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Cvent CEO Reggie Aggarwal Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur
Of The Year® 2009 Award Winner in Greater Washington

Award Recognizes Entrepreneurial Excellence in IT Services Category

MCLEAN, VA, June 24, 2009 – Cvent, the leading provider of online event management software, event sourcing (eRFP) and web survey solutions, today announced that Reggie Aggarwal, Cvent Founder and CEO received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2009 Award in the Greater Washington area. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Reggie was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner on June 18th 2009. 

“Ten years ago, Cvent was just a local start-up. Now, Cvent is a global company with over 475 employees that provides online event management, venue sourcing tools and web survey solutions to 14,000 clients in over 20 countries,” said Reggie Aggarwal, Cvent CEO and founder. “It has been an extremely rewarding experience to work with the Cvent team to build this company into an industry leading technology provider and to streamline the processes for thousands of organizations with our products and innovations. I’m honored and humbled to be this year’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Greater Washington. But this honor was actually earned by the incredible team at Cvent. If it wasn’t for them, Cvent would still just be a start-up.” Reggie joins a prestigious group of past winners from the Greater Washington area, including Tim Donahue, CEO of Nextel Communications, Steve Case, CEO of AOL, and Richard Fairbanks, CEO of Capital One Financial.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards celebrate their 23rd anniversary this year. The program honors entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptionality in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. 

“We are proud to recognize the achievements of Reggie Aggarwal,” said Rene Salas, Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director for Greater Washington. “Winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year award build leading businesses and contribute significantly to the strength of our region’s economy. Their success helps our area grow stronger.”

As a Greater Washington award winner, Reggie is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 14, 2009. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America as national sponsors.

In Greater Washington local sponsors include HSBC Bank, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Reznick Group, Lockton Companies and the Washington Business Journal. 

About Cvent
Founded in 1999, Cvent has over 475 employees worldwide. Cvent offers web-based software with features including online event registration, event management, event website creation, meeting site selection, event sourcing and web surveys. Cvent helps over 14,000 planners manage 175,000 events, surveys and marketing campaigns per year. Cvent clients have sent over 500 million event invitations, have processed $1 billion in online payments and have managed over 10 million event registrations and responses using Cvent's software. For more information on Cvent's web-based software, please visit

About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards Program
Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® award celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.


Kate Slonaker
Marketing Manager

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