Our Team

Our core team has been working together since 1998. We’ve all handled one of the case studies you’ve seen. So, when you see us,  you know you have the very best in the industry.

 
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Josh Kaufman

President

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As President, Josh manages the technical operations and leads our business development. He loves to be challenged by client requests and deliver what most people consider to be impossible. He also still leads meetings on all continents. None on Antarctica. Yet.

Before joining Covision, Josh received his bachelors from UC Irvine in 1992 in Experimental Psychology and a Masters in Clinical Psychology from The California School of Professional Psychology. His first job was determining the mental stability of the defendants for the City of Berkeley Municipal Court. Oh the things Josh has heard.

In 1996, Josh wanted to find a balance between his psychology background and his love of all things technical. Covision was the perfect fit bringing together technology and group process to change how people worked together. Josh joined in 1996 as Production Manager, became Vice President in 1998, COO in 2005 and President in 2010.


Christian first joined Covision in 1998, cutting his teeth as a project manager before moving to the consulting arm. In his first ten years with the company, he learned how to listen to clients’ desired outcomes and how to leverage technology to meet those goals. In 2009, he went to SpotMe, a mobile event app provider. In his 8 years there he moved from Director of Sales to CEO, always leading with his belief that the combination of great meeting design and cutting edge technology could unlock the true potential of meetings and events. He’s now brought his passion and 20 years experience in the industry back to Covision to lead the team into its next phase of growth.

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Christian Saucedo

CEO

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Lenny Lind

Founder, Chairman, and Senior Consultant

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Before founding Covision, Lenny was a geologist, a pilot and a freelance photographer. The third time was indeed a charm, as Lenny quickly became the go-to photographer for Bay Area businesses. After a few years, he also began offering videographer services and started filming corporate meetings.

It didn’t take too long before Lenny saw a pattern emerge: meetings were one-sided and lacked any kind of group dynamic, understanding or consensus. That’s when Covision was born along with a new industry—interactive meetings.

Today Lenny still helps with meeting design, supports his incredibly talented staff and, together with Karl Danskin, wrote a new book on the power of interactivity in large meetings. His other books are listed here. Even after leading hundreds of sessions, Lenny still finds great gratification in bringing good ideas to life in a meeting and hearing both the kudos and relief from his clients.

Outside of the office, Lenny enjoys photography (it’s more of a hobby nowadays), running a coffee farm with his wife and feeding a herd of 3 cats, 3 dogs, 6 turkeys, 8 ducks, 3 parakeets, 2 canaries and 1 horse.


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Tracy Cone

Director of Operations

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As Director of Operations, Tracy coordinates and oversees production for all of Covision’s meetings around the world. She is our behind-the-scenes secret weapon, ensuring all of the details are buttoned up, all plans are underway and all cats are herded. Yes, Tracy is calm under pressure.

With Bachelors and Masters degrees in both Economics and French, it is safe to say Tracy’s favorite meetings have to do with the French Economy. But, she loves working with all clients.

Before joining Covision, Tracy spent eight years as a Regional Manager for a high school study abroad company where she marketed, organized and managed over 200 international group trips for students. Before that, she was a professional golfer on LPGA Futures Tour for four years. See? Nerves of steel.

Tracy was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, lives in Oakland and works out of our Oakland office. She has competed two Ironman triathlons and is hooked. Not a bad accomplishment to go with two NCAA Golf Team Championship titles and, the best title of all, Aunt Tracy.


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Todd Erickson

Senior Consultant

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In addition to being a senior consultant working with clients to design and facilitate engaging interactive meetings, Todd directs the business development efforts, seeking to identify clients who can truly benefit from Covision’s offer and introduce them to the unique value that Covision brings.

Todd enjoys helping clients to surface breakthrough ideas that only come from having the ability to consider all perspectives.

Todd received his masters in Interdisciplinary Art from San Francisco State University. It was at this time that he came to understand that the challenges we face—in organizations, communities and across the globe—are complex and require tapping into the collective intelligence of all stakeholders in order to create sustainable change. 

Todd resides in Santa Monica, CA. He is out to create harmony in the World and brings that out through his piano playing and study of improv. He is proud of his two teen-aged children Leo and Holly who inspire him and share his passion for life.


Think of us as the Agenda Gurus.

For over 20 years, Covision has led the field of designing and
producing interactive meetings. We’ve seen and heard it all. 
And we’d love to hear from you, too.