A New Team Captain: John D'Orsay is named CEO of EventConnect

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A New Team Captain: John D'Orsay is named CEO of EventConnect

We are very proud to announce that John D'Orsay (formerly CTO/CRO) has been named the new CEO of EventConnect.

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 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. 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 D'Orsay

Don Roussy, the Chairman of the Board of EventConnect, said this of John and his new role of CEO:

"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. 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."

John has a rich background and experience in growing technology businesses and sculpting environments where creativity, work-ethic, and innovation are keys values. 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.