Team

We live LIVE

Curiosity is our driver: We love to discover industries and trends, to explore needs and to meet people. We are delighted to work interdisciplinary and to strengthen ourselves with partners who share our passion. With transparency and trust, we create a climate in which we grow together. Achieving our clients’ business goals and their personal success is most important to us.

Bernadette Ochsner

Partner | Chief Growth Officer

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Bernadette gained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Communications and a Master’s in Marketing (eMBA) in Zurich while working part time. She has been working in the live communication industry at different agencies since 2009. She has been an indispensable figure at Live Lab since joining us.


«Encounters with people is what makes life worthwhile. Those experiences make us who we are. Encounters surprise and inspire, they create lasting memories and expand our horizons. Curating unforgettable experiences is what drives me.»

Carlo Angelini

Stage Designer

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Carlo Angelini studied specialist set design in Vienna. Following a seven-year collaboration with Florian Wieder, during which the pair produced sets for names including Stefan Raab, he founded angelini design in 2005. He is active in both domestic and international show business, and lives for the stage. He has already received numerous awards for his work. Angelini design has been part of the Messerli Group since 2013.

 

«I use my set and space designs to turn messages into visual experiences, thus increasing the impact of an encounter.»

Christine J. Thienemann

Partner | Chief Operating Officer

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+41 79 750 53 55

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After nine years at Avantgarde in Munich and Berlin, Christine was appointed head of event services at BMW Motorsport in Munich and Hinwil. In 2009 Christine moved to South Africa, where she worked as business unit director at Leo Burnett in Cape Town.


«Living in a digital world, implicates that encounters are becoming more and more predictable. Some remain meaningless, others have the power to change our lives. My goal is to create unforgettable experiences that linger longer in one’s memory.
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Hendrik Schenk

Production Manager

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Hendrik studied media technology, popular music and media, which aroused an interest in extraordinary meeting concepts and production challenges. He has been working as a project and production manager since 2006.


«Personal encounters create a sense of trust and have an immediate effect. For me, they form the basis of any professional, inspiring partnership. Every encounter is different and allows new ideas and perspectives to be voiced.
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Irene Crescenti

Project Manager

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+41 79 586 74 97

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Irene studied politics and law at the University of Zurich and, after six years in the Swiss Live Communication sector, has a wealth of accumulated experience to draw upon whenever her unique skillset is required.

 

«The perfect encounter is a ‘wow effect’. It emerges from a pattern that can be compared to the composition of a work of art or piece of music – namely when different dynamic elements merge into a harmonious whole, in an almost magical way

Jonathan Schwarz

Creative Director

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+41 78 665 82 80

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After completing his master’s in theology, Jonathan switched to the live communication sector in 2013 and completed a bachelor’s degree in media and cultural studies at the same time. After two positions at agencies in Cologne and Zurich and international awards for his conceptual work, Jonathan joined Live Lab as Creative Director in 2020.

 

«Live communication is the new melting pot for real and digital encounters. Every day I am curious to see how we can redesign this moment of encounter and create a space for inspiration.»

Kate Foster

Senior Project Manager

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After gaining a bachelors in Human Geography and a masters in Sustainable Development in London, Kate entered the world of project management. Her travels then brought her to Switzerland to manage projects and events.


«In an era of hyper stimulation our senses are often overloaded, and we are rarely present. When an encounter captures our full attention and deeply resonates, it creates a lasting impact. There should be more moments like this, where and whenever possible.»

Kyle Dean Snyman

Project Manager

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+41 79 442 27 47

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After a two-year stint with the Swiss Air Force, Kyle decided to join the Events industry in 2014. After spending his first two years on the agency side, he decided to switch to corporate and spent another two years seeing how things worked from that side. Since then, he’s been involved in the implementation of a number of events, such as get-togethers and product roadshows, as well as major festival activations.

 

«People interact each day without really reacting to one another. That’s exactly why I strive to cause reactions.»

Lela Weinland

Junior Project Manager

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After obtaining her university degree in Tourism & Event Management in Dusseldorf, as well as successfully completing her study program, Lela moved to Zurich. There she began her career in Communication and Business Events at Renault Switzerland – while in 2018, she was welcomed as a member of the Live Lab team.

 

«An encounter is meant to resonate in people’s minds. It becomes a key event in the form of memories and emotions that remain sustainably anchored. To me, the diversity of encounters is their most thrilling characteristic. The exchange and cooperation with diverse people, cultures and industries inspires and motivates me every day.»

Lena Fritz

Junior Concepter

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After studying Biological Sciences in Constance and Scotland, Lena built a bridge towards Live Communication by working in PR for the environmental sector. Now she is thinking creatively and conceptually for Live Lab.

 

«In old age we look back on our life and talk about the things we experienced and the people we met. We cannot plan which encounter or experience affects a person in the long run – but we can strive towards creating interactions with the potential to do so.»

Maximilian Souchay

Managing Partner | Founder

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Maximilian studied marketing in Bern and culture management and drama in Liverpool. Before founding Live Lab in 2015, he held a range of management positions within the event industry.


«Personal encounters are inspiring, enrich our lives and are fun. I am driven by a desire to make the right settings even more perfect for the occasion.»

Miriam Rivas

Head of Content

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Strong stories were already important when she started out as a project manager for large-scale events. As an autodidact, she set up a film production company together with Romeo in 2013, where she created numerous commissioned films from conception to editing. Through her assignments as a sequence director and production manager, she is closely linked to the live communication sector and combines the skills of moving images and events in persona.

«Beautiful encounters are like fuel for our hearts: My job is to deal with people and topics in such a way that they can develop properly in front of the camera. In this way, fleeting moments are captured permanently. “

Romeo Janczer

Head of Content

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After two years of training in “3D animations and visual effects”, Romeo worked as a compositor and director in various production companies. Together with Miriam, he founded his own film production company in 2013, and managed and implemented various projects in the field of commissioned films.

«I am fascinated by people’s stories. For me, these individual encounters, all the crazy, moving and also upsetting stories together form the essence of togetherness, of communication and mutual understanding. With our movies, we give these stories a modern form of narration. “

Xuan Li

Junior Project Manager

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+41 79 159 82 98

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Xuan gained hands-on experience in event management during and after studying «Asian Studies and Management: China». This led her via Konstanz, Shanghai and London to the Live Lab Team in Zurich.

 

«In today’s digital age of social media touching people with events is more important than ever. The personal encounter with a brand and the active experience forms the basis for a successful live communication.»

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Benefits of the Messerli Group

Full service at good conditions: Live Lab offers you 360° access to all the resources and experience of the Messerli Group. Our aim is to always guarantee the most successful outcome.

Digital stays, Live wins

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03/2021 | How does content become relevant content?

Hybrid events are a new medium

03/2021 | Seamless experience as the key to long-term live communication

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