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Lynne Shane, Event Director, nGage Events
Lisa Jones, Event Operations Director, nGage Events
Charlie Pesko, Strategic Advisor, nGage Events
Spencer Bisgaard, Event Director, nGage Events
Paul Samargedlis, Senior Vice President of Sales, nGage Events

Philip has a proven track record as a successful senior executive with leading event companies.  Before founding nGage Events LLC, Phil served as Executive VP for Questex Media and was responsible for their hosted model events and technology group. He has also served as Senior Vice President of the World Market Center in Las Vegas in charge of growing their event portfolio in the furniture, gift and home accessories industries. Mr. McKay held the position of Group Vice President and General Manager at Gartner's Vision Events, where he managed the teams of 10 different brands which were leaders in the hosted events in each of their verticals.  He also served as Senior Vice President of International Business Development & Operations for Key3Media Group, overseeing the company's portfolio of COMDEX and N+I with 20 plus markets in Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Prior to Key3Media, McKay was Group Managing Director for Penton Media. In 2004, Mr. McKay was recognized and awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from Tradeshow Week magazine for his outstanding and distinguished contributions to the global events industry.

McKay was a member of the board of directors of SISO, the Massachusetts Convention Center Advisory Board, past chairman of IAEE Senior Executive Advisory Board and The Future Strategy of Trade Fairs. He was also a past member of the Research Committee of CEIR and editorial advisory board member of Tradeshow Executive Magazine.

Philip McKay

President & CEO

David Pesko

Senior Vice President of Operations

Dave is responsible for overall operations as well as marketing and managing partnerships. Dave has a proven track record when it comes to building strong relationships with clients and partners, and providing the highest level of customer service. Prior to joining nGage, Dave was Senior Vice President of Sales & Operations and member of the senior management team at InfoTrends, a leading worldwide market research and strategic consulting firm. InfoTrends, a Questex Media company, provides research, analysis, forecasts, and advice to help technology vendors understand market trends, identify opportunities, and develop strategies to grow their businesses. InfoTrends also produces numerous conferences and events both domestically and internationally.

Dave managed InfoTrends' events business as well as the global sales organization, marketing team, and all corporate functions. Prior to becoming Senior Vice President, he held several positions at InfoTrends and CAP Ventures, including Director, Sales Manager, Account Manager, and Consultant in various information services. He has extensive experience in sales, marketing, international partnering & events, market analysis, competitive analysis, and end-user research. Dave has worked on partnerships and events across Europe, Asia Pacific, and North America, as well as numerous private client research projects.

Paul Samargedlis

Senior Vice President of Sales

Paul has over 20 years of experience as a senior-level sales and business development executive for leading events organizations. He first started in the events business as one of the original employees that helped build Hill Holiday Exhibition Services into one of the most successful event producers in the world. Recently, he has successfully launched several digital transformation summits, including ET6 Exchange (formerly M6 Mobility Exchange), along with ET Exchange Summit, ET Canada Exchange and an internet of things summit, IoT6 Exchange.

Prior to that, Mr. Samargedlis led the sales efforts relative to all things Mobile and Wireless for the COMDEX brand.  Paul was also responsible for leading double-digit growth for the Gartner Group as a sales director and industry consultant. He has worked extensively with the analyst community in several industry verticals and has fostered numerous relationships with supporting industry associations. Mr. Samargedlis is very active in Massachusetts state and local politics, and currently is in his third term as a member of the Norwood School Committee.

Lynne Shane

Event Director

Lynne is a results driven professional with experience in all aspects of the event process as well as sales management. She has 20+ years' experience in the Event and Retail Industry working with many corporate executive leaders developing partnerships through collaboration. As a former Director at Reed Exhibitions she managed and led multiple teams and programs to success.

Spencer Bisgaard

Event Director

Spencer is responsible for audience acquisition and overall Event Management for a portfolio of events including ET6 Exchange along with ET Exchange Summit, ET Canada Exchange and an internet of things summit, IoT6 Exchange. Spencer has years of experience selling, recruiting, and executing the hosted model format within the technology industry. Prior to joining nGage Events, Spencer was the Marketing Director and Emcee for the hosted model Smart Grid Summits focusing on mid-market Electric Municipalities and Rural Electric Cooperatives.

Tom LeComte

Event Manager

Tom is responsible for audience acquisition of nGage's digital transformation, IoT and HR Tech events in addition to graphic design, event photography, website management and marketing.  Prior to Joining nGage Events, Tom worked in Attendee Relations and Audience Acquisition at Questex. Outside of work, Tom enjoys mountain biking and XC skiing with his two German Shepherd dogs, as well as gardening and hobby farming.

Lisa Jones

Event Operations Director

Lisa is the Event Operations Director for nGage Events.  She has over 18 years of experience in Event Planning, specializing in event operations, logistics, and attendee recruitment and coordination.  Over the years she has successfully executed over 750 hosted model events in her 18 years with Gartner Worldwide Events, PPM Media, Questex, HanleeWells Expo and now nGage Events.

Charlie Pesko

Strategic Advisor

Mr. Pesko was the founder of InfoTrends, a leading market research and consulting firm in the digital imaging and document solutions industries.  InfoTrends is a worldwide organization with over 70 employees based in offices in Boston, London and Tokyo.  The company assists technology vendors, service providers, and corporations in improving their market position, understanding industry trends, identifying new business opportunities and assessing customer needs.  With more than 35 years of industry experience, Mr. Pesko's companies have provided research and consulting services for virtually every major player in the worldwide digital imaging and document solutions industries.  Mr. Pesko was the Founding Publisher of Print On Demand Business magazine, as well as the Founder and Chairman of ImagingWorld (now KM World) magazine.  He was also one of the Founders of the On Demand Digital Printing & Publishing Show and The Imaging Expo (now KM World) event.

Mr. Pesko's enterprises have been recognized four times among the fastest growing privately held companies in America by Inc. Magazine.  Mr. Pesko is a recognized authority in the electronic imaging markets and is a frequent speaker at major industry trade shows and conferences around the world, and is frequently quoted or published in industry trade magazines and leading business publications, including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Business Week.  Prior to founding InfoTrends, he was the president of BIS Strategic Decisions, a consulting and research company employing 350 people with offices in 12 countries.

Dave Pesko, Senior Vice President of Operations, nGage Events

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