Wiz-Team is composed of passionate specialists in  data management.  event management.  IT solutions.  event delivery.  sports management.

JOHANN

CEO

TIM

COO

MAX

Wiz-Team Ukraine Director​

AUDREY

Head of Belgium Operations

DANIELLE

Head of strategy & business optimization

GWENDOLINE

Delivery Manager

YANNICK

Delivery Manager

VALENTINA

Delivery Manager

LÉA

EVENT COORDINATOR AND OFFICE ADMIN

PAULINE

Delivery Manager

LIA

Delivery Manager
JOHANN

CEO

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.

TIM

COO

Tim is the COO at Wiz-Team and has been instrumental in driving the business development since he joined the company in 2017. Key achievements include having helped the company grow steadily since joining with the opening of a new office in Belgium and Kyiv. Having worked previously with the Association of Summer Olympic Sports Federations (ASOIF), he is a familiar face in the Olympic Movement. In addition, Tim has a solid experience in event management, thanks to his work at the FIFA World Cup 2006 in event IT as well as his role of Head of Operations at SportAccord Convention between 2007 and 2010.

Of Belgian origin, Tim speaks fluently English, French and Dutch and cannot really tell if he prefers chocolate from his native country or his new homeland Switzerland.

With an academic background in Business Administration and Economics, Tim also holds a master’s degree in sports management. In his free time, he likes to play tennis, do some skiing and read comic books.  

MAX

Wiz-Team Ukraine Director

It was during his studies at the National Technical University of Ukraine that Wiz-Team’s CTO Max first got “bit” by the web-development “bug”. His first project was to develop the website for his university which went live in 1998. Ever since, Max has made his hobby his profession and has been tirelessly programming and developing web projects, CRM-Systems, client infrastructures and mobile applications.

After working with Johann since 2008, he joined Wiz-Team in 2018 bringing his passion for creating new digital solutions to the organisation. His strength lies in mapping a client’s needs onto a digital solution and system infrastructure. His skills in understanding needs and transforming them into digital solutions helps to accelerate the development process, building tailor-made and revolutionary solutions while optimising internal resources.

According to Max there is no such thing as “impossible.” Together with his team of developers, Max is always eager for the next complex business challenge.  When Max is not in front of his screen, you can find him travelling or on a boat sport fishing. An energetic nature, Max is always in action and cannot stand doing nothing! 

He was born and raised in Ukraine and speaks English, Ukrainian and Russian.

AUDREY

Head of Belgium Operations

As a former event wizard, Audrey joined Wiz-team as the new Head of Belgium Operations in September 2021, supporting the company in developing its branch in Belgium. She is responsible for managing the overall operations to ensure process efficiency, quality and flexibility to our clients in a timely manner.

With an academic background in Event Management and Economics, Audrey studied and worked in France, the UK, Spain and Belgium. For 10 years she managed various kind of events in several countries, mainly for medical associations and the European institutions. Of Belgian nationality, she speaks French, English and Spanish.

Audrey is solution-driven, well organised…and pretty greedy. Her philosophy: everything can be solved with some good chocolate eclairs! In her free time, Audrey likes cooking, sewing, dancing, playing piano and discovering the world.

Danielle

Head of strategy & business optimization

As a former Senior Strategy and Business Consultant at the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), Danielle joined Wiz-Team as new Head of Strategy & Business Optimisation at the end of 2020. In this role, she is supporting the company in developing new products and services and is also instrumental in the field of product delivery.

With an academic background in sport management, biomedical engineering and biopsychology, Danielle served for almost six years in different event management, strategic planning, and operational roles at the USOPC. Most frequently running lead on the full vertical of delegation management, Danielle has planned and delivered on over 10 major/multi-sport and international events from the athlete, the National Olympic Committee, and the Local Organising Committee perspective. Her greatest tactical expertise lies in strategic planning, project management, process improvement, data management, and solution design. 

A Canadian American, Danielle speaks English, Spanish and is learning French. She has a scientific mind, a positive and competitive spirit, and vast event experience and… an impressive collection of achievements from her time as an elite softball player (including a silver medal from the PanAm Games)!

GWENDOLINE

Account management, project delivery

Gwendoline, who has been with Wiz-Team since 2019, has a strong background in hospitality and events management. She first specialised in the field of leisure tourism during her time at Switzerland Tourism in Paris, then at Kuoni Destination Management in Zurich, before turning to the business sector as Head of the Congress Bureau at Lausanne Tourism. Ever since she moved to the Olympic Capital, Gwendoline has collaborated with several international sports federations. With more than 300 events on her account, she succeeds in precisely targeting the needs and expectations of our clients by optimising their data management, project processes and overall event experience. 

