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Why partner with Glisser?

Why partner with Glisser?

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Why partner with Glisser?

Leadership Team

Our leadership team includes events and marketing experts with combined decades of experience.

Mike Piddock

Mike Piddock

CEO & Founder

Mike Piddock is the Founder and CEO of Glisser. Mike – a former CMO – created the company when he realised that live events and conferences were a really powerful marketing channel, but one that was data-poor. His view was that by creating interesting and valuable ways for audiences to interact at these meetings, it would both improve their experience, and provide a measurable set of analytics by which to measure the success of the event.

Jump forward to 2020, and this concept applies in exactly the same way to virtual and hybrid meetings and events: engaged audiences have a better experience, stay longer, and create more successful (trackable) results.

Sammy

Sammy Deveille

Chief Technology Officer

Sammy was the first person to join the Glisser team, just a month after the business was conceptualised. He designed and built our first web-based prototype, subsequent iterations of the platform and played the leading role in the development of Glisser Elements. Sammy sets the technical direction for a team of in-house engineers and other external resources, and is responsible for overall security and scalability across our platform.

Sammy has a Masters Degree in Computing Sciences from the Université de Valenciennes et du Hainault Cambresis in France, and has worked at start-ups in France, Belgium and the UK.

Meaghan Carey

Meaghan Carey

Chief Revenue Officer

Meaghan joined in 2016 as the founding member of our team State-side. She started as Managing Director, US and is now Chief Revenue Officer heading up the global sales team. Her ability to grow teams and sales enables her to build strategic partnerships with multi-national organizations, with a key focus on improving how they communicate when they come together, be it virtual, in-person, or in between.

Gunnar Larsén

Gunnar Larsén

Chief Product Officer

Gunnar is passionate about creating user experiences that are simple and valuable. At Glisser, he runs the product, engineering and operations team. Together, we deliver the Glisser product and platform. Our goal is to bring people together through our platform, and facilitate deeper engagements and interactions. We do that by enabling event customisation and extending event control to our partners and customers, all while we deliver operational excellence. In our world, Glisser just works, seamlessly and efficiently. And if we can put a smile on the faces of our customers, even better.

Steve

Steve LaPedis

Vice President of Marketing

Steve LaPedis is the Vice President of Marketing for Glisser. Steve brings 20+ years of marketing experience in Business to Business high tech with the unique ability to align marketing programs and strategies with sales revenue goals and corporate initiatives. Steve’s “never say no” personality, with the innate ability to solve complex multi-national and multi-departmental issues through leadership, creativity, motivation, experience and humor has helped companies such as Mercury Interactive, Wind River, Zyme and ClearMetal become acquired in over $5B worth of deals. Steve graduated with distinction from the University of California, Berkeley and holds a JD from Cornell Law School.

Rob Mears

Rob Mears

Head of Finance

Rob has 30 years of business and financial experience, bringing wide ranging commercial insight to complement strong financial control. Rob has a BSc Honours in Civil Engineering from City University and is a chartered accountant ACA.

Bill Portelli

Bill Portelli

Board Chairman

Bill is Glisser’s Board Chairman. As an advisor, board director and PE/venture leader, he has helped create billions of dollars of incremental enterprise value and tech-company revenues through the creation of breakout strategies and business models, and building award-winning products. Bill is a recipient of the Davos Technology Pioneer Award by the World Economic Forum.

David Hose

David Hose

Board Member

David Hose is a member of Glisser’s board of directors. David started working in technology over 40 years ago as a software developer and has seen how software transforms our world. The right team with the right technology at the right time create solutions that we quickly find indispensable..

Glisser’s expertise digitizing physical events and the rapid adoption of virtual / hybrid events due to COVID-19 creates a tremendous opportunity to transform events and conferences.