Why Clubessential Holdings Is Buying Vermont Systems

By Dan Anderson ● January 22, 2020
  • Clubessential Holdings — a leading provider of membership and club management solutions to the private club, college athletics, and health and fitness markets — announced it is buying Vermont Systems

Clubessential Holdings — a leading provider of membership and club management solutions to the private club, college athletics, and health and fitness markets — announced recently that it is buying Vermont Systems. Vermont Systems is a market leader in recreation management software for public entities — which is already the major provider of membership and club management SaaS solutions for private clubs, boutique fitness studios, and college athletics. This acquisition expands Clubessential Holdings’ presence to municipal, county, state, and federal military public markets.

“Vermont Systems is at the forefront of providing innovative and comprehensive software solutions that empower recreation departments and professionals around the world,” said Giles Willey, President & CEO of Vermont Systems. “We are excited to join forces with Clubessential Holdings to drive future innovation, collaboration and new products and services for our valued clients.”

Based out of Essex Junction, Vermont, Vermont Systems specializes in developing software products for managing recreation and parks operations for governmental entities. And Vermont Systems’ cross-channel technology is designed to create consistent community experiences, enhance loyalty with every interaction, and connect all key activities, employees, and customers in one place to create efficiencies.

“We’ve been consistently impressed with the people, technology and commitment to outstanding customer experiences behind every interaction we’ve had with Vermont Systems,” added Randy Eckels, CEO, Clubessential Holdings. “Giles and his team of dedicated employees have built a tremendous platform that provides the most comprehensive suite of parks and recreation software solutions to the public markets. We’re pleased to welcome Vermont System’s more than 1,200 customers and 100 employees as a fourth pillar to our family of leading SaaS companies: Clubessential, ClubReady, and PrestoSports.”

Eckels explained that Vermont Systems complements Clubessential’s expanding portfolio of integrated software and payment solutions companies which now represents over 8,000 clients, accepts over $4 billion in merchant payments revenue, and supports 400 employees and millions of end-users.