Global Leadership

Our leadership team of seasoned hospitality-focuses experts define industry standards around the world.

Ben Erwin

President & CEO

Ben Erwin was named CEO of Encore in August 2020. This leadership role follows him becoming President in October 2018. He is responsible for driving the strategic direction of the Company and overseeing the execution of its business plan.

Erwin was hired as Encore’s Chief Financial Officer in February 2015 and was responsible for global accounting, treasury, financial planning and analysis, tax and product management. He has a proven track record of developing global corporate strategies, leading finance organizations, and building high-performance teams.

Prior to joining Encore, Erwin served as Chief Financial Officer for TestAmerica Laboratories, where he led all accounting, finance, treasury, information technology and legal functions. Prior to 2011, he served as SVP Corporate Development for Cornell Companies, where he managed corporate strategy, financial planning and analysis, public market capital transactions, and investor relations. He has also held various positions at Enron Corporation and Trilogy Software.

Erwin earned his bachelor’s degrees in economics and political science from Wake Forest University. He is an active member of MPI and is a board member for both PCMA and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).

Outside of work, he dedicates his energy to charter schools in underserved parts of the United States. He enjoys running, traveling, and following the Boston Red Sox. He lives in Chicago’s North Shore area with his wife and two daughters.

Becky Sheehan

Chief Financial Officer

Becky Sheehan joined Encore as Chief Financial Officer in January 2020. Sheehan is responsible for all global financial aspects of Encore. She oversees all aspects of financial operations, including planning, investor relations, accounting and controls, treasury and tax strategy.

Before joining Encore, Sheehan spent the last three years as Chief Financial Officer at Cars.com. Prior to that, she spent 10 years with FTD Companies, Inc., as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. FTD grew from $400M to $1.2B in her time with the company. She also spent four years with Deloitte & Touche and five years with Arthur Andersen as an Audit Partner.

Sheehan earned her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Illinois State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, particularly in Hilton Head, S.C.

Trevor Ferguson

Chief Operating Officer

Trevor Ferguson was named Chief Operating Officer of Encore in April 2023. He is responsible for driving operational priorities to support the company’s global scale and growth. His customer service orientation and team-first leadership style make him the perfect fit within the Encore culture.

Ferguson is a servant leader with a commitment to leading and motivating our team members to achieve sales and organizational objectives. He excels at developing and growing organizations through enhancing team dynamics and inspirational leadership. He is adept in business and financial acumen, and skilled in strategy development, organizational alignment, program development, and goal-oriented leadership to drive innovative solutions.

Prior to joining Encore, Ferguson served in several capacities for Aramark over nearly 18 years, most recently as President and COO of Aramark’s Collegiate Hospitality business. Prior to that leadership role, he served as Vice President of Growth, Regional Vice President, Associate Vice President, and Director of Strategic Development.

Ferguson earned his bachelor’s degree from Loyola University of Chicago and his MBA from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad Graduate School of Management.

Outside of work, his hobbies include community involvement, playing sports, and quality time with his family.

Georgina Flores

Chief Marketing Officer

Georgina Flores was named Chief Marketing Officer of Encore in November 2023. She is responsible for driving the marketing and communications strategy that supports business growth and enhances brand awareness. She will support revenue generation in partnership with our Commercial teams by leveraging our brand, customer insights, development of innovative products, and telling the story of Encore’s team members.

A seasoned and accomplished marketing leader in both B2B and consumer marketing, Georgina joins Encore from Aetna, where she was VP of Marketing for commercial and specialty markets. She led a team responsible for the commercial value proposition and implementing marketing strategies to drive growth, customer retention, new product launches, and digital lead generation campaigns. Prior to Aetna, Georgina spent most of her career championing marketing campaigns and developing teams at Allstate. She led enterprise brand strategy, award-winning advertising campaigns such as Mayhem, and product marketing initiatives across all lines of business. During her tenure, she built the company’s multicultural marketing function, executing integrated marketing and business initiatives to attract and retain Hispanic, African American, Asian, and LGBTQ customers.

