Our Advisory Board members.

NICK BARRAUD

Advisory Board Member

KEITH CARTER

Advisory Board Member

ECKHARD FRANK

Advisory Board Member

CIARAN QUINN

Advisory Board Member
Nick Barraud

Advisory Board Member

After managing the family tour operator and travel company, Nick opened Motivation, a conference & corporate event agency in 1991 to serve the Swiss and multinational corporate communications markets. Nick has also been actively involved in designing and marketing software solutions capable of handling complex delegate registration and management processes. He is a creative, out-of-the-box storyteller who believes that the events Motivation designs are there to drive home the corporate message whilst surprising, entertaining and, hopefully, educating the audience. His investment in humanitarian & development projects help him put corporate jungle life in perspective.

KEITH CARTER

Advisory Board Member

Keith is an experienced business leader with strong financial background and knowledge of (bio)pharmaceuticals, healthcare, IP development, finance and investment banking. An entrepreneurial self-starter with public and private, mature and start-up company experience, Keith is highly numerate and articulate, independent and computer-literate. A good communicator and negotiator, fluent in English and French. In addition to internal CEO roles of building and changing the business, experienced in external plc roles of dealing with investor relations and PR as well as professional advisors. Keith holds a MA in Economics from the University of Cambridge.

Eckhard Frank

Advisory Board Member

German-born Eckhard Frank was raised in France before returning to his homeland to obtain his engineering degree. His experience in multicultural environments as well as his varied business experience – from heavy-duty machinery to high-resolution mass spectrometers – laid the foundations for his hiring by the world’s largest watchmaking corporate The Swatch Group (TSG). Being an executive manager and/or board member of major TSG companies such as Longines, Swiss Timing, ETA, plus others, today, Eckhard dedicates his time to support various organizations linked to his past activities on a freelance basis and to his many further hobbies.

Ciaran Quinn

Advisory Board Member

Ciaran Quinn is an international media and technology executive with a strong background in sports. He has worked as a C-level executive, most recently as Chief Commercial Officer of deltatre; founded companies; helped buy and sell companies; been a board member of public and private firms, and an external advisor for technology companies. With extensive global experience in digital media and technology dating to 1995, he has worked on ground breaking digital projects that have changed and improved the ways people access media. Currently he operates his own boutique advisory company, VEO2, which advises C-Level executives on matters including commercial strategy and business growth. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley where he was student body co-President, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from R.P.I. A dual Irish and US citizen he has lived in Europe since 1992.

JOHANN

CEO

As founder and CEO of Wiz-Team, Johann has more than fifteen years of experience in event data management, working with sports federations, the medical congress industry, corporate companies and government agencies. The diversity of these industries has provided him with a wide-ranging background and an exceptional experience in various types and sizes of events. Johann delivered innovative event management solutions to every Olympic Games since 2004. His previous experience includes web and database development, as well as project management in the luxury industry, and teaching. 

From the Wiz-Team headquarters in the Olympic Capital, Lausanne (Switzerland), Johann manages a global network of developers, translating complex data management requirements into solutions built by event professionals, specifically for event professionals.

Johann holds an MBA in international management and speaks English and French. In his spare time, he enjoys scuba diving and is passionate about new technologies.