Tessitura Network Merger Expands Services and Consulting Team
Thursday, May 12, 2016
DALLAS, May 5, 2016 – Effective May 1st, the 15 professionals of KlearSky Solutions, LLC (KlearSky) joined the Tessitura Network. Ivan Medanic, President and founder of KlearSky, has taken the role of Senior Vice President, Consulting, of the Tessitura Network. Ivan noted, “In many ways this has been a long time coming. We have been a strategic partner to the Tessitura Network for a number of years and have been providing technology services to many of the Tessitura Network members. Over the past couple of years we have worked more closely with Tessitura as their growth accelerated further. We came to the mutual realization that we have a lot of cultural similarities with the Network, as well as complementary business practices and service offerings. From an operational perspective, this brings a number of exciting benefits.”
The Tessitura Network has grown rapidly to 545 organizations who hold licenses, become Network community members, and take advantage of Tessitura’s powerful unified customer relationship system. This system and its capabilities provide arts, cultural and entertainment organizations with equally strong functionality in ticketing and admissions, fundraising, memberships, marketing, CRM, and all of the ways in which organizations connect with their audiences.
The Tessitura Team’s own expansion in recent years has paralleled that of the Network’s to keep pace and provide vital services. The Network North American consulting team has grown from a team of nine consultants in 2012 to 50 now. Additional consultants are based in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Demand for all services is growing rapidly as new Tessitura organizations come on board and current member organizations optimize their use of Tessitura and operate as effectively as possible. Consulting services were performed in 2015 for over 300 organizations. With the additional professionals joining from KlearSky, and their business niche and credibility, the Tessitura Network will be in an even stronger position to serve the needs of Network members.
KlearSky, founded in 2004, focused its services to four main offerings: digital design and branding, website development, database management service and custom technology integration. They served Tessitura clients in a number of states with retained services, web services, custom coding, and they performed as a subcontractor for the Tessitura Network.