Conceptualizing solutions to challenges is a core value for CEO and co-Founder of MeetingPlay, Joe Schwinger. From an early age, where others saw adversity, Schwinger crafted solution-based opportunities. This innovative approach to problem-solving, as well as the insider experience Schwinger has gained through his career in the hospitality and technology industries, have resulted in the premier event technology solutions that MeetingPlay provides.
As the CEO of MeetingPlay, Schwinger continues to architect solutions to the challenges faced by event and meeting professionals and the events they plan, and he is credited for the holistic approach to event technology that is MeetingPlay’s foundation. The event technology solutions MeetingPlay provides for meetings and events of all sizes is attributed to both Schwinger’s tech know-how and his ability to lead and develop a culture of innovative and talented employees committed to success.
A seasoned entrepreneur, before co-founding MeetingPlay in 2011 and beginning to serve as its CEO, Schwinger built and lead several successful business initiatives. Prior to his entrepreneurial experiences, he was key to developing global e-commerce solutions with individual properties for Marriott International. First, he built the ecommerce organization for the Eastern Region at Marriott, which involved dedicated plans for all full-service hotels in the region. Then he oversaw ecommerce for North America during a reorganization to help build the foundation of ecommerce at Marriott globally. Through his experiences at Marriott, Schwinger saw what the future of meetings could look like and started his own venture to make that vision a reality.
Joe was recently named to the 2018 list of 40 under 40 by Connect Corporate and the elite list of BizBash 500.
Schwinger studied internet and ecommerce strategy at George Washington University and the University of Maryland.