A strategic thought leader with 20 years of experience in event consulting and hospitality, Dave has a proven track record supporting Fortune 1000 companies and national associations. He excels at providing innovative value propositions and relationship strategies that increase event and organizational ROI. As GoGather’s co-founder, Dave is committed to exceeding expectations on every project by gathering on his team only the best and brightest people whose values and achievements fit with clients’ goals and initiatives.
President & Chief Gathering Officer
Brian co-founded GoGather in 2008 to create an organization with big agency capabilities and a boutique agency feel. Working with top brands in multiple industries, Brian has translated corporate culture, goals and objectives into meaningful, personal experiences at events. From incentive programs in Bora Bora to conventions in Boston, Brian has covered the globe over the last two decades. As a leader within his agency and industry, Brian has served on the board of the San Diego chapter of the American Marketing Association and received one of the first Strategic Meetings Management Program certifications from the GBTA.
Chief Executive Officer
Sally has 25 years of experience driving success for top organizations, including Fortune 500 leader FedEx, Kinko's and the U.S. Postal Service. Sally has built and led high-performance marketing and event management teams whose outstanding results have been recognized with corporate commendations and industry awards. They include the Stevie Award for Best Marketing Team, BtoB magazine's Creative Award and the Meeting Pros To Watch Award from Convention South magazine. Sally holds certifications in Strategic Meetings Management (SMMC) and ROI Methodology.
Chief Operations Officer
Anne-Sophie takes great satisfaction in creating meaningful connections and client experiences in EMEA. She possesses over 10 years of international hospitality and event management experience. She’s served as Director of Sales and Marketing for Mutika Group, managing events across Italy; supported Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Venice properties from its regional office in Rome; and managed off-site events in Manhattan for the Union Square Hospitality Group. With a master’s degree from SDA Bocconi, she also speaks English, French, Italian and Spanish.
Managing Director EMEA
Shannon is a relationship-focused, detail-oriented manager. She goes the extra mile to ensure that clients’ expectations are exceeded, whether she’s providing full project management of million-dollar-plus events or supporting focused areas, such as hotel site selection, ground transportation, evening events, mobile event applications and finances, among others. Shannon’s event experience spans several industries, including legal, construction, high tech, manufacturing, multi-unit retail and bio tech.
Kim is an enthusiastic event planner with a passion for providing high levels of organizational support. Her experience includes corporate meetings and events. She specializes in managing trade shows and expos and working with event sponsors to create successful, unique experiences for them and their clients. Kim has developed strong relationships with quality vendors and event hosts. She excels at managing challenging schedules, meeting tight deadlines and consistently delivering high-quality events.
Emily brings over 10 years of experience working in a variety of customer service and hospitality roles. She is well versed in travel management, vendor relations, sporting event management and recruiting and training new talent. She’s served in the financial services industry and as a sales and marketing representative in the book publishing industry. She loves helping others, building customer confidence, and working behind the scenes to ensure flawless service delivery every step of the way.
Bio coming soon! Russ is so busy helping clients we can't work in time to get his background written. Trust us he's outstanding!
Lauren Riordan has over five years of experience in event design, operations and strategic meetings management. She has managed events nationally and internationally. Most recently, she’s focused on incentive-based trips that deliver incredible experiences for participants. Lauren’s expertise also encompasses all aspects of large-scale events, including proposal development, budgeting, logistics, timelines, vendor payments, staffing, pre-event work, on-site management and post-event close-out.