Not only has her work been recognized with industry awards, but Georgina was named to the Advertising Age 40 under 40 list in 2013. She also was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Hall of Achievement. From a civic perspective, she is a Fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago, an organization that cultivates Chicago’s business, public and civic leaders. She serves on the board of Instituto del Progreso Latino, a nonprofit that focuses on the advancement of Hispanic immigrant families through education and career training.

Georgina earned a Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Missouri, and a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University.

A Chicagoland native, Georgina lives in the same community where she was raised, with her husband, two teenage children, and Cockapoo, Rocky. When she is not busy with kids’ activities, you can find her taking an OrangeTheory Fitness class or trekking up north to Wisconsin for hiking, kayaking, and boating.

Tara Higgins

Senior Vice President, Commercial & President, Hargrove

Tara Higgins is a global business leader and branding legend. She has taken on massive projects for some of the world’s most innovative businesses throughout the course of her extensive career as a business, marketing and production advisor, driving tangible results using experience marketing to drive audiences to action. As President, she is leading Hargrove as it continues to evolve into the most engaged, responsive and effective experience marketing company relevant to what clients are asking for today in how to meet their corporate vision.

Her focus and expertise has been and continues to be driving services to customers that offer ultimate value and return on their objectives as we continue to support so many leading organizations around the world. Higgins has managed and led multiple successful businesses that offered results-driven event marketing experiences and campaigns across all mediums for many of the world’s most recognizable brands. The focus is to create innovative services and solutions for tech startups and others in hypergrowth state such as Alibaba, Salesforce, Rodan+Fields and Tesla to name just a few.

Whit Markowitz

Chief Legal Officer

Whit Markowitz joined PSAV in July 2000 as its Chief Legal Officer. He is responsible for the legal, compliance and risk management departments. His areas of emphasis include corporate governance, commercial transactions, corporate finance, labor and employment law.

Markowitz has worked in the hospitality and audiovisual industries since the mid-1990s, including serving as Assistant General Counsel for KSL Resorts before joining PSAV. Prior to KSL Resorts, he worked in both the public and private sectors where he practiced general corporate law, real estate, and land use planning.

Markowitz earned his bachelor’s degree in business and finance from the University of Southern California and his J.D. from the University of Denver. He is a member of the California and Colorado State Bar Associations.

In his personal time, he is a commercial pilot, avid downhill skier and scuba diver.

Poonam Mohan

Chief Information Officer

Poonam Mohan joined Encore as its Chief Information Officer in September 2023. She leads the IT function in delivering innovative solutions that assist teams in performing their jobs while also deepening customers’ relationships with Encore, both aimed at elevating the team member and customer experience through technology.

Prior to joining Encore, Mohan spent more than 21 years at American Airlines, most recently serving as VP, Corporate and Enterprise Technology. She led a team of 800 and was responsible for the entire development life cycle and operations for technologies in the areas of commercial and
corporate, enterprise, regional airlines, cargo, and IT infrastructure. Before joining American Airlines, she spent three years as a consultant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Mohan earned her bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Electronics) from the National Institute of Technology in India, and her MBA from the Indian Institute of Management. She has been recognized by several organizations and media outlets, including 2018 Women Worth Watching (Diversity Journal), 2019 Women Who Steam (Links, Inc.), 2022 Data Team Visionary (Databricks), and 2022 Women in Technology (Dallas Business Journal).

She lives in Coppell, Texas with her husband, son, and daughter. In her free time, she enjoys reading historical fiction, detective stories, Booker prize winners, and of course, business books. She also enjoys Zumba dancing to help her keep fit.

Mike Stengel

Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Venue Relations

Mike Stengel was named Encore’s Senior Vice President, Strategic Accounts and Venue Relations in September 2020. He leads Encore’s focus on developing relationships with hotel chains, hospitality ownership groups and management companies. This team also concentrates on business development with individual event venues, such as hotels, conference and convention centers, and stadiums.

