Reggie Aggarwal, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Reggie Aggarwal is the CEO and Founder of Cvent, the world's largest provider of event management technology. He has led the company from a two-person startup to a 1,000-person company that has helped manage 750,000 events in 50 countries. In addition, through the Cvent Supplier Network, the company's free online marketplace that connects meeting planners with venues, thousands of Cvent customers will send $4 billion in group business to hotels and venues in 2011.
In July 2011, Reggie led the company's first round of funding in over a decade—a $136 million investment—which, according to the Wall Street Journal, is the biggest U.S. software funding deal since 2007 and the largest in the history of the events technology industry.
Reggie was named Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year® for Greater Washington in 2010, selected as one of Washingtonian Magazine's 100 Top Tech Titans in 2011, and named a rising star of Washington by Forbes Magazine. MeetingNews also named him one of the 25 most influential people in the $250 billion dollar meetings industry. In addition, Cvent was honored for the 2010 “Management Team of the Year” by the American Business Awards, and voted one of the "50 Best Places to Work" in Washington three years in a row by the Washington Business Journal. Reggie has been featured in over 100 articles in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Businessweek, USA Today, Forbes, and The Washington Post, and has appeared on ABC News, CBS News, NBC News and CNN as an authority on meetings and technology.
Reggie is Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Indian CEO High Tech Council (now the DC Chapter of TiE), which was described by the The Washington Post as "maybe the singularly most successful association in the past decade."
He has served on the Global Board of Trustees of TiE, as well as Sales and Marketing Executive International. In addition, Reggie was appointed by the Governor of Virginia to be Chairman of the Chief Information Officers Advisory Commission, and he has served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, Inova Healthcare System, and the DC Chamber of Commerce.
He graduated with a BS degree from the University of Virginia, a Juris Doctorate from Washington and Lee University Law School, and an LLM (post-law degree) from Georgetown University Law School. In addition, Reggie was presented with an Honorary Doctorate from Southeastern University for his contribution to the community.
- LLM: Georgetown University Law School
- JD: Washington and Lee University Law School
- BS: University of Virginia
- 2011 Top 100 Tech Titan by Washingtonian Magazine
- Washington Business Journal Recognizes Cvent as One of the "Best Places to Work" in Greater Washington
- 2010 Corporate Achievement Award from Asian Caucus
- Cvent Wins Coveted American Business Award for Management Team of the Year
Articles & Media
- How Reggie Aggarwal turned Cvent into a success
The Washington Post
- Boostrapping Builds Strength, Cvent Founder Says
The New York Times
- There and Back Again – How Cvent's Founder Stood By His Company, For Better or Bankruptcy
- Dot-Com Survivor Cvent Nabs $136M in Biggest Software Deal Since 2007
The Wall Street Journal