Gwendoline holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Tourism and an Executive Master’s degree in Luxury Marketing giving her a unique and highly valuable background in the inner workings of a fast-paced, high-demand, and client-driven industries. Gwendoline, who is of Swiss and Peruvian origin, speaks French, Spanish and English and enjoys hiking, running, skiing, and traveling in her free time.

YANNICK

Delivery Manager

Born and raised in Brussels, Yannick works in his home-turf in Wiz-Team’s Belgian office and is an expert in understanding the needs and general functioning of the inter-governmental sector. Before having joined the company in 2019, he worked with the European Commission on the organisation of more than 350 events, especially in the areas of event management, database management and registration systems (EMS). During that time, he also collaborated with other renown European institutions including the European Parliament, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Committee of the Regions. At Wiz-Team, Yannick can perfectly combine his passion for IT and new technologies with his entrepreneurial instinct.

His studies in international business and digital marketing also provided him with the opportunity to manage several projects in Asia, Africa and in the virtual space earlier in his career. Yannick speaks fluently English and French.

Always keen to keep learning, Yannick recently completed an Executive Master in Management and Digital Strategy at the ICHEC business school. In his free time, he enjoys training for triathlons, snowboarding, and raising his three sons.

Valentina

Delivery manager

Valentina is Argentinian and passionate about international events and the hospitality sector. Her career kicked off with an internship at a global NGO and the task to help with the coordination of new volunteers. During that time, she continued studying International Relations and later landed a job in the finance business, where she specialised in international commerce and investments. A true globetrotter, Valentina is fluent in English, Spanish and French.

In 2018, she caught the major international event ‘bug’ as a member of the Accreditation team at the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. Ever since, she has worked successfully on planning and delivering a range of main functional areas at sport events like the Longines Masters and the Games of the Small States of Europe.

A life-long learner, Valentina is always striving to absorb new things. She loves travelling, meeting new people, playing sports (especially tennis and running!) and …collecting pins of which she has 100 so far.

LÉA

EVENT COORDINATOR AND OFFICE ADMIN

Léa joined Wiz-Team in January 2020 as an Event Assistant and Office Admin.  Based out of Wiz-Team’s headquarters in Lausanne, Léa brings her previous experience planning corporate and private events as well as project management to the team in this blended events and business operations role.  Playing an instrumental role in the day-to-day operations of Wiz-Team, as well as strategic planning, and on-site event support Léa is critical to our ongoing success and growth. Her well-developed skills in communication, coordination, and customer service ensure our team and our clients are well connected, informed, and supported.  

Of Swiss origin, Léa speaks fluently French and English and is passionate about singing, painting and cooking. 

PAULINE

Delivery Manager

As a sports and events enthusiast, Pauline has always aimed to work in a dynamic environment where she could combine her background in client services, hospitality and management with her passion to shape the future of the events industry. With a Bachelor in Hospitality and Management from the renown Ecole Hotelière de Lausanne, Pauline spent her early career coordinating institutional events and delivering innovative sport programmes for international sport organisations in the Olympic Capital. 

Having served in a variety of roles at the Youth Olympic Games, Olympic Games and local sport events provides Pauline with a first-hand experience of and insights into the complex world of event delivery. With her academic and professional background, Pauline brings a unique blend of service orientation, creative thinking, and event delivery to her role as Delivery Manager. 

As a former cross-country skiing athlete, she is still an outdoor sports lover and spends as much time as possible in the mountains throughout all seasons. 

Pauline speaks French and English and is improving her skills in Spanish.

LIA

Delivery Manager

A sport passionate from Switzerland, Lia has over ten years of experience in planning and coordinating all sorts of events and projects and joined Wiz-Team in September 2021. With a Bachelor in Hospitality Management, she previously spent eight years with the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), formerly Sport Accord, and brings in a comprehensive knowledge of the international sport movement. 

In addition, she developed a vast experience with multi-sport events such as the World Combat Games and the first ever edition of the World Urban Games. 

A former athlete in fencing, Lia isn’t scared easily and serves as a volunteer firefighter in Lausanne. Her motto: ‘trying to be prepared for the unknown’! She keeps fit with Crossfit and communicates fluently in French, Italian and English.