Sanju Bansal has founded two publicly-traded software companies. The first is MicroStrategy, a pioneer in data warehousing & business intelligence (BI), where he served as the company’s chief operating officer from 1993 to 2012. The second is Cvent (NYSE:CVT), a cloud-based event management software provider, where Sanju is lead director. He also serves as a director at The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ:ABCO), Clarabridge, EverQuote, and Verato. In 2013, Sanju received the Washington Business Journal’s Outstanding Directors award for his work with Cvent. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from MIT and a M.S. in computer science from The Johns Hopkins University.