Stengel joined Swank Audio Visuals in 1995 as Manager of Hotel Services in St. Louis, and served as its Regional Manager, Divisional Manager and Vice President of Operations before the integration of Swank and Encore. He was appointed Senior Vice President at Encore in 2013 and led Encore’s revenue management and process improvement groups, which included enhancement of the brand through the development of the Encore Customer Experience (CX) and Service Excellence (SX) departments.

Beginning in 2015, Stengel led the global Specialty Services group, which is comprised of specialized technical solution departments supported by industry expert groups inside Encore. These include rigging solutions, power distribution, digital services, internet services, creative services and simultaneous interpretation teams. He also began leading Encore’s businesses in Canada, Mexico and South America in 2017. Since 2018, Stengel has also led the venue services team in the Central United States. Throughout his tenure, he has led and participated in the post-acquisition integration efforts of the organization to ensure adoption and development of best practices through the enterprise.

Stengel has served on the Live Events Council Steering Team and has chaired the Membership Committee of InfoComm (now AVIXA). He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Management Companies Institute (AMCI).

Stengel earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism with an emphasis in advertising and a minor in business management.

Outside of work, he serves on various local boards, including Marygrove to help with their mission of providing residence, hope and health to children in need. In his free time, Stengel enjoys scuba diving, snow skiing, traveling and attending his kids’ sporting events. He lives in St. Louis with his wife, daughter and son.

Charlie Young

Chief Human Resources Officer

Charlie Young joined Encore in June 2016 as its Chief Human Resources Officer. He is responsible for all areas of Human Resources, including recruiting, compensation, benefitspayroll, learning, talent, organizational development, and HR operations. 

Young brings a wealth of operational and HR experience to the Encore family. He has more than 20 years of progressive human resources experience, and for the eight years prior to joining Encore, served as CHRO for hhgregg. Prior to hhgregg, he held various operational and leadership roles in his 21 years at Sears, working as a District Manager and Store General Manager before entering the HR discipline as a Senior Labor Relations Manager. He served as Vice President of HR for Sears Retail, and ultimately became the number two HR leader serving in the capacity of Vice President of HR Retail Store Operations and Supply Chain. 

Young was born in Philadelphia and earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a specialty in accounting from Gettysburg College. 

Outside the office, he has volunteered time with the Salvation Army, the United Way, and supported a team outing to benefit Feed My Starving Children. In his spare time, he enjoys exercising, travelingrenovating his home, and attending the athletic events of his kids, Charlie and GracieA car enthusiast, he also enjoys reading about the latest automotive innovations and has attended the Indianapolis 500 more than 15 times.  

Amanda Armstrong

Senior Vice President, Communications & Industry Relations

Amanda Armstrong was named in the top five Women of Influence by Meetings Net Magazine and one of the 50 Most Influential Meeting Professionals by Meeting Professionals International.

She is the Senior Vice President of Communications and Industry Relations, and she supports the stellar team members of Industry Engagement, Communications and Social Media. Armstrong is responsible for the strategic development and management of Encore’s communication strategy and increasing its presence and impact in the events industry.

Staying active in the industry is a top priority. She currently serves on the Event Industry Council’s APEX Critical Response Task Force and the Event Leaders 100 think tank. Armstrong served as the 2018 Chair of the International Board of Directors for Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and was an advisory board member for Hyatt Hotels, the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission, and Elite Meetings.

Prior to joining Encore, Armstrong led the global meetings and travel team at Enterprise Holdings, Inc, the parent company for Enterprise rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo for 14 years. She led all procurement, planning and execution of the companies’ meetings globally and led the transient travel program.

She graduated from the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations, received her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in 2007, Corporate Travel Expert (CTE) certification in 2011, and became a Certified Event Designer (CED) in 2015.

Outside the office, she heads off into nature to ski, hike, camp, or surf. She enjoys traveling and sailing with her husband, Jon, who loves to plan travel and culinary adventures.

