As March comes to a close and April gears up, so does event season. What starts off slowly in March becomes manic in April and May.
Blogger: John Goddard, general manager of marketing and sales at Rockend
As a business that believes in the value of learning and ongoing growth not only for our people but for our clients, Rockend is the sponsor of many industry events this year. With over 50 events in our calendar for 2014 already, we like to get involved in supporting the growth of the industry and our clients.
Managing a full events calendar can be challenging.
At Rockend, we have a dedicated events coordinator who manages all logistics, including required equipment, collateral and people. We also run several of our own events through the year.
In fact, just this week we are hosting REST Professional User Meetings in Sydney and Melbourne. User meetings give our clients the opportunity to come along and meet the product development team and have their say on what they would like to see in the product in the future.
Clients also get to find out the latest tips and tricks and are able to connect with other users to share useful information. If you’re a REST professional user reading this, our next user meeting will be on April 8 in Auckland and we'lll be hosting two more in September 2014. Keep your eye out for an invite and come along!
There are some great independent conferences coming up with some fantastic programmes and even better speakers. I suggest that you attend at least one event in the next few months.
Take the opportunity to network with your peers, pick up some great new ideas and walk away recharged and motivated to be your best.
I hope to see you there.
About John Goddard
John has been with Rockend since 2004. He is a chartered engineer with a BSc (Hon) from the University of Hertfordshire in Industrial Engineering and an MA in Research Methods from Macquarie University. Prior to joining Rockend, John held engineering, consulting and sales leadership positions in companies including BOC, Coopers & Lybrand, Hewlett-Packard and Telstra.
During his time as CEO, John led Rockend through a period of significant change to become the clear market leader in property and strata management software solutions. Client numbers increased x 3, revenues x 5 and net operating profit x 8. Improvements were achieved through six main strategies: a complete brand refresh; development of a national sales team; recruiting and developing a new leadership team; building a customer service culture second to none; deploying a companywide CRM/ERP platform, and most important of all, implementing innovative staff engagement and development programs.
As the current general manager of sales and marketing, John’s continuing priority is establishing successful business partnerships to help real estate and strata management businesses grow and maximise profits.