Who We Are
The PYXiS Story
At PYXiS Software Group, we guide companies to their new forever home. We provide operational guidance to ensure they see long-term, sustainable success and assist their employees in realizing their personal and professional goals. We provide guidance and direction through our PYXiS Playbook of industry-leading best practices, tools, and templates to sustainably strengthen and grow software businesses.
Why Join the PYXiS Family?
Accelerate Your Growth
Retain & Grow Your Talent
Preserve Your Legacy & Culture
Meet Our Team
A graduate of Sports & Exercise Science, Arthur joined the software industry as a training & support agent for a small family-owned business that was dominating the UK Leisure market in the 90’s. He progressed by fulfilling many of the disciplines you find in software companies as well as founding two of his own; selling one and losing the other. He has also survived and flourished through three acquisitions and gathered the accolades and scars of learning and leading in small and large software organizations.
Arthur joined Jonas when the group acquired UK AIM, listed as Gladstone PLC, in 2010. He was promoted to Managing Director of Gladstone Health & Leisure in 2013 before becoming a Portfolio Manager, overseeing the growth and development of a number of our companies in the UK. In 2018, Arthur moved to the United States to run our PYXiS Software Group.
In 2018 Arthur joined the advisory boards of the ODI OpenActive initiative (openactive.io) and UK Actives’ Active Labs programme (activelab.co) to help facilitate the acceleration of innovation in the FIT-TECH sector. Somehow he also finds time coach and manage local grassroots football!
Director of M&A
Ken is the Director of Mergers and Acquisitions for PYXiS Software, responsible for all phases of deal origination and execution, including negotiating deal value and structure with management teams, managing the due diligence process and the overall M&A strategy for PYXiS Software.
Ken joined PYXiS Software in 2020 and has led the closing of a number of successful transactions. He greatly enjoys getting to know the business owners on a personal level and getting a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges they face. He has also taken the lead in building out the M&A team and fostering their development. Prior to joining PYXiS Software, Ken worked in private equity at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and investment banking at TD Securities.
Ken graduated from the Honors Bachelor of Business Administration (HBBA) program at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario and is a CFA charterholder. Most of his time outside of work is spent with his wife and two young sons or on the tennis court.
Director of M&A
Maggie joined Jonas as Pyxis Portfolio Controller in 2020. Maggie is responsible for all financial, treasury and corporate compliance for Pyxis Portfolio. She works directly with Pyxis CEO and leadership team to oversee Finance function. Maggie works with acquired companies to transition them into Pyxis Family.
Maggie is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor in accounting from York University and a Master of Accountancy degree from Brock University. Maggie brings over 15 years of experience within Finance functions, across Telecommunications and Software industries.
A graduate of The Ohio State University, Scott joined the software and payments industry as a Systems Analyst in 1999 for CheckFree who provides software and payments services for the banking industry. He progressed by fulfilling many of the roles you find in software and payments companies and eventually was promoted to COO to help run one of CheckFree’s lines of business called Club Solutions. He has also gained experience and many learnings along the way when his Club Solutions line of business acquired Aphelion in 2005 triggering his company lead move from Columbus to Houston, his parent company CheckFree being acquired by Fiserv in 2007, and when he helped Fiserv divest the Club Solutions business to Jonas Software in 2013.
After Scott joined Jonas, he led the business through the multiyear process of carving out the Club Solutions, now Jonas Fitness business, from Fiserv and he was promoted to President in 2016. In 2022 he was promoted to Group Leader managing and overseeing the growth and development of a number of companies in the US under the Pyxis Software division of Jonas. In his spare time outside of being a diehard Ohio State football fan Scott loves spending time with his wife, two girls that are in college, and his dog Tex.
Andrew is a Portfolio Manager for PYXiS Software, currently overseeing InnoSoft, Campsite, ProviderSoft and LilYPad. In addition to providing strategic guidance / support to this current group of companies, Andrew also works closely with his M&A team to build relationships with software companies who could potentially join PYXiS via acquisition in the future.
Andrew has been with Constellation Software (PYXiS’ parent company) since 2014, when he started as a summer intern at Volaris Group. He joined Volaris full time in their strategy department in 2015. In 2017, Andrew transferred from Volaris Group to Jonas Software, working as the analyst for Barry Symons, Jonas’ CEO. In 2020, Andrew took over the Corporate M&A team for Jonas, which he oversaw until his move to his current role with PYXiS Software in 2022.
Andrew graduated from the Honors Business Administration (HBA) program at the Ivey Business School in London, Ontario. Outside of work, you will find him on the golf course, hiking or travelling.
Eric is a Portfolio Manager within PYXiS Software Group, overseeing a diverse group of companies supplying innovative, industry leading software.
Eric grew up in Floral Park, NY and graduated from Siena College with a degree in Marketing. In 2003, Eric co-founded EZFacility, a dominant player in the sports and fitness software market. In 2009, after growing EZFacility to a substantial size, EZFacility was acquired by Jonas Software and became a part of the PYXiS Software Group. Eric stayed on to manage the company and, over time, added 2 additional product offerings through acquisition to become the EZ Group.
The experience gained from running the EZ Group led to a natural progression into a Portfolio Manager role within the PYXiS Software Group. Eric took on this role in 2019 and now oversees 9 brands within the PYXiS portfolio.
In his spare time Eric enjoys spending time with his wife, two children, and three dogs. He now lives in the Saratoga Region of New York and is a lover of all things outdoors. He spends many weekends in the Adirondack Mountains hiking, snowmobiling, and ATV riding with his family.