Meaningful Connections

That Move Business Forward

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Empowering Smart Business Decision Making

We believe every professional should be empowered with the connections and insights they need for smart business decision making. Our passion for delivering valuable content and experiences creates opportunities for connections that get deals done, keeps professionals at the top of their game, and gives cause to celebrate organizational heroes.


Founded with entrepreneurial spirit in 2017 and making our first acquisition in 2018, Endeavor has now grown to over 80+ media brands, 40 conferences & exhibitions and 500+ employees from over 11 strategic acquisitions that position the company as the largest B2B media company in North America.

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Endeavor Business Media

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Acquired assets of 8 media companies including Southcomm

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Acquired PennWell
& Informa Assets
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Acquired Agora Summits & Launched 47 new Virtual Events

Who We Are

Anna Wackenhuth
Director of Social Media & Corporate Communications

Endeavor’s go to social media expert, Anna helps develop strategies and best practices for leveraging social media by editorial, sales and marketing teams. Her digital marketing background and strategic execution pack a punch that powers social campaigns as they break through the noise and deliver results.

“I have the opportunity to work with some of the most talented, driven, creative individuals - it’s energizing to be a part of such a remarkable community and culture.”
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Travis Hessman
Vice President of Content

Travis is a well-respected journalist and editor with many years of experience and industry recognition to his credit. Working with our talented content teams, he can help us continue to improve the content we deliver to all of our audiences.

“I am privileged to work with an exceptional editorial team. Together we are committed to serving our markets by providing the highest level of quality in our content and solutions.”
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Mak Udezue
Project & Products Manager

As a research maven with experience in market research and product management, skilled in survey design and optimization, marketing, product placement and e-commerce, Mak loves being challenged with new projects, creating new products, and engaging with her team.

“I love working with such a diverse group of industries and getting to explore how they overlap with each other while interacting with colleagues that are so passionate about their markets – I learn something new everyday!”
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Charles Thomas
Creative Director

Charles brings a strong visual design background to Endeavor in his role of Creative Director. Guiding branding development, customer programs, event concepts and web design, his keen aesthetic is evident in Endeavor’s go to market presence.

“I enjoy ‘getting in the zone’ when I am challenged to create new concepts, rethink approaches and collaborate with team members who have deep understanding about the markets they serve.”
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Claudine Peacock
Human Resources Talent Acquisition Partner

Claudine’s inherent understanding of all of the unique skill sets and job types that make up Endeavor’s diverse team of professionals shines a light on her commitment and dedication. In her role, she fosters camaraderie and trust among team members and serves as an ambassador for recruiting and onboarding activities.

“Everyone strives to provide the highest quality products in their individual fields of expertise and it cultivates an amazing spirit of collaboration and trust throughout the organization.”
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Curt Pordes
Vice President, Production Operations

Having been involved with media production operations since the 80's, Curt has experienced first-hand the remarkable transformation of production tools and processes. In his role, Curt oversees Endeavor production workflows, scheduling, expense forecasting and management of vendor partnerships.

“The interaction I have with so many aspects of our business: sales, art, editorial, marketing, audience development, customers and vendors really helps me understand and value everyone’s contribution.”
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