David Casalod y Brakenhoff
During and after his International Business Study (1995-1999) at Inholland University, David Casalod worked on a freelance basis for Status Plus BV, an internationally HEC certified professional conference organizer (PCO) based in the greater Amsterdam area in the Netherlands, where he organized numerous national and international association conferences as well as various events on a governmental level.
In 1999, he became Affiliate Manager for Booking.com where he successfully implemented the company’s affiliate program, but in 2001 his predilection for event management made him return to Status Plus BV where he became part of the management team in 2004. Over time, the focus at Status Plus BV gradually shifted towards providing full association management services, which in 2006 led to being appointed Executive Director of ISSM, a US based Medical Non-Profit Association.
He took his current position as CEO of Status Plus in 2008 and further specialized in association management while expanding the company by opening a US branch. Nowadays, he serves as the Executive Director for Status Plus’ professional medical association clients and he is frequently consulted by many other non-profit organizations for his expert knowledge and vast experience in association management, including, but not limited to, strategic planning, governance, meeting management, compliance, financial management and fundraising. He holds membership in Meeting Planners International (MPI) as well as in the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). He lives with his wife and 2 children in Krommenie, the Netherlands.