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EventPipe™ Appoints Mike Mason as President to Accelerate Growth

EventPipe Team |

Industry Veteran Brings Deep Meetings and Hospitality Expertise to Leading Event Housing Management Company

PORTSMOUTH N.H. (February 14, 2024)EventPipe™, an innovator in event housing management software, announced the appointment of Mike Mason as president today. Mason brings a depth of experience to the company, having fast-tracked growth at leading hospitality and event technology companies for the past three decades.

“Mike is an inspiring leader with a passion for youth sports and a stellar track record in the hospitality and event space,” said Tim Brown, CEO of EventPipe. “I look forward to working with him as we accelerate growth. Mike’s game-changing strategies have driven gains across the board in product development, revenue, and business growth.”

Rapid Growth

The EventPipe platform premiered at Connect Marketplace 2021. Backed by a seed round of funding led by Velocior Ventures, it quickly gained traction.

Today, EventPipe simplifies housing throughout the event lifecycle, from room block management and RFP tools to fan housing, analytics, and reporting. The full-featured platform also provides many ways for event planners to create new revenue streams. They can build an event in less than 10 minutes with all the essential tools on one easy dashboard.

EventPipe serves event planners, housing companies, sports and corporate event organizers, associations, and convention and visitor bureaus. Customers include Team Travel Source, Stack Sports, ESPN Events, CNBC Events, and the ESports Trade Association.

As of February 2024, the software has facilitated over $784 million in gross hotel bookings while powering 3.8 million room nights and 1.4 million reservations. 

“I’m excited to join EventPipe,” Mason said. “This team combines deep technical expertise and decades of event experience. The result is a platform that upends the old-school complexities of event housing management and presents a clean, new, efficient solution. 

“Customers reap the benefit of a flexible platform that lets them move faster, generate more revenue, and deliver experiences that families and attendees love,” Mason continued. “EventPipe will be bringing exciting innovations to market this year and beyond." 

With Mason on board, the company is dedicated to pioneering solutions that address tomorrow's challenges today.

Longtime Industry Leader

Before EventPipe, Mason was general manager at sports-event management software company Group Productivity Solution. He joined GPS after serving as vice president of Hospitality Solutions at Aventri (now Stova), a premier global event technology provider.

Mason became part of the Aventri team through the acquisition of Zentila, a breakthrough technology company he founded and led as CEO. The solution helps planners manage group housing and track meeting spend. It is a three-time Travel Weekly Magellan Award winner.

Earlier in his career, Mason served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Gaylord Hotels. He draws on his hospitality roots to develop event housing management solutions that make life easier for group travel planners, hotels, and attendees.

Successful Meetings magazine has recognized Mason on its list of the “Top 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry.” He is a popular speaker at hospitality and sports travel conferences. Mason also has served in leadership positions with the American Society of Association Executives, the Center for Association Leadership, and Meeting Professionals International.


About EventPipe

EventPipe is a cloud software company that provides a modern approach to event housing management for event producers, housing companies, meeting planners, and convention and visitor bureaus. EventPipe is a comprehensive solution that covers the entire event housing lifecycle. Users can complete everything from creating RFPs to managing hotel contracts, building customized booking sites, managing inventory, and reconciling their events.

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