oomi® today announced the appointment of internet veteran John Eikenbery as its new Chief Operating Officer, effective 4 January 2021.
John adds a wealth of experience to the executive management team reflecting oomi’s investment into driving growth and continuing to excel as a partner to all of oomi’s clients.
“I’m really excited joining such a talented team with a rich history of customer delivery, providing complete solutions to membership organizations throughout the UK,“ says John. “We will continue to focus on providing a feature rich platform and continuing to deliver great customer service while enabling oomi® to grow in the membership and related sectors. We believe 2021 will be a tremendous year for oomi® as we gain further customer traction and scale.”
John is seasoned technologist with over 30 years’ experience in high-tech and over 20 years’ experience in Internet technology with a track record of successfully leading and growing technology companies. He started his career as a software engineer with Digital Equipment Corporation moving up through the ranks before leaping into the Internet world as CTO for Lycos-Europe. Subsequently, he has been CTO for online matchmaking, social media, film/theatre/tv casting, and advertising platform companies. Most recently, John was the COO & GM for Livedrive, the leading UK cloud backup & storage provider and part of J2 Global, a technology and Digital Media company with a market cap of US$4.8 billion. Under his leadership, Livedrive was awarded “Best Knowhow Partner” from PC World’s Supplier Excellence Awards and continued to be a strong competitor in the cloud storage market that includes Google, Dropbox, Apple, and Carbonite among others. John holds degrees in Computer Systems Engineering and MBAs from London Business School and Columbia Business School.
“John brings a wealth of experience from start-ups to large enterprises and understands how to transform companies, like oomi®, into a market leader. With his exceptional technical background, he understands product delivery to make oomi® a world-class product and his business acumen makes him an invaluable partner to all of the teams within oomi®,” says Sarfraz Ahmad, Founder and CEO. “His appointment is further confirmation that we have the right strategy and team to expand oomi® to become a global player.”
oomi® is a leading supplier of CRM solutions to the UK Not for Profit (NFP) sector. Currently focusing on the membership sector, oomi’s client base ranges from Nautical Institute to the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow. oomi® has assembled one of the most experienced management teams in this sector in the UK and is now entering a period of rapid growth. oomi® was first to market in the UK NFP sector with a true MS Windows application, first with a true client-server implementation and now leads the way again with its unrivalled cloud-based, low-code platform.
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