New to Wiz-Team - Meet Brandon and Stepan!
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New to Wiz-Team - Meet Brandon and Stepan!

New to Wiz-Team – meet Stepan and Brandon

As we prepare for a number of exciting sporting events and on-site operations in the coming months, our team keeps growing across our different branches. Recently, both our offices in Brussels and in Torino welcomed two new team members.

Stepan Sargsyan is the latest addition to our Brussels office in Belgium and, as Event-Works Delivery Manager, he will support our clients across government, non-government (NGO) and sport sectors from pre-event planning to project delivery. He will be an integral part of our support services and strategy development, providing top-notch, timely, ongoing guidance and support throughout project and event life cycles.

Stepan brings with him a range of project and event management experience in the NGO and institutional sectors, including with the European Commission. He has helped to organise more than 30 international events and projects in the fields of sport, outdoor activities, youth empowerment, and European integration (to list but a few). A native from Armenia, he speaks no less than four languages (English, French, Russian and Armenian).

Stepan shared: “I am excited to join Wiz-Team and help revolutionise the event management industry. It’s great to be part of a fast-growing company where I can make a difference with my work and commitment and grow professionally along the way. The news of Wiz-Team’s new office in Italy increased my excitement as this means that the company is growing and becoming even more international and multicultural.”

That’s true indeed! Wiz-Team’s new branch in Torino, Italy, opened in the Spring and the team there is also expanding having recently welcomed a new colleague – Brandon McCarty. In his new role as a Product Manager, Brandon will support the team with managing and overseeing the technical implementation, development, and ongoing evolution of our versatile all-in-one event management platform Event-Works with its multiple applications, features, and functionalities.

“I decided to join Wiz-Team for the opportunity to be part of a super experienced, multi-cultural, multi-lingual, and growing team”, said Brandon. “Wiz-Teamers bring a huge range of different experiences (from both inside and outside of the sport world) and perspectives to the table, so I can’t think of a better group of people I’d rather surround myself with. This is also my first time being part of such a new team, so I’m excited at how this gives us the freedom to really think outside of the box and communicate very openly. Being such a new team also means that we’re building the cultural foundations of our Italia office every day, right now.”

Brandon was previously at the US Olympic & Paralympic Committee where he first supported Team USA by coordinating Games Registration and Sport Entries in an operations role before transitioning into a systems analyst role to support the team’s back-end systems. During this time, Brandon became embedded in the world of NOC/NPC Games operations with a focus on database design and management. As a result, he is extremely motivated by optimising systems that event managers rely on to coordinate delegate registration, accreditations, qualifications, accommodations, air travel operations, and much more.

With our new colleagues Stepan and Brandon, we are now a team of 45 passionate event management experts, boasting over 15 different nationalities and having served in over 100 different event management roles across an array of functions.

Wiz-Team’s journey continues – stay tuned for more exciting announcements to come soon!

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As the founder and CEO of Wiz-Team, Johann has been a part of this adventure long before the start of the organisation 10 years ago. This dynamic and fast-growing company was born out of gap in the market Johann and his colleagues experienced as event managers in the early 2000s.  With little tools available to effectively manage the demands and challenges of data management for complex events, they decided to build their own solution. 

Shortly thereafter Johann created Event-Works and later Wiz-Team with the vision to deliver world class digital solutions built by event professionals for event professionals. From Wiz-Team headquarters in his hometown Lausanne, he oversees a global network of developers and experts, who support the organisations mission to empower event professionals through smart, intuitive, and innovative digital solutions. 

Johann’s expertise in event data management is outstanding.  He has delivered innovative event management solutions to every Olympic Games edition since 2004 alongside a range of other international events. Having worked across many sectors, including sports federations, the medical congress industry, corporate companies, and government agencies, he has acquired a wide-ranging background and an exceptional experience in various types and sizes of events. Before he set up Wiz-Team, Johann specialised in web and database development, as well as project management in the luxury industry, and teaching.

Johann holds an MBA in international management and speaks English, French and some German. In his spare time, he enjoys scuba diving, discovering the world on a motorbike, gaming and exploring new technologies.