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 Midwest, 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.

Aaron VanDyke
Operations Director, Life Science
Michelle Mariola
Vice President, Growth Marketing
Andrew Frias
Director, Forums Client Relations
Rob Britt
Senior Event Manager
Alexia Lynch
Division Director, Life Science Conferences
Ray Mason
Director, Marketing Operations
Sarah Magner
Marketing Content Associate
Frank Barrott
Director of IT
Austin Sisson
Conference Program Manager
Kelly Hogan
Conference Program Manager
Bobby Evans
Manager, Partner Success
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Jessi Vallee
Graphic Design Manager
Danielle Smith
Forum Program Manager
Ignacio Coello
Director, Forums Partner Success
Brooke Akins
Division Director, Life Science Conferences
Chris Cockerell
Senior Event Manager
Megan Carncross
Division Director, Life Science Conferences
Marcella Surra
Digital Marketing Manager
Kelly Claussen
Event & Operations Manager
Mildred Nieman
Director, Sponsorship Sales
John Ahlin
Manager, Partner Success
Josh Moy
Jaycey Ells
Forum Program Manager
Josh Moy
Josh Moy
Market Research Associate