Chuck Ghoorah is the co-founder and President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Cvent. Ghoorah has been instrumental in Cvent’s growth from a two-person startup to a 4,000+ person company. To date, Cvent has helped more than 27,000 customers manage hundreds of thousands of events.
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. More than $16 billion and more than 42 million room nights were sourced through the Cvent Supplier Network in 2018.
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 20 years of experience in the meetings industry, Chuck has spoken at over 100 conferences and trade shows; 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.