Executive Team

Meet the innovators and most experienced leaders in virtual environments

Michael Nelson

Chief Executive Officer
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Mike leads the 6Connex vision to realize the potential of Virtual Environments globally. With 15 years as a recognized thought leader in the space, he’s got a rare perspective that comes from hands-on experience in sales, marketing, business development and strategic direction for virtual environment platforms.

Mike is the former VP of Worldwide Sales at ON24 where he successfully hit record revenue growth by aligning sales and marketing, as well as building a global direct and channel sales organization.

Mike doesn’t plan to spend much time in the office. He’ll execute the 6Connex mission by spending most of his time with clients gathering feedback that drives the development of a platform that leaves clients breathless. Mike holds a degree from the University of California at Davis.


Bill Cosgrove

Chief Financial Officer
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Bill leads the financial and accounting aspects for 6Connex, fueled by his passion for helping companies succeed. With a blend of both startup experience and senior accounting roles, Bill brings invaluable perspective to the role of CFO. Bill’s former positions include CFO of a venture capital backed startup Longitude System and Director at Capstone. In addition, Bill has co-founded two startup companies. Bill holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Villanova University.

Bill’s goal (in addition to keeping the books in order) is to ensure a smooth experience for customers when it comes to their financial interactions with 6Connex.


Marc Goodell

EVP, Environments and Infrastructure
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Marc manages the infrastructure and environments that power the 6Connex Virtual Destination platform. During his 20-year career, Marc has earned a deep knowledge of enterprise architecture and software development at market leaders PeopleSoft, Oracle, and Workday. In his most recent role as Systems Engineer – Environments Management at Workday, Marc gained invaluable insight into true SaaS multi-tenanted platforms while scaling global day-to-day operations. Marc holds a degree in Statistics and Computer Science from the University of California at Davis.

Marc uses his extensive experience in enterprise software and environments, along with his insatiable curiosity of how things work, to ensure the infrastructure at 6Connex is first in its class to support Virtual Destinations around the globe.


Michael Goodell

EVP, Product Engineering
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Michael serves as product liaison to 6Connex clients, ensuring the easiest to use platform on the most cutting edge user interface in the industry. For over 20 years, Michael has worked directly with some of the largest corporations in the world. Michael spent 10 years as a Senior Principal Consultant – Advanced Technology Solutions at Oracle Corporation winning numerous company awards before spending 7 years as Senior Systems Engineer at Scientific Application International Corporation (SAIC). Michael holds a degree in Statistics with an emphasis in Mathematics from the University of California at Davis.

Michael utilizes his expertise with enterprise architecture, software development, and cloud computing to quickly and instinctively adapt to changes in our environment in order to deliver a superior Virtual Destination platform.


Joakim Jonsson

General Manager, EMEA
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Joakim manages the EMEA business for 6Connex, ensuring seamless support from sales through program success. An industry pioneer, Joakim has been leading teams in the virtual events and webcasting space since 1999, and he has helped to shape the virtual program strategy for global brands like Google, Deloitte The Economist and BP. His past positions include Regional Sales Director, APAC at ON24 and Head of Sales and Marketing at Virtue. Joakim holds a Bachelor degree in Business studies from Halmstad University, Sweden & CVNP, Bilbao, Spain.

Joakim’s passion is to create world-class online experiences. He believes the key to success is to focus on the strengths of online versus trying to replicate the physical world. He also has a difficult-to-explain habit of pushing it to the limit in extreme endurance events in remote part of the world.


Matt Simmons

General Counsel
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Matt Simmons serves as general counsel to 6Connex. With over two decades of experience in business law, corporate governance, securities law, transactional work, and commercial litigation to draw from, Matt is leading 6Connex’s management of high-level corporate governance and transactional needs, as well as supporting the 6Connex team’s day-to-day business dealings vis-à-vis vendors and clients.

Matt began his career at Skadden, Arps’ Delaware office doing corporate M&A litigation, before being recruited to work in Maryland at a boutique commercial law firm started by two former Howrey & Simon partners. In 2003, Matt founded his own law firm, where he worked with multiple early stage start-up companies, and represented investors and investees in numerous debt and equity funding transactions. Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Juris Doctor, which he earned magna cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center. He is an avid chess player.



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