MEET OUR WEGers

Our team is our biggest differentiator and our most important asset.  We are located around the globe and celebrate our diversity in skills, passions, and cultures.  Often recognized as the team of foodies (we can recommend a eatery in any city), we love to travel and experience new things, thrive on challenges and adversity, and above all, connect with empathy, care, and authentic purpose.  Meet our team, inclusive of our ever so important WEGpets.

Melissa Wilson

Holly Stacpoole

Bia Shimizu

Bia Shimizu

Data Analyst

Sofia Shimizu

Sofia Shimizu

Project Coordinator

Rosa Becerra

Rosa Becerra

Project Manager - Finance

Nicola Hayhoe

Nicola Hayhoe

Project Manager - Finance Finance Lead Hampshire, United Kingdom Nicola loves time with family, sunshine, baking (and eating!), a good Gin&Tonic, being a dance mum, learning Latin & Ballroom, keeping active and let’s not forget she has a spreadsheet for everything! Hates: Marmite, Brussels sprouts, beer, doing nothing

Erica Lee

Erica Lee

Developer

Austen Chen

Austen Chen

Developer Bay Area, California Aspiring racing car driver. Avid traveler to Japan. Petrent (pet parent) of Kayla.

Stephanie Lauziere

Stephanie Lauziere

Developer Charleston, South Carolina Loves to travel, never turns down good food and drinks, and always up for a new adventure. Will always ask to see photos of your pets and will eventually get a cat.

Jamie Lamport

Jamie Lamport

Developer Basingstoke, England Loves to find ways to make people's lives easier using technology, in between this loves spending time with family and is obsessed with running and trying to push himself to the limit.

Hooman Behnia

Hooman Behnia

Developer

Tiago Carnizello

Tiago Carnizello

Developer

Charles Tang

Charles Tang

Developer

Wayne Lou

Wayne Lou

Developer

Stephanie Lauziere

Jamie Lamport

Hooman Behnia

Wayne Lou

Tiago Carnizello

Charles Tang

Nate Liu

Nate Liu

Sr. IT Manager

Jon Sanders

Jon Sanders

IT Manager United Kingdom Technology and travel have always been two of my most passionate drivers. This industry gives me the opportunity to experience both while meeting interesting people along the way.

Becky Grcich

Becky Grcich

Senior, Human Resources Manager Burns Harbor, Indiana Avid Runner and Triathlete, Loves to spend time with family and friends, Enjoys going to see live music, will find any excuse for a beach vacation, and is addicted to chocolate.

Kim Brady

Kim Brady

Corporate Finance Manager Roseville, California Kim loves hanging out with her family (especially her grandbabies!!), Nina (19 year old chihuahua), and Ballerina (1.5 year old cat). She finds nothing better than a glass of wine while watching a hoard of horror movies.

Chrissy Brunkau

Chrissy Brunkau

Sr. Project Manager Timmendorfer Strand, Germany Chrissy originally worked for a favorite client and joined WEG in 2016. She is one of the content specialists who supports our EMEA events. She loves traveling to warm sandy locales with her husband and spending time with her American Quarter-horse.

Fred Takiya

Fred Takiya

DBA/Data Developer

Bill Chen

Bill Chen

Developer

Kayla

Kayla

Kayla Loves People. Hate vegetables Favorite pastime: chasing birds and catching naps

Islay

Islay

Islay Job responsibilities : snoozing, snacking and snuggling.

Bella

Bella

Meet our little lap friend Bella, the Havanese. Just like Lily, she is a frequent participant in calls and she loves to curl up in her mom's lap while she works. She is also wearing her Christmas sweater since she is not a fan of the cold.

Addendum

Addendum

An active observer during most calls, he likes to watch perched on the top of Michelle's chair.

JJ The Boss Hoss

JJ The Boss Hoss

We are delighted to introduce you to JJ The Boss Hoss! He got his name from his breeder who is a big fan of a German Country Western band called the Boss Hoss.

Nate Liu

Kim Brady

Jon Sanders

Becky Grcich

Fred Takiya

Chrissy Brunkau

Bill Chen

Kayla

Bella

Islay

Karis Takiya

Karis Takiya

President and Principal Architect Roseville, CA Karis Takiya is the founder of WebEvents Global and has over 30 years experience working in the event solutions industry. Under Karis’ leadership, the company has grown consistently, delivering a broad scope of events globally. Karis is keenly interested in working directly with clients to provide the most value from their event data to further their business priorities.

