Glownet Core Team

Scott Witters

CEO

Scott is the skipper of the Glownet crew. The leader and visionary, he is passionate for good design and innovation. You rarely get to see much of Scott sitting down. His time is split between Madrid, London, and sleeping on airplanes. A family man, with two vibrant young daughters.

Soon after graduating with an MBA from IE Business School in 2003, he shortly became a serial entrepreneur. Just prior to Glownet, Scott was the Festival Director/CEO of Rhythm Group. Rhythm is the producer to New Zealand's premier music festivals including the 30,000 capacity Rhythm and Vines now in its 12th year. Scott always makes time to mentor business students and support them with their own plans and ambitions.

Scott was never cured after being infected by electronic music back in rave scene of the early 90's. He loves working in the live event industry. He seems to feed off the adrenaline of the show. To him, it's all about the people you work with.

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Scott Witters

Scott Witters

CEO

Alvaro Reviriego

CFO

He gives you what you deserve.

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Alvaro Reviriego

Alvaro Reviriego

CFO

Simon Powell-Jackson

COO

COO and co-founder. Simon is an experienced COO with a track record of steering the direction of early-stage growth businesses. He started his career at Morgan Stanley before joining The Cloud (backed by 3i and Accel), the B2B Wifi operator which was sold to Sky in 2011. Simon is a graduate of IE Business school and is based in London.

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Simon Powell-Jackson

Simon Powell-Jackson

COO

Arturo Naredo Ortega

CTO

Arturo hails from Asturias, Spain, where the word “Apple” has not been degraded and is used to make the best drink ever (according to him)…cider. Arturo is a 29-year-old developer, with a passion for everything he takes on.

Even before finishing his Telecommunication degree, he discovered his true love for open knowledge and open innovation. Six years ago he started programming AR apps for iOS where he discovered the value and rewarding feeling of being at the forefront of any work you undertake.

Arturo began his career working with NFC when he developed an app for taxi’s to be able to accept mobile payments. We at Glownet thank this happy accident, as it eventually led him to us.

He says he is feeling right at home and in his element with us developing under agile methodologies. His natural willingness for continual learning has really made him an asset on our team. It’s a two way street here at Glownet though, he delivers invaluable amounts of knowledge, and we’ve introduced him to the world of music festivals! There’s no turning back now.

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Arturo Naredo Ortega

Arturo Naredo Ortega

CTO

Meghan Collins

Head of Operations

Meghan brings to Glownet a blend of talents that’s embodied by her diverse and unique personality and personal history. She was born and raised in Spain. She later moved to the United States with her family, where she completed her university studies.

Her personal background can best be described as multinational. Meghan’s family members represent a rich mix of nationalities including Mexican, Thai, Spanish and American. As she likes to say, she speaks, writes and reads fluently in three languages: Spanish, English and People. Before recently graduating with a master’s degree in digital business, Meghan’s undergraduate university degree was in the study of psychology. She says she’s fascinated by what makes people the way they are and she has a natural talent for getting to know and understand new acquaintances quickly.

Meghan’s work history is an exotic mix and fusion of a wide variety of experiences. From retail to banking to business representation, her collaboration brings her own special flavor to the Glownet team. Despite her talents, without a good cup of joe to start her day, she’s almost completely non-functional!

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Meghan Collins

Meghan Collins

Head of Operations

Nick Couch

Head of APAC

As CCO, Co-Founder and a core member of the Executive team, Nick helps to drive the Glownet vision to become a reality.

A Chartered Accountant with more than 15 years working in Bluechip companies, Nick brings a wealth of corporate experience to the team. After teaming up with Scott at the Rhythm Group as CFO, their partnership was instrumental in helping to grow and build New Zealand’s leading festival brand, and was the catalyst for conceptualizing Glownet. Nick combines this original blend of corporate and event experience to keep Glownet at the innovative frontier of the industry.

After hanging up his footy boots, the round ball not the oval ball, Nick now spends his time following his beloved Spurs. With a passion for food and wine, you’re never far away from a new food discovery or conversation in his company.

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Nick Couch

Nick Couch

Head of APAC

Hamish Kirkland-Smith

Head of Strategic Partnerships

There are no words for this man...no words.

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Hamish Kirkland-Smith

Hamish Kirkland-Smith

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Vicente Ruiz

Quality Assurance Lead Engineer
vicente@glownet.com

Vicente is in charge of supervising new features and finding Glownet's system weaknesses, working in parallel with the development team who then can fix those weaknesses, to continue building a bulletproof system. He was born and raised in Vilanova i la Geltrú, a Mediterranean city close to Barcelona, which, according to him, has the best carnival in the world! He also has roots in Andalucía, in the south of Spain. He's currently residing in Madrid, a good fit of him as it's the mid point of his family roots. He studied Software Engineering in Barcelona and completed his program's final project in Copenhagen. After spending some time working as a software tester for a consultancy company in Barcelona, an opportunity came up at Glownet and he had no doubt about joining the team. What he likes most about Glownet is the ability to participate in the product evolution and to see live in the field how people use the system in which he plays an integral part in creating. His biggest passions are photography and concerts. Working at Glownet allows him to contribute to the enhancement of user's experiences at concerts and music festivals, another plus of the job!

