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Chuck Goorah

Chuck Ghoorah

Co-founder, President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing

Chuck Ghoorah is the co-founder and President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Cvent. Chuck has been instrumental in Cvent’s growth from a two-person startup to a nearly 4,000-person company. To date, Cvent has helped its tens of thousands of customers around the world manage millions 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 $18 billion and more than 43 million room nights were sourced through the Cvent Supplier Network, and the company's other sourcing platforms, in 2019 alone.

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 the business impact of strategic meetings management and event marketing; 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.