• President and CEO, Meeting Escrow Inc. 

In 2013, a global, industry-leading professional congress organizer filed for bankruptcy. More than 13 million euros of client deposit money was lost. That same year, another globally-respected DMC collapsed. In addition to employees and suppliers not being paid, clients who had placed deposits with the company lost substantial amounts. Grant recognized that these financial disasters could be prevented. In 2015, he launched Meeting Escrow Inc., the first company of its kind in the industry. Meeting Escrow provides financial and risk management services for the meetings industry worldwide, with a focus on protecting client deposits through a customized escrow solution. It’s a service that’s new, needed, long overdue, and definitively moves the industry forward.