in 2017 and has built a loyal audience of over 65 million unique youth viewers. In September of 2020, Mr. Lachtman was named one of Goldman Sachs "Top 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs" as part of Goldman Sachs prestigious Builders and Innovators showcase. Prior to starting Brat TV, Mr. Lachtman co-founded Niche, which connected social media creators to Fortune 500 advertisers. Niche was acquired by Twitter in 2015 following seed funding from SV Angel, Advancit Capital, Box Group, and Lerer Ventures. Following the acquisition, he served as Global Director of Brand Strategy at Twitter for nearly three years, growing Niche rapidly under the Twitter umbrella.

Mr. Moosani serves as CEO of FORM.com, a leading provider of forms automation solutions for the enterprise, both in the field and in the office. He also served as CEO of BLUE Software, leading the company towards its eventual acquisition by Esko Brands, a Danaher Company, where he served as President. In addition, he served as Senior Vice President-Global Sales & Commercial Operations at 1WorldSync, now backed by Battery Ventures, and had valuable experience at Excellis Consulting, Verisign and Accenture.

Mr. Castano, CEO of 6Connex has also joined the Board. He has served as CEO since November 2019, guiding the company forward during its rapid ascent. Previously, he was a Principal of Sales and Executive Leadership LLC and the Chief Revenue Officer of BLUE Software. He was also Vice President & Managing Director, Americas, at 1WorldSync, and had valuable experiences at Sterling Commerce, Parametric Technology Corporation and ADP.

Mr. Girdley and Mr. Salisbury, Co-Founders of Dura Software, which wholly owns 6Connex, have also joined the Board, bringing critical operational experience to the business. Dura Software, an acquirer of hyper-niche software businesses, acquired 6Connex in September 2019. Mr. Salisbury and Mr. Girdley serve as CEO and Chairman of Dura, respectively.

Lastly, Mr. Morris, a Board member of Dura, has joined as a Board Observer. Mr. Morris brings valuable experience as an institutional investor in private and public companies for over a decade. His firm, Hampton River Partners LLC, is a significant investor in Dura.

About 6Connex:
6Connex is the leading provider of virtual event solutions. The secure, cloud-based platform expands audience reach and drives in-depth content engagement for marketing, sales, recruitment, training, and HR communities.

Our product portfolio includes virtual environments, learning management, and webinars.

For more information, visit 6Connex.com, or call 1-800-395-4702.

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