Aventri appoints new CEO

Meeting and event technology software provider Aventri has appointed Jim Sharpe as CEO.

Oni Chukwu has been elevated to executive chairman for Aventri after leading the company as CEO for the past six years.

“It’s been one of the great honors of my career to have had the opportunity to lead this company and this wonderful team at such a pivotal time,” said Chukwu.  “I am proud of what we’ve accomplished and humbled by the dedication and passion that Aventrians bring to it every day.”

Rich Lawson, chairman of the board of directors, said under Oni’s leadership Aventri has grown into a formidable organisation.

“We’re delighted to have him remain on the board to continue helping to chart the future of the company,” he said.

“We’re also very excited to welcome Jim Sharpe to lead Aventri’s best-in-class executive team and continue to grow Aventri’s footprint in the global meeting and event technology space.”

Prior to joining Aventri, Sharpe spent six years as GM and managing director at Gerson Lehrman Group, a platform for connecting top professionals to share expertise.

“I am thrilled to be joining Aventri at such an exciting time in the company’s history,” said Sharpe. “We are now well positioned to take advantage of our market leadership to significantly scale the business. I look forward to working with the Aventri team, and especially our customers, to continue to innovate and deliver the best solution and experience in the industry.”