Our mission is global. So is our team of event, design, and tech influencers.

Our Team

David Becker
David Becker CEO
Co-Founder
Daniel Dessauges Head of Sales & Success
Co-Founder
zkipster Christoph Müller
Christoph Mueller Head of Operations & Strategic Projects
Décio Sousa Head of Engineering
Ramy Nagy Design & UX
Catalina Gutierrez Design & UX
Olivier Benz Data Science
Michal Sudwoj Data Science
zkipster David Beinhauer
David Beinhauer Engineering
Marcelo Rodrigues
Marcelo Rodrigues Engineering
Paulo Silva
Paulo Silva Engineering
Alex Carter Marketing
Artiom Bendelston Operations
Boris Barreck Sales & Success
zkipster Nazanin Moarref
Nazanin Moarref Sales & Success
Nathan Ng Sales & Success
Zackarey Price Sales & Success
Olivia Robinson Sales & Success

zkipster co-founder David is a senior media consultant and former broadcaster. David is based in New York City and heads partnerships, marketing and the global team. Goal: Keep things simple and make them work.

zkipster co-founder Daniel is a former financial analyst with broad expertise in customer relationship management. Daniel works out of New York City and heads global sales. Goal: Clean up the guest list mess around the world.

Christoph is a versatile manager with roots in financial accounting and international project management. The former tennis professional leads global operations, strategic projects and the London-based UK team. Goal: Check in for the game, set and match.

Décio has broad experience in both start-up and corporate environments in senior roles and leads our software engineering team in Europe. Goal: Deliver intelligent, fast and reliable solutions for event management.

Ramy leads the New York-based design team. He is focused on elevating design for all platform users by collaborating with marketing, product, and business teams. Goal: Help event organizers create amazing experiences for their guests.

Catalina is a New York-based designer. She focuses on visual and UI product design. Goal: Design with empathy for user needs and make their experience seamless, intuitive, and constantly better.

Oliver is a senior data scientist and statistician based in Zurich. He is the owner of b-data, an industrial engineering consultancy. Goal: Help our clients leverage data insights and create the future of guest list management.

Michal is a data scientist specialized in social network theory. He is based at ETH in Zurich one of the world’s leading technical universities. Goal: Identify data patterns and drive new products.

David Beinhauer is a former Microsoft enterprise developer with over 10 years experience in software engineering. At zkipster, he runs everything related to the backend of our software. Goal: Keep the best experience possible.

Marcelo is a software engineer developing iOS applications. He is the brain behind our flagship mobile app and he constantly aims for the best user experience possible. Goal: create a digital clipboard that makes users forget about paper.

Paulo is a former enterprise software engineer and Technical Manager working on projects in Telecom, Finance. Paulo uses all available building blocks to create great web experiences. Goal: Transform event organizers’ dreams into reality.

Alex works as a New York-based marketing strategist. He contributes to branding and editorial, generates data insights and works on anything that grows zkipster’s user base. Goal: Make sure event organizers have the best tools.

Artiom Bendelston is a London-based operations coordinator with prior expertise in banking, finance, research and sales development. Goal: Help people find a better way to manage important events.

Boris is a Hong Kong based software as a service expert with many years of experience in the professional meetings and event industry. Boris leads our team in Asia-Pacific. Goal: Help deliver an outstanding event experience.

Nazanin Moarref is our London-based sales development specialist. She manages sales opportunities for all key regions. Goal: Make sure no event professional has to deal with the hassle of old school tools.

Nathan is our Hong Kong-based event coordinator who helps our local clients deliver the perfect event experience.  Goal: Make planning the best events as effortless and delightful as possible.

Born and raised in Seattle Zack recently moved to New York City, where he joined zkipster’s US team as Global Success Manager. Focused on “everything-customer” he is hoping to make their lives easier. Goal: Give zkipster users the most frictionless user experience possible!

Olivia is a London based Account Manager working with clients in the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East. Olivia is a former event planner and ran large-scale operations in Fine Art, Fashion and Sports Goal: Help save precious time on admin for busy event planners everywhere.

Our advisory board

Laura Brown
Laura Brown InStyle
Sanford Climan
Sandy Climan Entertainment Media Ventures
Julian Jaeger Palm Ventures
Jeremy Juergens
Jeremy Jurgens World Economic Forum
Meredith Kendall
Meredith Kendall Lightspeed Venture Partners
Roxanne Motamedi
Roxanne Motamedi Entertainment Expert
Simon Mulcahy Salesforce
Ismael Obregon Oiishi Creative
Missy Owens
Missy Owens The Coca-Cola Company
Hans-Jürg Rufener Rufener Events
Denielle Sachs
Denielle Sachs Tembo Group

Laura Brown is one of the world’s leading fashion and lifestyle journalists. In 2016, the Australian-born multi-media pro was named editor in chief of InStyle.

Sandy Climan is active in media investment and strategic advisory work, with focus on innovative technologies. The former talent agent used to represent Robert De Niro, Robert Redford, Kevin Costner, and Danny DeVito. Sandy was also President of Lion’s Gate Studios.

Julian Jaeger is managing director at Palm Ventures based in Greenwich, CT. Prior to that, Julian led partnerships at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and worked in similar roles at the World Economic Forum in Geneva and New York.

Jeremy Jurgens is the chief information and interaction officer at the World Economic Forum. At the Forum, he has held a number of roles, including running the Forum’s annual meetings in Davos, Switzerland, and China, and as head of membership.

Meredith Kendall is VP of Marketing at Lightspeed Venture Partners in San Francisco. Meredith started her career at Google, was Head of Communications at Hulu, and talent manager on American Idol.

Roxanne Motamedi is a red carpet veteran. In her former role, she built the entertainment department for Getty Images, WireImage, Film Magic and Getty Video and ran the company’s global network of entertainment photographers.

Simon Mulcahy is Chief Marketing Officer at Salesforce (ad interim). Before that, Simon was their general manager for the financial services industry and spent several years at the World Economic Forum. In his first career, he served up to the the rank of captain in the British Army.

Ismael (Ish) Obregon is the founder and CEO of Oishii Creative, a full-service agency building and evolving brands for leading entertainment and consumer companies. Ish uses strategic insights with compelling creative and the latest technology to forge unique visual solutions.

Missy Owens’ focus at The Coca-Cola is on partnerships with the United Nations. Missy served as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce, worked with the Obama Administration and was a Legislative Aide to New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.

Hans-Jürg Rufener is the founder of Switzerland’s prestigious event agency, Rufener events, with offices in Zurich, Buenos Aires, Hamburg, Barcelona and London. Rufener Events organizes events for FIFA, the Dalai Lama, UBS, and IWC.

Denielle Sachs is Managing Director of the Tembo Group, a boutique consultancy focused exclusively on social impact endeavors. The former Director of Social Impact at McKinsey & Company brings two decades of experiences building organizations, coalitions and movements.

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We're revolutionizing the guest experience.

We think that everyone who goes to an event deserves the perfect experience. That’s why we created zkipster as a global platform to make event planning intuitive, guest check in fast, and event analysis insightful.

We believe that your data and the privacy of your guests should be secure and confidential – no exceptions.

Since we started in 2009, we’ve checked in over 12 million guests at the best events around the globe in over 100 countries. Come join us in bringing the perfect guest experience to every event.

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