Gig News: GigMasters Names Michael Rogers Vice President of Technology

Posted by Drew Stoga on November 9, 2012

big newsHappy Friday everyone! It's been a crazy couple of weeks here at GigMasters HQ. And in all the storm madness, we forgot to share a big piece of 'Gig News:' Michael Rogers recently joined us as GigMasters' President of Technology! This is big news because Michael brings 15 years of technology leadership experience to GigMasters. It means that some great things are coming to our service in the days, months and years ahead. Check out last week's press release for details and help us in welcoming Mike to the team!

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New VP Brings Combined Technology and Marketing Expertise to #1 Event Booking Company

GigMasters.com, the number one event booking service, announced Michael Rogers as its new Vice President of Technology. A former Director of Technology at Catapult Marketing and President and Founder at Brainloaf, Rogers brings over 15 years of extensive experience to GigMasters where he will lead marketing technology, product strategy, and software development. His appointment is effective immediately; he will report directly to Michael Caldwell, GigMasters' CEO and Co-Founder.

At Catapult Marketing, Rogers led a cross-functional development team that produced mobile website extensions and applications, turnkey promotional platforms, and large-scale, commerce-based websites. Prior to Catapult, Rogers founded Brainloaf, a software development firm that specialized in marketing automation, software product development and digital marketing solutions. Brainloaf clients included Pfizer, BIC, Dairy Management Inc., MRA NY Chapter, Circle One Marketing and Creative Print Technologies.

As VP of Technology, Rogers will oversee the company's development efforts, helping to further GigMasters' mission of perfecting the event vendor booking experience. His focus will be on leveraging technology to optimize GigMasters' relationships with its 10,000+ members and its party-planning clients. The VP of Technology position is new for GigMasters. Prior to Rogers' appointment, Michael Caldwell led the company's technology initiatives.

"We're so excited to welcome Michael Rogers to the GigMasters team," said Michael Caldwell, CEO and Co-Founder of GigMasters. "His energy for quick and nimble development, combined with his leadership style and depth of experience, is exactly what we need to meet our aggressive goals. He‘ll be a tremendous asset to our leadership team."

"I'm thrilled to join GigMasters," said Michael Rogers. "Given the success of the company to date, I see amazing potential to continue to grow the service by using technology to enhance the experience for GigMasters' loyal members and clients." Rogers also worked as Director of Product Development at J. Brown, Senior E-Commerce Manager at Fonthaus, and Webmaster at Yoyodyne. Rogers has his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Fairfield University.

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