Marco is Founder and CEO of Vesuvio Ventures – providing early stage entrepreneurs access to coaching, partnerships, advisory and capital and the Author of Reinventing LIVE. In this episode, I’m thrilled to tap into Marco’s 30+ years of experience and see his take on the bright future of the events industry given all that has happened in the past 18 months. It’s a hot time for mergers and acquisitions. Large companies like Google and Amazon are getting involved in events. Human behavior is changing. What does all of this mean and what do planners need to know? We’ll learn it all in this jam-packed episode!
Marco is a successful entrepreneur and investor with over 25 years of intensive experience in media, technology, and the live events industry. He is the Founder and CEO of Vesuvio Ventures, where he works with startups, Venture and Private Equity investors, and corporate innovators serving as a coach, advisor, interim executive, board member, or angel investor (or a combination thereof).
After several years in a successful career as a corporate executive at Apple, Marco pursued his entrepreneurial ambitions and became:
- Co-founder and Board Member of Mind Opener, a leading publishing group in Latin America that was later sold to British Pearson Media Group, and
- Co-founder and Board Member of e-mind, an internet and media communications company that was sold to Liberty Media.
- President, CEO and co-founder of Mind Trainer (later Reed Exhibitions), a firm specializing in the organization of major regional trade-shows and events that was sold to Reed Elsevier after a successful long-term joint venture.
Marco is a Harvard Business School OPM Graduate, and member of YPO, the Young Presidents Organization and a frequent speaker at industry conferences. He is also a co-author of the best-selling books The Face of Digital focused on how digital technologies are changing the live events business industry and Reinventing Live about the “Always-On” future of live events.