Meet our team

We are dedicated to ensuring your event success through innovative technology and exceptional service.

  Who we are

We are a global team delivering impactful virtual event and community experiences.

Virtual Event Place (VEP) is a leading community platform activating potential within B2B organizations via virtual or hybrid events. Developed over the past 15 years and proven through complex event agendas featuring thousands of people and hundreds of sessions, our solution delivers great experiences for all stakeholders - attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, presenters and event managers. Our customizable platform, suite of applications and robust analytics are easily tailored to the unique requirements of each event and are backed by proven best practices and high-touch service from our client success team. VEP is ideal for conventions, trade shows, conferences, career fairs or any event where a professional community comes together to learn, collaborate and make an impact.

Kurt Heikkinen

Kurt Heikkinen

Leadership

Leading with a culture-first approach, Kurt is a highly regarded SaaS CEO with a proven track record for building high growth, innovative companies and technologies to meet the ever-changing needs in the world of work. He also serves on the Board of various early-stage SaaS companies, was previously the CEO at Modern Hire and Montage, and served in executive leadership roles at PeopleSoft, Metavante and Evolve Software.

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Kristen Wright

Marketing

Kristen is responsible for enabling the growth of VEP through differentiated brand positioning, digital marketing and thought leadership - providing event and community leaders with research, insights and ideas to help them succeed. She brings brand strategy and revenue marketing expertise from large global tech-enabled services and SaaS organizations including Cielo, Pinstripe, Provade and ManpowerGroup. 

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Sue Morton

Partnerships

Sue is a leader in client solutions who ensures our teams go the extra mile to deliver innovative virtual events that produce results for our clients and their event participants. She joined the VEP team after serving as account partner, webcast team manager and client success manager at HR.com. She was also previously a partner in the Atlanta Pickleball Association and a practice manager at Value Vet Affordable Pet Care and Sugar Hill Animal Hospital.

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Jackie Berdy

Partnerships

Jackie is highly skilled in creating and launching innovative partnership opportunities to generate revenue and meet clients' goals. She previously served as Vice President of Channel Development at Xvoucher, Global Business Development Executive at HR Certification Institute and as a Business Development Advisor for the National Restaurant Association, and AARP.

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Thomas Denton

Client Success

Thomas is an experienced technology management and customer service leader with a proven ability to deliver exceptional client satisfaction. He is responsible for ensuring the client success team delivers quality experiences and a strong ROI for clients. He previously served as VP of Customer Service for Core-apps and several senior roles throughout his career.

Jake Edmark

Jake Edmark

Technical Support

Jake manages teams including pre-event booth design, web host, support and help desk to ensure every event is managed flawlessly and cohesively. His extensive experience in technical client support includes several years working for Montage Talent and AT&T. He has a bachelor’s degree in management information systems. 


Adnan Saleem

Adnan Saleem

Development

Adnan is responsible for technical and creative development of the VEP platform, advancing features and functionality for our evolving client needs. He has been CTO and Technical Creative Director at HR.com since 2005.


Gavin Morton

Gavin Morton

Human Resources

Gavin is a senior HR executive with extensive expertise in building talented teams dedicated to organizational and customer success. He has served as head of people & finance operations at HR.com, COO at Beaver Paper and Graphic Media and VP of HR at InComm.

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