President, Connections at Emerald (NYSE:EEX)
Founder AZTQ Corporation & Elevadas Inc.
For years, I helped build and led the largest meetings & events business in the world. Today, I am passionate about creating value in an industry that I love, and where I believe there is significant untapped potential. Meetings, Events, Incentives and Exhibitions are investments that businesses make in their people and brand. By purposefully directing their investments, corporations can enable transformation and growth.
As President, Connections at Emerald (NYSE:EEX), I lead Emerald's events, tradeshows, and conferences business unit. Emerald is a leader in building dynamic market platforms that integrate live events and media into uniquely rich experiences, we’re in business to build your business. Each year, Emerald connects over 1.9 million customers across 142 events and 16 media properties. As true partners, we strive to apply creativity, innovation, and knowledge that meet our customers’ distinct requirements. Everything we do is grounded in data and insights, whether it’s designing the most innovative shows, keeping up-to-date with emerging trends, or knowing our markets intimately.
Prior to this role, I was Executive Vice President of Emerald, leading the company’s market diversification strategy through new shows, partnerships, and sub-expo launches. Most recently, I founded and led two start-ups in the exhibitions and meetings & events industries. Prior to that, I spent over 14 years at American Express Company and American Express Global Business Travel, ultimately serving as Senior Vice President and General Manager leading American Express Meetings & Events globally. Over the course of ten years, I successfully led the transformation of the business, tripling its size and reaching over 2400 employees in 25+ proprietary markets.