Leadership with purpose

Our Leadership Team

As Message Blocks continues to establish itself as one of the top emerging event technology companies, its team aggressively continues to grow. Our leadership team consists of multiple event industry experts, proven financial professionals, and an outstanding customer service and sales team.

Len Gauger

Leonard Gauger, President and CEO

With over 8 years of hospitality and conference logistics industry experience, Leonard (Len) leads the vision and strategy of Message Blocks. He brings a unique balance of experience in both planning and hospitality and has a fundamental understanding of the problems and opportunities event teams, hoteliers and facilities face everyday. He brings an unmatchable drive for improving the life of planners and their teams. As a conference planner Len was sitting at his desk many years ago planning a conference along with his team and the mission for Message Blocks became clear: “There has to be a way to keep facilitating event planning and team communications without spending all of my time doing it manually.” It was that day that the journey of Message Blocks began. Since then he has continued his vision of a holistic approach to events within an open environment that empowers and complements event and conference leadership.

Anthony Byram

Kurt Kowitz, Chief Technology Officer

Kurt joined Message Blocks in February of 2013 to help execute Message Blocks technological vision and execution. His responsibilities include overseeing the engineering team, implementing the company’s technology roadmap and mentoring and nurturing engineering team members. Kurt has spent 15 years in information technology and web development, solving problems and developing tools to help others solve their problems. He now leads the charge in a prominent role opening the event technology landscape helping planners and executives gain valuable, actionable information to help them plan more successful events.

Jeremy Wdowik

Jeremy Wdowik, Software Engineer Team Lead

Jeremy Joined Message Blocks in June of 2015 to help develop the technology, UI, and product of Message Blocks. Jeremy has experience being a developer at large companies including ADP (Auto Data Processing) and Boeing. He also has experience working in a small setting, doing contract work for start-ups in Ann Arbor, as well as building websites at his company, Jolly Goat (jollygoat.com).