meet the team

Meet the team behind the award-winning technology and customer support.

At Evessio, our core values centre around people, technology and service. We are constantly developing leading event management software and virtual venues for awards, conferences and exhibitions.

Trusted by some of the biggest brands in the publishing industry, Evessio has established a global reputation as the all-in-one event management solution for live and digital events.

Gary Clement

Gary Clement is the CEO and Co-founder of Evessio with years of experience in the events and technology industry. Having run successful businesses for many years specialising in web design, Gary decided to combine his skills in creative web design with event management software to provide events with a complete all-in-one solution.

Paul Schnell

Winner of 'Best Chief Technology Officer' Event Technology Awards 2023

Paul is the CTO and Co-founder of Evessio with an extensive background in technology. Paul has led technology and engineering departments for major multinational cloud computing and virtualization technology companies. Paul leads the team of developers who delivered the award-winning software behind Evessios platform.

Thomas Howie

As Chief Operating Officer, Thomas is responsible for ensuring that Evessio’s customers and partners are successfully utilising and adopting Evessio’s solutions across all Evessio’s regions worldwide. He has more than 12 years of experience in the IT industry and has a proven track record of growing businesses and executing go-to-market strategies.

Gayle Mackail
Operations Director

Winner of 'Best Account Manager' Event Technology Awards - The People 2022

Gayle looks after Evessio’s customer portfolio as well overseeing company processes, stakeholder communications and the onboarding of new team members. Gayle has a varied skillset, having held a variety of customer relationship, account management, project management, sales, marketing and event management roles throughout her career.

Cecilia Lavin
Global Strategic Growth Director

With over 15 years in the global events industry, Cecilia Lavin, our Global Strategic Growth Director, has navigated venues, catering, and events production, even running her own consultancy. Over the last 4 years, she's been a pivotal figure in events technology, guiding clients globally to craft exceptional experiences with cutting-edge technology. As a committed ILEA member, Cecilia's influence extends from local to international levels, crowned by her 2021 role as Regional VP for EMEA.

Gabriela Caribé
Senior Sales Manager

In her distinguished 9-year career within the global events industry, Gabriela Caribé, our Senior Sales Manager, brings invaluable expertise to Evessio. Gabriela has showcased her talents across the United States and Latin America, shaping marketing strategies for conferences, spearheading sponsorships, and founding a successful startup in Brazil focused on event technology. With a background in International Business and marketing, Gabriela is a dedicated business aficionado, committed to propelling companies like ours to new heights by driving sales and revenue opportunities.

Evessio believes in great technology, great people and great service.

Meet your award-winning customer success team

Evessio’s team and people focused company culture has resulted in high-performing employees receiving awards for customer service and account management excellence.

The customer success  team have developed a solid onboarding, training and customer support process to ensure all of your event needs are met. Evessio's award-winning customer service ensures you and your team are provided with a seamless customer journey.

Francesca Comaschi
Project Manager

Francesca is an experienced Project Manager, responsible for the delivery of setting up Evessio's client websites and events. Before Evessio Francesca was responsible for managing the end-to-end delivery of bespoke advertising solutions for EMEA clients' unique site experiences, rich media and social media.

Alistair Steger-Lewis
Head of Customer Support

Alistair is responsible for the delivery of excellent customer service processes throughout Evessio, ensuring everybody is meeting standards and maintaining customer satisfaction Alistair is an experienced customer service professional with a background in web development and technical support. Alistair spent many years working in the news, media and publishing sectors, before joining the Evessio team in 2017.

Federico Simoncelli
Digital Design and UX Manager

Federico builds Evessio's client websites and assists customers with technical support. Federico is an experienced Web Designer and UX Manager, collaborating closely with product management and engineering to deliver the best user experience.

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