Kevin Fliess

Cvent Hospitality Cloud

Kevin Fliess has spent the past two decades in leadership positions across B2B and B2C technology companies. He’s led marketing, product management, and general management functions across a spectrum of ventures – from early stage start-ups, to growth companies, as well as established worldclass brands. Kevin is currently VP of worldwide marketing at Cvent, where he leads product marketing, demand generation, marketing operations, and customer marketing for the $70M Hospitality Cloud division.

Before joining Cvent, Kevin led worldwide product strategy for Hewlett Packard’s $1B direct-tocustomer / ecommerce channel – HP.com. Kevin also has extensive experience in the travel industry. He was co-founder and CEO of TravelMuse, a social trip planning solution, which was acquired by Travora Media. He was also employee #1 at Room77.com, a leading meta-search site, where he led marketing, business development, and product management as GM. Under Kevin’s leadership, Room 77 raised over $30M in venture capital, won the 2011 Launch Conference award (garnering the top prize among new companies), established partnerships with all of the major online travel agencies and grew gross bookings to $50M. Room 77 recently licensed its proprietary search and booking technology to Google. Before diving into the travel industry, Kevin was director of Product Management and later VP of Product Marketing for all Emerging Solutions at SAP (mobile, enterprise search and xApps). Kevin joined SAP by selling his first business, Venndia, a provider of collaborative workforce management software (similar to an early version of LinkedIn) to SAP.

Kevin is co-inventor on 8 patents, all in internet and software technology. He also serves as an advisor to two early stage internet ventures and sits on the Cornell Hospitality School Research Advisory Board.

Kevin holds a BA in Political Science and German from Washington and Lee University.

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