One of Cvent's founding members, Bharet Malhotra's contributions over the years have helped build Cvent into the thriving global company it is today.
As Senior Vice President of Sales at Cvent, Bharet drives the strategic direction and development for the Cvent Supplier Network, a leading eRFP channel that connects event planners with more than 265,000 venues around the world. Under Bharet’s leadership, more than 43 million room nights worldwide and $18 billion of business were sourced across Cvent's online sourcing platforms in 2019 – helping to support more than 880,000 events around the globe.
Through Bharet’s leadership, Cvent established relationships with nearly all of the leading hotel chains around the world, including AccorHotels, Hilton, Hyatt, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Marriott, Ritz-Carlton and Starwood. Bharet and his team work closely with hotel executives to help enhance the properties’ exposure on the Cvent Supplier Network and capture more group business.
Outside of Bharet’s role at Cvent, he is a successful entrepreneur and is an investor with 11 different restaurants in the Washington D.C. area, including Founding Farmer’s, Matchbox and Ted’s Bulletin.
Prior to Cvent, Bharet served as a manager at WorldCom, where he executed mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, alliances and partnerships throughout Europe and Asia. Bharet launched his career as an investment banker at Salomon Smith Barney in New York City.
Bharet earned a bachelor's degree from Duke University, where he triple majored in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Economics. While at Duke, Bharet competed against world-ranked players on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour. Following graduation, Bharet served on the Duke University Alumni Board of Directors and was President of the Engineering Alumni Association.
He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Network of South Asian Professionals (NETSAP and the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation.
Bharet is currently an active member of The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and is an Advisory Board Member for Cornell University’s Center for Hospitality Research and Kimpton Hotels.