Chuck Ghoorah, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President
Chuck Ghoorah is the Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Cvent (NYSE: CVT), a publicly-traded cloud-based software company focused on event management. Ghoorah has been instrumental in Cvent’s growth from a two-person startup to a 1,450-person company with a $1 + billion market capitalization. To date, Cvent has helped more than 12,600 organizations manage hundreds of thousands of events in more than 90 countries.
Chuck is responsible for Cvent's top line revenue across all product lines worldwide, including the Cvent Supplier Network (CSN), the world's largest free online marketplace that connects event planners with hotels and venues. In 2013, nearly $6.5 billion worth of group hotel business went through the Cvent Supplier Network.
Prior to joining Cvent, Chuck was a corporate attorney with Hale and Dorr, where he specialized in venture capital financing and technology transactions. Before Hale and Dorr, he served as an Associate Director at the Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ: ABCO) and launched his career as an attorney at Williams & Connolly, one of the top-rated litigation firms in the country.
With more than 14 years of experience in the meetings industry, Chuck has spoken at over 100 conferences and tradeshows; advised dozens of Fortune 500 organizations and large associations on strategic meeting planning, event marketing and web surveys; and built relationships with some of the world's top hotel chains, including Hilton and Marriott.
Chuck graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University. He then earned his master's degree in political science from Duke University’s Graduate School and his Juris Doctorate with honors from Duke University School of Law.
- MA: Duke University
- JD: Duke University School of Law
- AB: Duke University
- Cvent Wins Coveted American Business Award for Management Team of the Year
- Washington Business Journal Recognizes Cvent as One of the "Best Places to Work" in Greater Washington
- Cvent Selected as an OnDemand Top 100 Private Company