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Meet the Team

We are a team of driven professionals working to uplift highly regulated industries. We strive to connect executives and empower teams to reach their highest potential. Hailing from different corners of the world, together we are a driving force of innovators, content developers and connectors.

Paul Northover
Chief Executive Officer

Paul Northover is the owner and CEO of Q1 Productions, LLC and the co-founding CEO of Executive Leadership Support, LLC.

A 25-year+ history of executive leadership experience, Paul has also served as Chief Operating Officer of the London-based firm, Marcus Evans Inc., where he ran operations in the U.S.’s Mid-West, New York, and Japan.

A U.K. native, Paul graduated from the University of Plymouth with a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. He now lives with his wife and three children in Chicago’s North Shore.

Rob Britt
Senior Event Manager
Michelle Mariola
Vice President, Growth Marketing
Dave Brown
Senior Sponsorship Executive
Matt Davis
Conference Program Manager
Andrew Frias
Director, Forums Client Relations
Ray Mason
Marketing Operations Manager
Alli McIlvain
Content Marketing Associate
Frank Barrott
Director of IT
Kathryn Fitzsimmons
Senior Manager, Campaign Planning
Alexia Lynch
Division Director, Life Science Conferences
Natalie Zunker
Content Marketing Associate
Laura Wing
Division Director, Life Science Conferences
Austin Sisson
Conference Program Manager
Alison Osborn
Senior Conference Program Manager
Kelly Hogan
Conference Program Manager
Bobby Evans
Manager, Partner Success
Anne McBarron
Forums Program Manager
John Ahlin
Manager, Partner Success
Ignacio Coello
Director, Forums Partner Success
Brooke Akins
Division Director, Life Science Conferences
Megan Carncross
Division Director, Life Science Conferences
Aaron VanDyke
Operations Director, Life Science
Molly Cole
Event & Operations Manager
Chris Cockerell
Senior Event Manager
Lauren McBlaine
Graphic Designer
Mildred Nieman
Director, Sponsorship Sales
Sargon Dawod
Event Manager