Maika Janat-Vennemann

Sport Oregon, Chief Operating Officer

Maika Janat-Vennemann is the COO at Sport Oregon. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Janat-Vennemann has two decades of event and marketing-management experience with expertise in a wide variety of professional disciplines, including executive and project leadership, premium live event production, brand marketing and business development.

In just over three years with Sport Oregon, Janat-Vennemann has served as a transformational management leader for the dynamic new team at the non-profit, helping steward the organization’s new vision and mission development that has reshaped its organizational strategy and implementation.

Janat-Vennemann began her professional events career in 2004 when she joined satis&fy – a leading international provider of live communication and experiential marketing. She steadily advanced and grew with satis&fy over a period of 13 years, overseeing office openings in Brazil, New York and Portland to accommodate the company’s growing global appeal. In Portland, she was the U.S. branch president and managing director from 2012-17.

Janat-Vennemann was recognized as a Portland Business Journal 40 Under 40 honoree in 2016. Janat-Vennemann currently serves as a founding member of the board of directors for WISE Portland, a leading voice and resource for women in the business of sports.