Founder & CEO at Cvent
Founder and CEO of Cvent, a market-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider with close to 4,000 employees worldwide based in Tysons Corner, VA. With more than 27,000 customers and 300,000 users around the globe, our software has helped power human connection at millions of meetings and events. Since founding Cvent in 1999, I have had the opportunity to lead an incredible team that is passionate about transforming the events industry. The ride has been not always been easy, but has always been exciting. In 2011, we received an investment of $136m from NEA and Insight Ventures. We then went public on the NYSE in 2013 and raised $135m. In November 2016, we went private with Vista Equity Partners for $1.65 billion. The same leadership team is still running the company today. In 2018 & 2019, I was named the #1 SaaS Ceo by the SAAS Report. I was also very fortunate to be named the "Most Admired CEO and CEO of the Year of Washington" by the Washington Business Journal. I was also named Executive of the Year by the American Business Awards and Ernst & Young's Entreprenuer of the Year. We were also named the Growth Company of the Year by the Association of Corporate Growth. Cvent is also consistently named a "Best Places to Work" by the Washington Business Journal and Washington Post.