Big Band Software Acquires Workzone, appoints Indian American CEO


Big Band Software, a B2B SaaS software holding company based in Minneapolis, acquired Workzone, a leading Project Management Platform, and appointed an Indian-origin CEO. This is the company’s second acquisition since launching in 2023.

Big Band Software has purchased Workzone, a leading Project Management Platform leveraged by companies, universities, and hospitals to drive large volumes of mission-critical work. Ranked #1 on Capterra (Gartner) by users in the Project Management Products category, Workzone is renowned for its best-in-class approach of combining technology with humanized customer success to help companies achieve strategic and tactical objectives. The clientele of Workzone includes industry leaders across higher education, healthcare, financial services, marketing agencies, retail, and consumer goods.

To help the company chart its next phase of growth, Big Band and Workzone appointed B2B SaaS executive Ash Didwania as Workzone’s new CEO. With a proven track record of driving exponential growth and scaling transformational products at B2B SaaS startups, scaleups, and Fortune 500 Tech companies, Ash’s credentials uniquely position him to lead the way forward. A first-generation Indian American, Ash brings 14+ years of go-to-market leadership and tech experience, most recently serving as chief revenue officer of Resilia, a venture-backed, tech-for-good company where he was responsible for leading the commercial functions.

“Workzone is a dream company to step into. With a time-tested product, long-tenured customers and team, along with a rapidly growing industry hungry to simplify workplace complexity – there is an opportunity to unlock massive potential,” said Didwania. “Through a combination of project management technology and human assistance, we can help companies fundamentally transform how they execute large volumes of mission-critical work while fostering work-life balance for their teams. I look forward to working closely with our customers and teams on this exciting journey while doubling down on Rick’s approach of customer-centric product development.”

Workzone has already had a good start to 2024, signing one of its largest-ever partnerships with a major Hospital group, aimed at streamlining their business operations. As part of its continued growth plans, the company plans to launch an upgraded product in Q1 2024 to deliver modern project management experiences.

Rick Mosenkis and Allan Kalish founded Workzone in 2002 and launched one of the first online project management solutions. “Every week for more than 20 years I’ve met with some of the same leaders at Workzone. We’ve shared a mission and vision, and we’ve shared our lives as well,” said Rick Mosenkis, co-founder of Workzone. “I’m excited however to leave the organization in capable hands who not only value what we’ve created but have a vision of taking it to unprecedented heights.” Rick will continue to support Big Band and Workzone’s new CEO during the transition.

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