If you ask her where she cut her teeth in our industry, it was at the tech table calling the show on comms with audio visual professionals who make it all happen.

Michelle Brown

Senior Vice President, Operations & Customer Excellence

Michelle Brown was named Senior Vice President of Operations & Customer Excellence for Encore in April 2023. She is responsible for aligning the company’s Workforce Excellence team, operational best practices, cross-functional project management initiatives, and the collective scope of scaling service excellence across the business.

Prior to joining Encore, Brown most recently served as Vice President of Digital Products and Analytics at United Airlines. She also served as CFO of commercial business units, Managing Director of Airport Operations, and Managing Director of the Mileage Plus loyalty program. Brown previously served as a Consultant and Team Leader for Bain & Company and held various leadership roles at American Airlines.

Brown earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from Duke University and her master’s degree in business from the University of Michigan. She is a member of Women in Travel Tech (WiTT) and board Treasurer for Communities In Schools of Chicago.

Outside of work, her hobbies include bike riding along the Chicago lakefront and rooting for the Duke Blue Devils. She lives in Chicago and is a doting mom to her son.

Nick Chakiris

Chief Accounting Officer

Nick Chakiris joined Encore in April 2015 as Corporate Controller and was promoted to Chief Accounting Officer in October 2018.  In this role, he manages the corporate accounting, tax, internal audit, treasury and shared services functions. Chakiris brings over 20 years of experience in variety of accounting and finance roles, including significant experience in leading external reporting functions at public companies, managing timely and effective external audits and streamlining accounting close processes.

Prior to joining Encore, Chakiris had held various progressive roles in the Media and Hospitality industries. Most recently, he was the Corporate Assistant Controller at Tribune Media Company where he helped lead Tribune’s reintroduction to the public markets as well as the accounting and finance integration for its $2.7B acquisition of Local TV. Chakiris began his career in public accounting in the audit division of Arthur Andersen in Chicago.

He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and earned his BBA in Accounting from Loyola University Chicago.

Chakiris resides in Gurnee with his wife and two children and enjoys golfing, travelling and attending Cubs games as a long-time season ticket holder.

Phil Cooper

Chief Executive Officer, Encore Productions

As chief executive officer at Encore Productions for over 30 years, Phil brings strength, vision and years of experience to the Encore line up. His major in cinematography and theater arts at Ohio State University initially led him into feature film and commercial production; however, after he moved to Las Vegas, he shifted his focus to convention and trade show production.

Phil has since overseen Encore’s rapid growth, as well as producing hundreds of shows for a wide range of clients including IBM, Sony, and General Motors. Phil’s technical and production expertise are widely recognized and highly regarded throughout the industry. He is often asked to speak at conventions and gatherings related to event and presentation technology.

Bill Dayton

President, Casino Division

As Encore’s president of the Casino division for over 30 years, Bill couples innovation with sound management skills to provide Encore with an energetic and effective management style.

Bill graduated with honors from the University of California at Berkeley in the field of finance and marketing. Since then, he has held senior management positions with the Trump Organization, Knotts Berry Farm, Aztar Gaming Corporation, and with the Tropicana and Harrah’s Hotel properties.

Sean Gillis

Senior Vice President, Finance

Sean Gillis, SVP Finance, joined Encore in 2017 and is now responsible for leading the organizations FP&A, Pricing Strategy, and Workforce Excellence functions.   

Before joining Encore, Gillis served as Vice President at Pritzker Private Capital, a middle market private equity firm in Chicago where he focused on the origination, evaluation, and execution of platform and add-on acquisitions in the manufactured products and services sectors. Prior to Pritzker Private Capital, Gillis worked at New York-based investment bank Credit Suisse in the firms Retail & Consumer Investment Banking Group.

