CDS Welcomes Industry Veteran Ian Twentey as VP Business Development

June 22, 2021

Ian Twentey


Convention Data Services (CDS), a Freeman company, the global leader in registration and digital event solutions, is excited to announce strategic changes to its sales organization. To support CDS’s continued growth, Ian Twentey, will assume the position of VP, Business Development.  In his new role, he will be responsible for new client acquisition with a strong focus on expanding the adoption of CDS’s suite of registration solutions.

“Ian is an outstanding addition to the CDS team, as he brings a deep blend of event technology knowledge and industry relationships with a true passion for fostering connections.  I am excited to leverage his decades of experience to accelerate our growth in market share,” said David Lawton, Chief Sales Officer, CDS.

Ian’s industry background, spanning close to thirty years, will be instrumental to developing key relationships to support strategic growth.  Prior to joining CDS, Ian most recently was VP of Sales at CompuSystems, where he led  new client acquisition efforts.  Ian spent years prior at event technology companies such as Experient, Turnout Now, and Core-apps, where he was responsible for all sales initiatives and account growth.

“I am thrilled to be part of a company with such a rich history of great customer service, seasoned leadership, and an ownership that understands the industry,” said Ian Twentey.  “I have collaborated with CDS in the past and have always been impressed by their people and culture and I couldn’t be more excited to join this team,” he added.

Ian will be based out of the Washington, DC area.

Convention Data Services

Convention Data Services (CDS) is the trusted event registration, business intelligence and lead capture partner servicing top show organizers worldwide. Headquartered in Bourne, MA, CDS has built multi-faceted solutions to increase attendance, engagement, and exhibitor ROI along with providing actionable analytics for the events industry since 1986.