EventConnect, the leading provider of event and sports tourism management software, has announced today the appointment of John D’Orsay as Chief Executive Officer. John first joined EventConnect in 2016 as the company’s Chief Technology Officer and was then promoted in 2018 to the role of Chief Revenue Officer.
As CTO, John played a pivotal role in building the initial platform prototype while growing the internal development team to over 25 employees in two years. As CRO, John was responsible for partner growth and staff engagement. As CEO, John will prioritize partner needs and focus on increasing market penetration as the travel sports tournaments resume. Currently, EventConnect works with more than 4000 events in over 800 North American cities and destinations.
“In these challenging times, our partners are reviewing their travel tournaments and re-evaluating how they used to work,” said John D’Orsay. “My long-term vision is to help our partners have more time for their sports and businesses by further evolving our no-cost, end-to-end event platform. To that end, we are continuing to invest in our technology to respond to the growing needs of our partners.”
“John has built his career by blending leadership, technology, data and financial accountability to develop great companies while inspiring staff to be the best versions of themselves, said Don Roussy, Chairman of the Board at EventConnect. “As EventConnect continues to gain market share, John’s marketing and B2B technology service platform background will be a significant asset in helping tournament organizers realize the benefits of bringing advanced technology and automation to their events. With John as the CEO, we aim to evolve how youth and amateur sports events are managed through technology.”
Before joining EventConnect, John co-founded Morphio, an AI-powered risk detection software, and Arcane, the original goals-first marketing agency. Under John’s leadership, Arcane was recognized as one of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Companies in 2018.
EventConnect is the only event management software in the sports tourism industry that connects thousands of partners on one platform. Working with more than 4,000 events, 15,000 hotels in over 800 cities across North America, we have built a platform that truly makes everyone’s experience better. EventConnect helps sports organizations reduce time spent on administrative tasks and increase time delivering memorable experiences to all participants. The end-to-end platform is customized for each partner’s needs and is seamless for organizers and participants to use, ensuring that it creates efficiency while increasing value.