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​

Anh

Delivery Manager – Sport Applications

AUDREY

Head of Belgium Operations

BRANDON

PRODUCT OWNER

CATHY

SENIOR PROGRAMME MANAGER

DANIELLE

Head of strategy & business optimization

Elisa

Delivery Manager

GWENDOLINE

Delivery Manager

Léa

Event Coordinator and office admin

LIA

Delivery Manager

Marie-Anne

Head of Sport Business Operations

PASCAL

Product Manager

PIERRE

PRODUCT OWNER

STEFANO

SENIOR DIRECTOR WIZ-TEAM ITALIA

STEPAN

Delivery Manager

SVITLANA

CLIENT SUPPORT MANAGER

VALENTINA

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.

Anh

Delivery Manager – Sport Applications

Anh joined Wiz-Team in early 2022 as a Sport Applications and Delivery Manager after having spent 7 successful years with the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC). In this Lausanne-based role, Anh will bring her experience and expertise in functional delivery of multi-sport games from a leading NOC to Wiz-Team’s product and delivery team.

Most recently Anh held the position of Manager, Sport Services leading the team in charge of accreditation, sport entries and qualification, selection criteria, and delegation registration and is excited to apply this highly nuanced and specific knowledge to her new responsibilities with Wiz-Team. She was also one of the original members of the COC’s Sport Business Integration team developing and implementing best practices in project management across departments and delivering innovative Olympic preparation events.

Anh’s first multi-sport Games experience was registering Canada’s largest ever delegation to the 2015 Pan American Games. She has since worked at seven multi-sport Games (Youth Olympic Games, Pan American Games, Olympic Games) in varying roles.

An Ottawa native, Anh is a naturally curious person with a deep love of learning. She speaks English, French, and Vietnamese, but has taken courses in Spanish, Polish, and Gaelic. She loves to travel, learn new sports, read a good book, and discover new music.

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.

CATHY

Senior PROGRAMME manager

Cathy joined Wiz-Team in late 2022 as Senior Programme Manager, running the Wiz-Team PMO for the PISA Project. She has a strong track record in major events, including Olympic and Paralympic Games, Commonwealth Games and European Championships. She has interspersed events work with roles in public and private sector organisations in the UK including for the Department of Health, in Telecoms, Financial Services and for the Enterprise and Skills Agencies in Scotland.

Cathy’s first experience of multi-sport events was in the Telecoms team for LOCOG, which was an experience she will never forget, in common with most other London 2012 alumni. Having got a taste for life in the Organising Committee she went on run the Technology Programme Office for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and later joined the leadership team for the inaugural multi-sport European Championships as Senior Technology and Broadcast Manager, responsible for delivery of core technology, results and broadcast services for the Glasgow based sports. Most recently Cathy was Head of IT Services Delivery for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, moving into a role as TOC Director during the Games themselves. Cathy hopes to bring this experience to the supplier side, helping to deliver a first-class service to Wiz-Team’s organising committee clients.

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)!

STEPAN

Delivery Manager

Stepan joined our Wiz-Team Belgium office as a Delivery Manager in April of 2022 to support our growing business in the NGO and institutional sectors.

With a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, and two Master’s degree programs in European Studies and International Relations Stepan brings incredible insights and ideas to how we engage and empower our partners within our NGO and institutional sectors.  Further, having previously worked with international organizations and institutions, including European Commission, Stepan adds a level on-the-ground experience from the perspective of organizer and participant from more than 30 international projects in the fields of sport, outdoor activities, education, and culture.

In his free time, Stepan enjoys reading, exercising, and writing. Of Armenian nationality, he speaks four languages (English, French, Russian and Armenian).  Additionally, he likes making travel videos and taking a lot of selfies with friends and celebrities!

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.

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. 

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.

Marie-Anne

Head of Sport Business Operations

A tech and sports enthusiast, with a dual background in Human-Computer Interaction and Sports Management, Marie-Anne joined Wiz-Team as Head of Sport Business Operations in March 2022. Combining her experience in sport associations, event operations, and project management with her expertise in technology, Marie-Anne is charged with leading and supporting the growing Wiz-Team operations team based out of our Head Office in Lausanne, Switzerland.  She will also be actively involved in several special projects overseeing and supporting delivery of Event-Works around the world.

