Meeting and event technology software provider, Aventri, has appointed Jim Sharpe as CEO, taking over from Oni Chukwu who has been at the helm for six years.
Chukwu in the meantime, has been elevated to executive chairman, and will remain on the board for Aventri.
Sharpe brings extensive executive experience in high-growth technology-enabled businesses. Prior to joining Aventri, Sharpe spent six years as general manager and managing director at Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), a platform for connecting top professionals for sharing expertise. He managed the firmâ€™s largest and most profitable business unit, Financial Services, greatly expanding the user base toward revenue north of $200 million.
Prior to GLG, Sharpe was CEO of Standard Purification, a private equity-backed manufacturing business where he led the growth, expansion and successful exit to a strategic buyer.