Tracy Barrett-Franken

Tracy Barrett-Franken

EVP - Operations

Simon Gillmore

Simon Gillmore

EVP. General Manager San Francisco, CA Simon has 30 years of experience working with technology products, integration and the role of technology as a business enabler. Over the past 20yrs, Simon has managed hundreds of event engagements with a keen focus on the role of technology delivering event, marketing and business outcomes.

Michelle Swyers

Michelle Swyers

Director of Services and Solution Management Dallas, Texas Michelle is a certified PMP who has worked in the event industry since 1992. She is the original WEG Project Manager and currently provides oversight and direction to WEG products, including Content, Speaker and the Sponsor management suite of solutions. Michelle loves spending time with family and friends, road tripping throughout the US and exploring new and interesting international cities.

Summar Baldridge

Summar Baldridge

Director, Project Management Roseville, CA As a lover of all things fast and fun, I have found that this industry fits the bill. We work hard but smart and I want nothing more that to cultivate a strong relationship with our clients. Outside of work, you can find me glamping in the dunes with my husband and 2 boys. Multi-tasking is the way of my world and you will find exercise, personal growth, working, and family time as a daily staple.

Katie Asadi

Katie Asadi

Director of Project Delivery Chicago, Illinois I’ve found the only thing that feels better to me than crushing a to-do list, sipping a green smoothie after a killer workout, or having an Aperol spritz on a faraway beach is hearing my baby girl laugh.

Richard Newell

Richard Newell

Director of Project Development Bay Area, California Lifelong WEGger who enjoys writing and producing music. Avid football (soccer to you Americans) fan and coach. Blessed to have spent all of my kids' lives at home with them.

Julie Ramirez

Julie Ramirez

Director of Solution Development

Russel Liu

Russel Liu

VP Product Development

Bev Evans

Bev Evans

Director, UK Operations Maidenhead, UK A townie with a dream of country living. Love spending time outdoors with my husband and our two spaniels, baking (and eating) cakes and working with a great bunch of people!

Alessandro De Luca

Alessandro De Luca

VP Account Management Nice, France Passionate about data, about WEG and supporting meetings & events just as much as making pizza, tasting and rating italian wines, strumming acoustic guitars and attempting to be the man my family needs!

Karis Takiya

Simon Gillmore

Tracy Barrett-Franken

Michelle Swyers

Summar Baldridge

Chad Hymas

Chad Hymas

Director of Information Technology

Erick Went

Erick Went

Director of R&D / Innovation

Lauren Daniell

Lauren Daniell

Sr. Technical Project Manager

Vanessa Mobley

Vanessa Mobley

Sr. Project Manager

Donna Tu

Donna Tu

Senior Manager, CMS Product Delivery SF Bay Area, California Stays calm under pressure. Food, wine, and travel motivate me. Enjoys board game nights with friends and family.

Kristi Moody-Raley

Kristi Moody-Raley

Senior Project Manager Richmond, Texas At home with events but really in it for the data! Family is everything - three kids, two big dogs and a husband complete my circus. We love a good road trip - beaches in the Florida Panhandle, Colorado (summer and winter!) and hiking in the Texas Hill Country.

Stephanie Durrant

Stephanie Durrant

Sr. Project Manager United Kingdom Baker of cakes, drinker of gin, terrible karaoke singer.

Melissa Wilson

Melissa Wilson

Project Manager Richmond, Texas A mom to 3 boys who loves playing tennis, relaxing on an amazing beach in Mexico with a good book, lifting up people’s spirits with my positive attitude, drinking a good chai latte and spending time with my kids before they’re all grown up.

Alli Bayless

Alli Bayless

Project Manager - Sponsors

Alison Dolan

Alison Dolan

Project Manager

Holly Stacpoole

Holly Stacpoole

Project Manager

Katie Asadi

Richard Newell

Julie Ramirez

Russell Liu

Bev Evans

Alessandro De Luca

Chad Hymas

Erick Went

Lauren Daniell

Vanessa Mobley

Donna Tu

Kristi Moody-Raley

Stephanie Durrant

Alison Dolan

Alli Bayless

Bia Shimizu

Sofia Shimizu

Rosa Becerra

Nicola Hayhoe

Erica Lee

Austen Chen

Melissa Wilson

JJ The Boss Hoss

Addendum

Holly Stacpoole