Virtual Events Thought Leader Joins 6Connex as GM, EMEA

Pleasanton, CA—May 22, 2014—6Connex, Inc., the leader in virtual destination solutions, today announced the appointment of Joakim Jonsson as General Manager, EMEA.

Jonsson, who has held numerous roles within the industry, including both European Sales Manager and Regional Sales Director, APAC for ON24 will manage all business within EMEA with a focus on driving growth via new customer acquisition and the expansion of global enterprise accounts.  He will be based in London.

“EMEA represents a major growth opportunity for 6Connex, and Joakim is the right executive to lead the charge,“ said 6Connex CEO Michael Nelson. “With new global customers coming on board every day, we need a strategic and innovative thinker like Joakim to drive growth and ensure customer success at every step.”

“What I value most about Joakim,” said 6Connex CMO Lisa Farrell, “is his ability to guide a customer through all aspects of a virtual program, providing both a big-picture strategy and a nuts-and-bolts action plan. He’s a welcome addition to the leadership team.”

Most recently at ON24, Jonsson led sales efforts for the APAC region, working with global enterprise brands such as Google and Dell. He also was responsible for the launch of ON24’s London office, where he built and led cross-functional teams.  Jonsson also has held positions as Head of Sales and Marketing at Virtue, and Innovation Manager at Cantos.

“I am excited to join the team at 6Connex,” said Jonnson, “in particular because of the company vision to make things simple and transparent, from pricing to the platform itself. Virtual destinations should be easy to buy and to use.

About 6Connex, Inc.

6Connex has been a leader in the virtual environment space since 2009, powering Virtual Destinations for career fairs, corporate universities, product launches, onboarding, user conferences and other applications.  All while enabling connections that drive measurable ROI against defined business objectives. 6Connex’ 100-percent SaaS virtual destination platform is easy to use and deploy for companies large and small. More than 100 organizations, including GE, Oracle, Perkin Elmer, Ericsson, UCSF, Sears, CDC, Child Help, and NorthCentral University, rely on 6Connex. The company is based in Pleasanton, CA, with offices in London and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.6connex.com.