Gillis earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Craig Hill

Senior Vice President, US Venue Operations

Craig Hill was named as Senior VP, US Venue Operations for Encore in September 2020. Prior to this role, Hill served as SVP, Venues (East Coast), from 2018-2020, and SVP, Venues (Northeast Division), from 2012-2017. He is responsible for leading all aspects related to Event Technology Operations, resulting in successful meetings and events throughout the US.

Hill began his career in Event Technology in 1999 with Swank Audio Visuals, starting as Regional Manager for the Washington D.C. area. He was promoted to Divisional VP for the Eastern Division in 2006. Prior to joining Swank, he worked for the ServiceMaster Company, LLP, and Pitney Bowes in various leadership roles.

Hill earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C.

Outside of work, Hill and his family support an endowment for lung cancer research created in honor of his sister through the University of Pittsburgh. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife Tracy, son Bailey, and two basset hounds. He enjoys working outside, continually trying to perfect his backyard. Hill also has a strong allegiance to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins.

Annette Moody

Senior Vice President, Production Group

Annette Moody serves as Senior Vice President, Production Group for Encore. She joined Encore in 2002 as Regional Vice President of Operations, and was later named to Vice President of Product Management, followed by Senior Vice President of Product Management, Workforce, Specialty Services & Supply Chain. She is currently responsible for Encore’s U.S. Production team, Las Vegas, Hargrove Operations, and Supply Chain.

She is energized by Encore’s unique ability to support end-to-end visions for customers and in thousands of locations around the globe. The mission is to continue to build upon the current foundation to create incredible customer experiences.

Moody came to Encore with 11 years of experience in managing supply and operations, including six years for a division of Panasonic. In her career, she has led operations, product management and supply chain teams, and supported a customer base consisting of large technology companies.

Moody earned her bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication with an emphasis in Business Management from The Ohio State University.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and attending events. She is a die-hard sports fan, especially for the Chicago Cubs, Blackhawks, Bears and Ohio State Buckeyes.

Andy Nichols

Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

Andy Nichols was appointed Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships in January 2020. His primary focus is enhancing global hotel chain venue partnership engagements, new and renewal concession contracting, relations, innovation, and driving value and productivity.

Andy has been instrumental in the growth of the industry of hotel outsourced audiovisual and technology services since 1981. As one of the original employees with Atlanta-based Total Audio-Visual Services, Inc. (TAVS), he remained with the company in various executive level sales and operational roles through mergers and acquisitions with GE Capital/Technology Management Services, Caribiner Communications, AVT, Encore Event Technologies, and Audio Visual Services Corporation (formerly PSAV).

Andy’s long-term support and ongoing involvement in the hospitality industry’s national associations allow him to regularly monitor the trends and needs of meeting planners and hotel partners. This allows him to ensure the services and technology the organization provides are cutting edge and targeted to maximize productivity and to help clients meet their goals and objectives.

Born and raised in Atlanta, Ga., where he still maintains his residence, Andy earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University. In his free time, he supports the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Atlanta Food Bank and Georgia Alliance for Children, and enjoys playing guitar, golf, motorcycle touring, lake living and college football.

John Rissi

Senior Vice President, Customer, and Industry Relations

John is the Senior Vice President, Customer, and Industry Relations.  John’s focus is to create a persistent focus on the customer in the actions the company takes and to drive the organization to work together for optimum customer experience delivery.  In addition, John works with event industry organizations to further the purpose, mission, and values of Encore.  Prior to taking on this role in August of 2020, John was Senior Vice President, Sales, with responsibility for our global sales organization and all venue sales activities.

John has over 38 years of experience in the event technology industry and has held numerous positions within Encore in sales, operations, and executive management.  John is a member of the Encore executive team and resides in the Pacific Northwest.  John graduated with a BS in business from Grand Canyon University.  John has been involved with numerous industry organizations and has served on the MPI Foundation Board, the Event Industry Council’s APEX (Accepted Practices Exchange) Standards Committee (Chair in 2016-17) and most recently is on the boards of the US Travel Association and the Meetings Mean Business coalition.

John’s passions are wine, traveling, outdoor activities and especially exploring the Great Pacific Northwest.

