Elizabeth Riegel  |  President & CEO

In a 30-year career spanning new product development and market research services for Fortune 500 companies, Elizabeth has helped numerous companies grow and present themselves to the world in innovative new ways. Her experience includes creative development, marketing, branding and communications for technology companies, and much more. She has a special focus on consortium management for maintaining and growing technical standards organizations. Her creative approach to solving problems is tempered by her pragmatic approach to business, bringing energy to her client strategies and helping them move rapidly forward.

Email: elizabeth at goldstandardgroup.com  /  Location: Northern California, USA

Andrew Riegel  |  COO

Andrew provides oversight of all finance, accounting, and reporting activities, as well as working with the board and the senior leadership team on financial management strategy and to contribute to the development of the organization’s strategic goals. Andrew works with program leaders and their staffs to make sure that the entire GSG team has the resources and tools necessary to get the job done, and he manages HR and IT functions.

With a background in sales and finance, Andrew has been working in finance and organizational management for 12 years, including managing the IT and equipment for several clients and at countless events.

Email: andrew at goldstandardgroup.com  /  Location: Colorado, USA

Glenn Fredericks  |  Director of Resources

Glenn brings a wealth of business knowledge and management skills to the team. His areas of expertise include human resource management, customer-focused service delivery, and client service-based technology applications, drawing from a diverse range of work experience. For example, he managed a 3000-person housing and catering operation for a mining camp in northern Alberta in Canada. He also served as operations manager for a start-up technology firm, contributing to a three-fold growth in the company within five years. Glenn’s work in various service industries has given him a full understanding of customer needs, how to tailor solutions for those needs, and his role as a contributing member in support of businesses of all sizes. In his role with the Gold Standard Group, Glenn participates in the overall management of the company to ensure that the business and financial models are consistent with the company’s goals.

Email: glenn at goldstandardgroup.com  /  Location: Halifax, Canada

James Riordon  |  Webmaster

In addition to providing valuable web strategy and management services to Gold Standard Group’s clients, James is the owner of Out of Control Inc, a website development and management company founded in 1994. After building his first computer at 12 years of age, James went on to study Systems Analysis and RDBMS in college. With 15 years in the pre-press and desktop publishing industry, and 18 years managing Linux servers and doing Systems Analysis and programming with Linux, Apache, PHP and MySQL for clients and his own company, James brings a strong technical foundation to any company needing web-based services.

Email: jriordon at outofcontrol.ca  /  Location: Montreal, Canada

Kathleen Mattson  |  Product Marketing Director

Kathleen has been involved in high-tech marketing for the last 25+ years. Her experience includes marketing and technical writing and editing, general marcom, web architecture design and management, project management, application design, database programming, and business development. She is the principle of Miller & Mattson, specializing in producing references cards and providing communications consulting services. For Gold Standard Group, Kathleen wields a mighty spreadsheet (and MS Project file) as she serves as cat-herder and content-wrangler, taming the wild schedule and generally helping to make things happen.

Email: kathleen at millermattson.com  /  Location: Portland, Oregon

Kim Stowe  |  Corporate Marketing Director

Kim is both a strategic thinker and down-to-business tactician. She has more than 20 years of experience helping companies create market leading brands, from the startup to the major global company. Her skill comes in the unique blending of corporate and product marketing and PR programs that maximize sales goals, while promoting business to business relationships and advocating new consumer usage models. Kim believes in doing good work for good people, making her an ideal part of the Gold Standard Group team. She holds a BA in Journalism and Mass Communications. For more about Kim visit @Kimstowe on Twitter and LinkedIn, and Stowe Consulting on Facebook.

Email: kim at stoweconsulting.com  /  Location: Planet Earth

Angela Cheng  |  Chinese Marketing & Business Development

Angela Cheng is based in Beijing, China. With an education in finance and years of experience working in multiple industries, she provides highly professional business development, localization, and support services. Angela started her career as an interpreter and has a thorough understanding of Chinese and Western business cultures. This combined with her marketing skills, business knowledge, and experience with major Chinese enterprises makes her a valuable asset in helping clients achieve their business goals. With Gold Standard Group, Angela provides one-station solutions, includes market research, localization consulting, event planning and coordinating, business development, marketing, and other related activities.

Email: angela at goldstandardgroup.com  /  Location: Beijing, China

Michelle Clark  |  Events Director

Michelle brings many years of experience in hospitality management and large-scale events planning to the Gold Standard Group team. In her role as Events Coordinator she plans and executes small and large (100+ attendees) conferences and events throughout the year in cities across the globe. As our clients grow, so does their need for cost-effective event planning. Michelle’s careful attention to detail in working with vendors is highly valued by our member companies. Michelle’s commitment to the goals of GSG and to those of our clients shows through in everything she does. She is a personable problem solver and a great asset to the team.

Email: michelle at goldstandardgroup.com  /  Location: Colorado, USA

Dominic Agoro-Ombaka  |  Design & Animation

Dominic is an artist with a concentration in graphic design, industrial design, 3d animation, compositing, and literally any other visual challenge that looks interesting. In his 10-year career, he has worked on everything from simple flyers to television commercials, military visualization, and accident reconstruction.

In 2010 he founded Agorodesign LLC, a small design consultancy based in New Orleans, LA, an he is currently responsible for all of GSG’s visual communications needs including tradeshow materials, branding, and web design.

Email: dominic at agorodesign.com  /  Location: New Orleans, LA