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

Our team

DAVID BECKER

CEO & CO-FOUNDER
David is a former senior media consultant and executive producer at the Swiss National Radio and Television. David is based in New York City and heads partnerships, marketing and the global team. Goal: Keep things simple and make them work.​

DANIEL DESSAUGES​

CEO & CO-FOUNDER​
Daniel is a former financial analyst with broad expertise in customer relationship management. Daniel works out of Hong Kong and London and heads operations and finance. Goal: Clean up the guest list mess around the world.

DÉCIO SOUSA

CTO
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.​

OLIVIA ROBINSON

GLOBAL HEAD OF CLIENT RELATIONS​
Olivia is based in London and heads the zkipster client relations team worldwide. 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.​

LOUISA HIRST

HEAD OF CLIENT RELATIONS - APAC​
Louisa is based in Sydney and heads client relations in Asia and Australia. She has previously been working directly for the global CEO of a leading auction house. Goal: Create extraordinary client experiences by empowering teams with the tools to manage their events seamlessly.

MICHALA KEPPLE

HEAD OF CLIENT RELATIONS - US
Michala is based in New York City and heads client relations in North America. She has previously overseen sales, marketing and operations for emerging tech and media companies. Goal: Power the world's best events with tools that make inviting, checking in, and seating guests seamless.​

MURILO AGUIAR

CLIENT RELATIONS
Murilo is based in London and manages the support channels for Europe. He is experienced working with luxury fashion brands and media companies. Goal: provide clients with the support needed to take their events to the next level of excellence.​

PETYA FILIPOVA

CLIENT RELATIONS
Petya is based in New York City and manages success and support channels for North America. She has previously worked with leading fashion brands in roles focused on CRM and marketing. Goal: to set up clients for success in planning and executing the world's best events.​

GLENAH GIMENO

CLIENT RELATIONS
Glenah is based in Los Angeles and works as a Client Relations Associate in North America. She has worked previously in media post production, customer service and the hospitality industry. Goal: Ensure clients have all the top event tools and provide exceptional support.​

CAROLIN GONSCHORREK

CLIENT RELATIONS
Carolin is based in London and manages success and support channels for Europe. She has previously worked for a variety of media companies with a focus on communications, marketing and PR. Goal: Provide event professionals with the best tools and client service.​

DARREN NG

CLIENT RELATIONS
Darren coordinates client relations in Asia-Pacific. He is responsible for helping clients quarterback their execution of excellent events. Goal: To empower organizations to utilize zkipster in their drive towards the digital transformation of events.​

PREETI WALTERS

CLIENT RELATIONS
Preeti is based in London and coordinates the Client accounts within the UK and Europe. Preeti has come from a sales and software background and has previously worked with numerous leading brands to help them better engage with their customers. Goal: to empower businesses to utilise leading edge tech and tools that delight their event attendees and guests.​

DAVID BEINHAUER

ENGINEERING
David Beinhauer is a former Microsoft enterprise developer with over 12 years experience in software engineering. At zkipster, he runs everything related to the backend of our software. Goal: Keep the best experience possible.​

CATARINA FOLQUE

ENGINEERING
Catarina is a software quality assurance engineer with previous experience in on-demand tech companies. Goal: To deliver a reliable and exciting tool to event professionals worldwide.​

JOÃO GOMES

ENGINEERING
João Gomes is a software engineer with broad expertise in developing web applications. Prior to zkipster, João worked in e-commerce and insurance. Goal: Provide event organizers with the best user experience possible.

MARCELO RODRIGUES

ENGINEERING
Marcelo is a software engineer developing iOS applications. He is the brain behind zkipster's 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 SILVA

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

JOÃO SOUSA

ENGINEERING
João Sousa is a former IT consultant with a broad experience in software development. He has worked on telecom and public administration projects before he joined zkipster’s engineering team. Goal: To always find the best solution to any problem.

ALANI BASS

MARKETING
Alani is a New York-based marketing strategist and coordinates paid advertising campaigns across Google and social media. Goal: To increase global awareness of zkipster’s unparalleled software and generate a strong user base.

ALEX CARTER​

MARKETING
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.

CATALINA GUTIERREZ

PRODUCT
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.

RAMY NAGY

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

OUR ADVISORY BOARD

LAURA BROWN​

INSTYLE
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

ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA VENTURES
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

HELLO BONJOUR
Julian Jaeger is founder and CEO at HelloBonjour. 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

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
Jeremy Jurgens Managing Director, Center for Global Industries and Strategic Intelligence 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 MAINES

LIGHTSPEED VENTURE PARTNERS
Meredith Kendall is Partner 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

THE WORLD'S BEST EVENTS
Roxanne Motamedi is a red carpet veteran who built the entertainment department for Getty Images, WireImage, Film Magic and Getty Video and ran a global network of entertainment photographers. She now is now building The World's Best Events, a global content platform.​

SIMON MULCAHY

SALESFORCE
Simon Mulcahy is Chief Innovation Officer at Salesforce. 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 OBREGON

OISHII CREATIVE
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.

HANS-JÜRG RUFENER

RUFENER EVENTS
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 / MCH Global organizes events for FIFA, the Dalai Lama, UBS, and IWC.​

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 15 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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