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Vicente Ruiz

Vicente Ruiz

Quality Assurance Lead Engineer

Lisa K. Martin

Business Development Manager

Lisa is a multi-disciplined professional living in the city of Amsterdam. She’s got vast experience as an Event Promoter, Creative Director, Band Manager, Booking Agent, DJ and vocalist, Editorial Manager of an electronic dance music magazine, Project Manager, fluent in 4 languages, and all this while raising a beautiful little girl. The only question left to ask is whether there is anything this girl can’t do?

With a background in theatre production and band management, Lisa not only brings a mix of the arts, but also a uniquely human touch to her work. In 2014, we were lucky enough to have Lisa join the crazy life of a Glowball, developing new business in the German, Dutch and Portuguese markets as well as managing our deliveries.

We’re convinced this fantastic woman doubled as a professional juggler in her past life! She’s tough to keep up with, but in the best sense possible keeps us all on our toes. One of our favorite things about Lisa, is her natural sense of calmness which is essential in our business environment, and of course her “special cuddles”, a back massage that will make your feet go numb!

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Lisa K. Martin

Lisa K. Martin

Business Development Manager

Jesus Diaz Artiaga

Android Architect

Jesús is a software developer from Madrid who blames Sid Meier and his "Civilization" games for his interest in computers. This interested was peaked at a very young age, and he attributes it as one of the reasons why he studied Computer Science. Perhaps the biggest reason he pursued the study of Computer Science, however, has to do with the power of being able to create applications that can simplify and improve people's lives by simply writing some code. He's especially driven by working on and improving applications that he himself would use. He dreams about saying to his friends and relatives, "Do you like it? I made it."

Due to a stroke of luck by being in the right place at the right time, he started working with Android for his Final Degree Project. This opened the door for him to work at R&D departments both at Telefonica and Samsung. Another lucky break came soon after, when Glownet and Jesús were serendipitously introduced. This union allowed him to join his passion for work with one of the things that he enjoys most in the world, going to music concerts and festivals. It is said that he can cover all the walls of his house with ticket stubs from all the concerts he has been to!

His other passions are traveling around the world, ska music and Rayo Vallecano.

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Jesus Diaz Artiaga

Jesus Diaz Artiaga

Android Architect

Edward Mason

Head of Delivery
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Edward Mason

Edward Mason

Head of Delivery

Tony Rizzo Trocconis

Delivery Director

Venezuelan heart living in Spain. Tony moved from Caracas just for a year, that was 15 years ago. Located in Madrid, he arrived in 2015 into Glownet's family. Former Journalist, Broadcaster and Brand Manager he mixed his marketing kwolege and people skills with his special work method until become our Southern European Delivery Director.

With a background in international commercial relations, volunteering and renewable energies, this technology enthusiast and music lover discovered his spot travelling and leading the Glownet Team in countless events around the world, spreading the NFC word among different cultures.

His passionate way of work, empathy and leadership has earned his own nick name during events, "Lord Commander", Tony for his friends. Tireless hard worker, if you see him angry, just give him some food.

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Tony Rizzo Trocconis

Tony Rizzo Trocconis

Delivery Director

Athenea Retegui

Tech Delivery Manager

Athenea, one of our most recent discoveries, although born and raised in Venezuela, has family roots in the north of Spain. She's one of the proudest Basques you’ll ever meet. Athenea, is a natural shoe in at the Glownet office, lending her array of skills, including her mastery of Spanish, English, German and sarcasm

Although her great sense of humor is vital to the life she breathes into the everyday work environment, her role at Glownet is actually quite serious, as one of our Tech Delivery Managers, highlighting her natural ability to balance work with fun. She, along with the rest of our delivery team, works tirelessly to integrate our product into real life at all the events where we deploy our solution… pretty serious for someone who can’t be taken seriously.

She is an electronics engineer who leveraged her university’s connections with sister schools overseas to take courses abroad, courses online, and travel as much as possible. Multitasking is one of her many competencies which makes her an essential asset to unload work on during deliveries.

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Athenea Retegui

Athenea Retegui

Tech Delivery Manager

Elisa Faba-Sack

Client Partner - UK
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Elisa Faba-Sack

Elisa Faba-Sack

Client Partner - UK

Pete Whelan

Business Development Manager
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Pete Whelan

Pete Whelan

Business Development Manager

Jacobo "Jake" Carbo

Senior Backend Developer

Jake was born in Mallorca and has lived pretty much all over the world before settling down in Madrid. He has worked in Italy, England, Mexico and Spain after leaving college at 21. He loves to program, preferably in Ruby. But more than programming, Jake loves cooking and surfing. Since there is little of both in Madrid, it gives him the perfect excuse to continue traveling quite a bit.

Jake's talent led him to found Printoria, a super cool photobook company and has worked in several large Ruby and Rails projects for the gaming and TETRA Telecommunications industries. He came to join Glownet in January 2016, where he's adding just as much spice to our product as he is to the internal team environment.

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Jacobo

Jacobo "Jake" Carbo

Senior Backend Developer

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