Today, we announced Cvent (NYSE: CVT) has agreed to be acquired for $1.65 billion dollars ($36 per share) by Vista Equity Partners, one of the world's largest technology investors. This will be the largest acquisition of a publicly traded software company in Washington, DC history. When events like this happen, people tend to focus on the founders and management team. However, the soul of Cvent – like any great company – is a powerful combination of passionate employees who choose to share the journey, and supportive customers who picked us over the competition because they believed. We couldn’t have gotten here without you. Thank you. Since inception, our mission has been to transform the meetings and events industry. Vista also has a deep understanding of the meetings industry and has built an impressive portfolio of technology companies. This is why Cvent and Vista are a great fit. Our number one focus has always been to build the best possible products for our customers. This will not change. Our culture has always been to hire the best people and always provide excellent service to our customers. And we will continue to do all that and more. Business as usual. Many people would call today’s news an “exit.” I don’t. Cvent is simply becoming privately held again as we were for 14 of our 17 year history. I’m even more excited about leading the company into the future. The upside to being privately held is that it allows us to focus on a longer time horizon to innovate and better the meetings industry. So, while this transaction delivered excellent value to our shareholders, we also set the stage for new solutions for our customers and new challenges for our employees. When a milestone like this occurs, it makes me reflect on my personal entrepreneurial journey from startup in the go-go dotcom days of 1999 . . . to near bankruptcy during the dotcom bust in 2001 . . . to ringing the opening bell at the NYSE for our IPO in 2013 . . . to agreeing to go private again for a 69% premium over our closing stock price last week. Cvent started as a simple idea in 1999 – an aspirin for the painful process of planning meetings and events. I had learned firsthand how hard the meeting planning process is when hosting dozens of events for local CEOs. I knew then that there had to be a better way. So, I decided in order to save money to fund the company, I moved in with my parents--until I was 33 years old. It was pretty tough on my dating life back then. I connected with likeminded co-founders and we were off and running. Seventeen years later, Cvent has close to 16,000 customers and 2,000 employees around the globe. Last year, our software helped manage more than 340,000 meetings, and hotels around the world received nearly $10 billion in “group business” from our meeting planner customers. And, somewhere along the way, I moved out of my parents’ house, married an amazing woman and have three beautiful kids. Throughout all the ups and downs over the years, our passion and conviction never wavered. We will be honored to soon be part of the Vista family who share these same ideals. This is our mutual commitment to you: we will remain focused on our highest priorities – our employees and our customers. Both have stood by Cvent during the darkest of times and now, as we are entering the brightest chapter of our story, I know together that we can continue to transform the meetings industry.