President and Chief Executive Officer – Rajiv Jain
As the President/CEO of a2z, Inc. Rajiv Jain leads the daily responsibilities of the business, and works alongside the staff.
Rajiv leads the development of cutting-edge technologies for the events industry, including the first fully web-based exposition floor plan management solution, the first generation of online matchmaking tools for exhibitors and attendees, and offers both a mobile web application as well as a native iPhone Application for events, eliminating the requirement for show organizers to choose one or the other.
Rajiv has grown a2z from its humble beginnings in his apartment to an award-winning company that powers more than 750 annual events and over 35% of the Top 250 shows. Rajiv and his company have withstood the sea change of the events industry and come out as the most comprehensive and easy-to-use tool set available for web-based event management solutions.
Rajiv Jain has been selected as one of the “Top 40 Business Executives Under 40” by the Baltimore Business Journal, and also won the “Howard County Tech Council Edge 40!,” given to the leading technology executive in the county. Rajiv has also been named as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award Finalist in Maryland twice.
Vice President of Professional Services – Angela Carr
Angela Carr has worked every aspect of event planning and management and is excited to share her knowledge and assist others to utilize technology to its maximum potential. Angi comes to a2z from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) where she served as Vice President, Information Technology. Prior to her IT role, Carr worked as part of the AUVSI web and conference teams. Carr has also worked at CTIA, The Wireless Association, and its foundation, running point on convention operations and programming. Carr holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Wesley College.
Vice President of Sales– Wayne Crawford
Wayne Crawford is a 25-year veteran of the expositions industry and is currently vice president of sales with a2z, Inc. Wayne leads the company’s efforts in selling a2z’s comprehensive suite of software and services to the expositions and meetings industry.
In addition to his work on the technology side of the events industry, Wayne has extensive experience and expertise as an exposition manager. He has led events and management teams for some of the largest and most successful events and exposition companies in the world, including NAB, CES, JCK/PEMCO, NXTcomm and Clarion Events. His experience on the organizer side of the business has helped bring perspective to how a2z can best serve its’ clients’ ongoing technology and business process needs.
Crawford holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business marketing from the University of Maryland. He is actively involved in the International Association for Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) and is a frequent speaker at IAEE, PCMA, SISO and HSMAI events.