Darius Vaskelis

Chief Product and Digital Officer

Darius leads Encore’s global IT organizations and is responsible for expansion and development of Encore's digital products organizations. He has built teams to tackle the challenges of transitioning from legacy processes and creating new digital products alongside Encore's business leaders and customers. His mission is more than designing and developing world-class digital solutions; it is to transform Encore and its industry.

Darius has extensive experience as a leader and innovator in a number of tech, digital, sales, and consultancy roles.  Prior to Encore, Darius was a partner with OneWindow, a sales consultancy focused on improving sales strategy, alignment, application and sales operations where his clients were largely technology firms.

Prior to OneWindow, Darius was senior vice president and managing director of CRM at Tectonic, a leading technology and business services company that acquired Sakonent, a CRM consulting firm where Darius was co-founder and CEO. Sakonent was recognized by industry analysts as a top firm in its field, particularly for work with the latest technology platforms like Salesforce.com. Under his leadership, the firm grew to delivering solutions for commercial and nonprofit clients in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America.

Prior to Sakonent, Darius was CEO of Safepole, an innovative durable medical equipment firm. In this role, he was responsible for bringing a new patient care device successfully to market.  In addition, his background at Cognizant, Hambra Consulting and Inforte has included managing leadership, delivery and sales of strategy and technology consulting business units, and as part of Inforte's executive leadership team, integrating a major acquisition after helping drive a successful IPO.

Darius previously served as Director of Information Systems at Hospitality Resources Incorporated (HRI)/Presentation Services Audiovisual (PSAV), where he was responsible for strategic planning and operations management technology implementations.

Darius is frequently cited as an expert in technology and business strategy and has been published and quoted in various business and trade publications. He is also a frequent speaker at industry and nonprofit conferences and trade shows.  Darius holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Illinois.

Dustin Worley

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

With more than 17 years of experience across consulting, investment banking, private equity investing and operational leadership, Dustin Worley has served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development since April 2024. In this capacity, he is responsible for corporate strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, growth initiatives, and revenue management and enablement.

Dustin joined Encore in 2016 to lead the FP&A organization before transitioning into operations to lead the organization’s Center of Excellence Performance Improvement team in October 2017. In September 2020, he was named Senior Vice President of International in which he oversaw Encore operations in Latin America, Canada, EMEA and APAC.

Prior to joining Encore, Dustin served as Vice President at Peak Rock Capital, a private equity firm in Austin, Texas. Prior to Peak Rock, Dustin was a consultant with Bain and Company for three years, working across numerous industries out of the firm’s Chicago and Mumbai offices. Prior to Bain, Dustin worked in several professional service and principal investing organizations, including Stephens Inc., American Capital, and GTCR.

Dustin earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University and his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Outside the office, he enjoys running, traveling with his family, and spending time with his wife, two kids and dog.

Regional Leadership

Our leadership team of seasoned hospitality-focused experts define industry standards around the world.

Neal Tritton

Managing Director Mexico

Neal Tritton was appointed Encore Mexico’s Managing Director in February 2020. His extensive experience and ability as a leader in various sectors played a key role into his appointment as the ideal executive to lead the company on the right path even in the most unstable moments like the COVID-19 crisis.

Neal has more than 20 years of experience in the media sector.  Worked for Editorial Televisa holding various positions including General Manager of Peru, Neal also served as Principal of Kandeo and prior to joining PSAV served as CEO of Robb Report magazine for Mexico.

Neal has a Bachelor´s degree in international relations from the Universidad Iberoamericana and his MBA, from a joint program between the UCLA Anderson School of Management and the Adolfo Ibáñez Santiago de Chile Business School.

As a leader motivated by the strength that all the members of the company demonstrate on a daily basis; Neal praises the name of encore as a strategic guide in Mexico with great vision for expansion in Latin America. ENCORE events that transform.