Marie-Anne joins Wiz-Team with 10 years of experience working events and major projects with national and European sports associations in Switzerland, France, and Denmark. Most recently she led event operations for European Athletics overseeing the delivery of continental championships across the continent.  It was during this time she met Wiz-Team and Event-Works.  Like many others, her team was faced the incredible challenge of delivering events during a pandemic.  Her innovative use of Event-Works helped her team provide covid-safe sport events while remaining adaptable in an ever-changing world. In addition to discovering clever digital solutions for complex business challenges, Marie-Anne also has a passion for discovering and sharing best practices, building teams, and helping people grow.

Formerly a sport climbing athlete, Marie-Anne now enjoys staying active combining outdoor activities with sport, like cycling, running, or hiking.  She also has a sweet tooth, which translates means she does quite a bit of baking (and eating) desserts at home. Marie-Anne speaks fluently French and English and understands Spanish.

Pascal

product manager

Always curious and interested in new technologies, Pascal has been actively training in app development since 2008. In his most recent role as an IOS (Apple) application developer, he took on greater responsibilities as an app architect and overseeing teams of developers and managing project delivery.

Passionate about sports, Pascal has also been keen to put his professional knowledge to good use solving for day-to-day event management challenges faced by sport organisations.  His ingenuity has produced solutions like an iPad app to choreograph groups of gymnasts, membership databases for sport clubs and federations, and most notably a volunteer management solution.

In addition to building innovative and creative solutions for sport organisations, Pascal has also served on several organising committees delivering national and international events like the World Gymnaestrada 2011, and the 2020 Youth Olympic Games. 

In his free time, Pascal likes to travel and stay active scuba diving, trail running, and mountain climbing.  Pascal is also a retired gymnast, who is very active in his local club committee.  

Pierre

Product Manager

After almost 15 years in international sport events’ solutions management and development, Pierre has joined Wiz Team as a Product/Delivery manager to further contribute to the marriage of business requirements and technology. With 3 Olympic games and 20+ International championships experience he will be instrumental in driving understanding of our clients’ needs, integrating complex data for seamless customer experience and propelling our solutions technical advancement. Building bridges between functional and technical teams on the full portfolio of products as well as being the center of expertise for integration will be at the core of his responsibilities.

Being a Swiss born who travelled across many different countries, Pierre speaks French, English and some German and highly appreciates multi-cultural environments. “Gruyere” cheese is the first thing he eats when being back from international travel.

With academic background in Information Technology and curious mind, Pierre continuously pursuits self-development in related areas. He values active free time which is usually dedicated to skiing and wakeboarding, scuba diving or exploring winding roads on motorcycle.

Stefano

Senior director - wiz-team Italia

Stefano joined Wiz-Team in March of 2022 as the Senior Director of Wiz-Team Italia. He is charged with the oversight, management, and growth of Wiz-Team’s fourth location and second development arm in Torino, Italy.

Previously, Stefano served as a Senior Director at Deltatre where he spent 17 years supporting organisational growth and leading the delivery of their technical solutions for some of the most exciting and challenging sport events in the world including the FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro, the Olympic Games, the National Football League, and many more.

When not overseeing complex and challenging technical projects, Stefano is an avid sports enthusiast both as a fan and as a participant.  He also has a knack for music quizzes.

SVITLANA

CLIENT SUPPORT MANAGER

Born and raised in Ukraine, Svitlana brings to Wiz-Team an extensive background in computational linguistics and a passion for shaping the future of technology. In her current role as client support manager, she draws on her experience in customer service and her fluency in four languages (English, French, Ukrainian, and Russian) to provide fast, effective, and comprehensive support to Event-Works users all over the world.

As a constant learner always looking for the next challenge, Svitlana is currently studying her fifth language (German) and taking courses in HTML. When not busy finessing her “Jedi” Jira skills or liaising between Wiz-Team operations and development, you can find Svitlana outdoors cycling, skiing, and traveling.

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.