Meet the Leadership Team


Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of Succevo, Mark has overall responsibility for the strategy of the company and the Meetingbox product, as well as day to day management of the company’s leadership team. He came to Succevo in January 2018, following a highly successful 30 year career with Accenture Strategy, where he led the Industrial and Travel industry vertical globally. He has a passion for growing businesses, and innovating with products and teams, to deliver new outcomes and new levels of performance.

Jochen Seefried


As Chairman and co-founder of Succevo, Jochen is responsible for controlling and overseeing all business operations, investments and ventures. A Meeting and Event industry veteran with more than 35 years of experience, Jochen has founded multiple successful companies and served in a variety of executive leadership positions for fast growing companies within the industry. Previously he acted for 8 years as CEO of Succevo, and during his leadership the company has developed from a mainly German software provider to a global enterprise with 4 locations worldwide.

“The digital revolution is changing not only entire industries, but also the way people work. Our mission is to provide a digital event platform, which enables our customers to provide a unique digital experience to their customers, and to their customers’ meetings and events.”

Mark Pearson, CEO

Boyko Velkov

Chief Technology Officer

As CTO and co-founder of Succevo, Boyko is responsible for developing and monitoring all technical aspects of Succevo’s strategy to ensure alignment with Succevo’s business goals. He oversees the technological SaaS infrastructure in the organization to ensure optimal performance. Furthermore, Boyko monitors changes or advancements in technology to discover ways the company can gain competitive advantage. Prior to Succevo, Boyko held a leadership position at the European Union (EU) being their youngest IT consultant. Boyko is a passionate chess player and lives with his family in Sofia.

Georg Schreiner

Head of Technical Sales

As Head of Technical Sales and co-founder of Succevo, Georg is responsible for developing and implementing sales strategies according to Succevo's goals and objectives to accelerate growth. Georg engages with the various sales and pre-sales teams within Succevo to assist and enable them in positioning, architecting, and fine-tuning solutions. He brings more than 20 years of management experience in the Meetings and Events industry and has a clear understanding of customers’ requirements to ensure their needs are being met. He lives close to Munich with his family.

Arun Khana

Director of Global Sales

As Director of Global Sales Arun is responsible for developing the worldwide trade industry markets with a special focus on travel organizations. Arun brings a wealth of expertise in the travel domain and a deep experience in international growth business. With over 25 years in the travel and hospitality industries, Arun has worked in strategic business lead positions with various international and global organizations such as The TUI Group, Japan Travel Bureau, The Lemon Tree hotels and more. Arun is an avid traveler and loves to cook, he lives in Munich.

Simone Greve

Head of HR

As HR Manager Simone is responsible for all regional and supra-regional HR processes in the company. She is also the contact person for our employees in all personnel matters. After completing her studies in economics, Simone spent several years in IT sales with well-known hardware manufacturers such as Compaq Computers and Lexmark before she moved to Human Resources. As a HR manager, she brings several years of experience in recruiting professionals and executives from small and medium sized businesses. Simone lives with her family near Munich. It is important for her, that companies keep the human touch in the digital age, regardless of its size.

Lucas Franz

Chief Sales Officer

As CSO of Succevo, Lucas is responsible for the leadership of the sales team at Succevo and responsible for all global sales activities. Lucas brings over 10 years of client and product management experience within the cloud software technology space. Previously, he was Product Manager for Webex Calling applications in the EMEA region at Cisco, the world leader of cloud based collaboration software and IT networking. Lucas holds a master’s degree in MSc Management of Innovation from the University of London and lives in Munich.

Sebastian Seefried

Chief Marketing Officer

As CMO of Succevo, Sebastian is responsible for all marketing functions and operations to support Succevo’s overall strategies and objectives. His area of responsibility includes developing and implementing product innovations or innovation-oriented corporate strategies. He is constantly “listening” to the latest trends in the MICE and IT industry to ensure Succevo’s product vision is successful. Sebastian holds a diploma degree in Economics from LMU Munich and lives in Munich.

“Technological innovations and disruption require agile software development to respond flexibly to constantly changing customer expectations.”

Boyko Velkov, CTO

Jinesh Mathew

Middle East Regional Lead

As Middle East Regional Lead of Succevo, Jinesh is responsible for Succevo’s commercial activity in the Middle East region acting as a central point of contact for existing and potential customers. Jinesh monitors effective territory sales, marketing strategies and partners with customers to understand their business needs, category-specific landscapes and trends. With over 10 years of experience beginning in the trenches of software development and extending to senior management position within the Kuoni Group, Jinesh has been a successful commercial IT officer bridging technology and business needs. He is passionate about making a difference in the lives of people with technology rather than just using it. He lives in Dubai with his family.

Christian Durst

Chief Financial Officer

As CFO of Succevo, Christian is driving the company’s financial planning and is responsible for our team of financial controllers. Christian performs effective risk management and plans the organization’s development strategy. Prior to that, Christian worked as a Senior Consultant specialising in leading cross-functional business teams to deliver projects within hospitality industry. His passion is to help organizations develop their growth strategy. He lives in Munich with his family.