Fernando Masini

National Operations Director

Fernando Masini offers a quality standard to all business partners as Vice President of Operations in Mexico. Connecting and inspiring people have been the guidelines that have distinguished its work, promoting the development of work teams and promoting the growth of each one through honest and professional relationships with the customers.

As a communications graduate from Universidad Del Norte Santo Tomas de Aquino, he initially worked in different media, as a journalist, announcer and host of TV programs. After his arrival in Mexico from Argentina, he joined the PSAV family in 2005, performing various operational and executive functions, and later in 2010 he was appointed City Director in Mexico City. Later, he served as Regional Director and in 2016 he entered as Operations Director thanks to the great value and professionalism he brought to our company.

Fernando Massini, leader committed to quality and support brought to each customer thanks to the excellent direction and capacity of the team of technicians who bring you an unbeatable event experience.

Salvador Salazar

Direct Customer Sales Director

With great responsibility, commitment and pride to be part of the great Encore family, Salvador Salazar leads the Sales team of the Direct Clients and Meeting Planners segment with high service orientation.

He joined PSAV in 1999 holding the position of Sales Manager in CDMX and in various operations, serving accounts such as Maritz, ITA, HPE, Motorola, L’OREAL, Jack Morton, Phillip Morris, among others; Likewise, he has led various PSAV events in Latin America.

Graduated in Administration from the Intercontinental University with a Postgraduate Degree in Sales from the Tecnológico de Monterrey, he served as Tour Manager in Massive and Artistic events in Mexico and the US.

Salvador Salazar, a leader committed to helping different organizations and companies transmit their philosophy, achieve their goals and create memorable experiences for each customer. Encore Events that transform!

Cecilia Blancarte

Field Sales & Marketing Director

With extensive experience within the hotel industry and with the support of 10 years as Sales Manager in the main hotel chains, Cecilia Blancarte leads the Sales team of the Hotels and Venues segment, providing great support to Sales Managers innovating with the development of tools, products and services based on the detection of commercial needs in the industry.

Thanks to her creative vision and great capacity for analysis, she managed to re-imagine the experience of customers in relation to the company's products and services, offering a new and fresh perspective that contributes to the success of our company.

Cecilia Blancarte, a leader committed to the world-class value and excellence that Encore provides to all of its customers and business partners. Encore, events that transform!

Javier Medina

Digital Services Director

Ulises Hernandez

Integrated Solutions Director

Ulises Hernández is responsible for fixed installation audiovisual projects in the commercial, corporate and hotel sectors. The perspective and perfection applied to each of the projects he leads, have position the company in Latin America in the area of ​​integrations.

He is a communications and electronics engineer graduated from the Escuela Superior de Ingeniería Mecánica y Eléctrica del IPN, he also has a master's degree in business administration from the Escuela Superior de Comercio y Administración del IPN. With a professional career in the systems integration sector of more than 15 years, he has served as Installer, technical support and engineering, collaborating on a large number of projects in the residential, corporate and hotel sectors. He joined the Encore family in 2015, as Engineering Manager of the Integration area and later in 2018 he took on the responsibility of integration management.

Ulises Hernández, a leader committed to the quality in the execution of each project, taking full advantage of the benefits that technology offers us, providing functionality and style to each space.

Monica Mendez

Human Resources Director

Motivated by the great potential and commitment that each member of the company has, Mónica Méndez directs and provides support to the most important resource in our organization, “All its staff”.

With a proven track record of successful and impactful design and delivery, with strategic interventions in complex and dynamic organizations, she brings excellence and depth / breadth as an HR Generalist.

She has solid foundations thanks to her experience as a Human Resources executive and Business Partner, bilingual and multicultural with a background of more than 28 years of experience in important national and multinational companies in different industries such as: Audio & Video, pharmaceuticals, information technology , construction, services and consumption, for Mexico and LATAM

Mónica Méndez is a successful leader committed to our company, charting a course of action with the strategic direction of internal talent, reaching goals and transforming our vision into reality.

Angeles Islas

Finance Director