Drew Jones, PhD

Drew Jones, Ph.D., is an organizational consultant, management professor, and writer. He has consulted with large and small firms over the past 15 years, and has written three books, including the first book (co-written) on coworking. His most recent book, The Fifth Age of Work: How Companies Can Re-Design Work to be More Innovative in a Cloud Economy– provides a roadmap to a future world of work. He has been involved in coworking since 2007, and most recently was co-owner and partner at Conjunctured Coworking– Austin, Texas’ first coworking space. He is based in Austin, Texas.

Drew has been a speaker at the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC), Steelcase Workspring, Bisnow, IFMA, Gensler Consulting Summit, Conference Board, and SXSW on the topics of culture, space, design, leadership.


David Walker

One of the original pioneers of the global coworking movement, David has over a decade of experience working in the coworking industry. Prior to co-founding OpenWork Agency, David co-founded and led operations at Conjunctured (2008-2014) in Austin, one of the original 50 coworking spaces in the world. Conjunctured received global acclaim for not only being an innovative workspace alternative, but also for its unique community-first approach to work and thought leadership in the coworking industry. Today, there are over 28,000 spaces across the world. David’s personal mission is to help evolve outdated models of work into dynamic, ecosystems of collaboration.

Trent Sultemeier

Trent is the founder of Atmosphere, an Austin-based company that combines team-building services and flexible office space. Well-versed in business process and operations with 15 years prior experience at VMWare, Apple, Dell and multiple startups. Trent is driven by the idea that work can be engaging and people-focused. Specializing in facilitating workshops and team meetings, he's worked with clients ranging from small startups to Fortune 100 clients, leveraging human-focused and innovative processes to break down communication walls and help push teams forward.

Michael Powell

Michael Powell

Michael is a professional cultural anthropologist working at the intersection of human insights, experience design, and organizational cultures. He is a connector-of-dots and behind-the-scenes supporter. He’s results-driven, and always seeking solutions that improve lives. A common thread across his favorite projects are institutions of everyday life—from improving grocery stores and workplaces, to exploring subjects of casual conversation and the emotional challenges of busy families. These daily habits shape us in profound and yet easily taken-for-granted ways.


Sven Govaars

Sven has over 35 years experience in architecture, real estate, and workplace consulting with an expertise in transition management. His background allows him to help clients generate powerful insights - amplifying the strength and actions of their people, teams and organization. Sven explores central questions to align work, workers and the workplace. Today being “in solution” means focusing on what matters most and resolving today’s challenges while embracing future possibilities.

Sven is a Certified Prosci Change Practitioner, Denison Certified Partner, and Fitwel Ambassador. He holds a Master in Corporate Real Estate (MCR) and Senior Leader in Corporate Real Estate (SLCR) from CoreNet Global. He is a trained facilitator from the Institute of Culture Affairs (ICA). Sven currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Vanessa Sans

OpenWork International Affiliate, Spain

Vanessa Sans since 2015 is helping organisations and entrepreneurs to embrace new models of the collaborative economy, specifically coworking and coliving.
She began her career in the industry at Utopicus in 2011, one of the biggest coworking players in Spain. In 2012, she founded Transforma Barcelona, a coworking space encouraging the creative and cultural industry. She has been the core team member of Coworking Europe and Coworking Spain conferences from 2013 until 2018, the Coworking Africa Conference and Coworking India Conference from 2015 to 2017 produced by SocialWorkplaces. She actually is running the coworking agency Happy Working Lab.

Foto Marco Alexandra Ramió

Alexandra Ramió

OpenWork International Affiliate, Spain

Alexandra Ramió is enthusiastic about new business models and innovation since she graduated and launched her first business as cofounder team of SocialCar, disruptive car rental solution and peer to peer platform in 2011. Then in 2016 she started working in the hospitality sector and restaurants in the sales and operations departments. In 2019 she joined Utopicus, one of the biggest operators in Spain, as space manager of its different buildings in Barcelona. In 2020, she joined Happy Working Lab as coworking and coliving consultant.

Phalkun Mey

Mey Phalkun

OpenWork International Affiliate, Cambodia

Managing Partner, Phalkun Commercial - The first and only commercial real estate firm in Cambodia with professional expertise in the flexible office sector. This CRE firm has become well known across the capital city, Phnom Penh, within top real estate companies, major tenant networks, investors and even public sectors. Since 2017 the firm has expanded within the commercial real estate industry by creating values and profitability through strategic redevelopment and repositioning of underutilized properties.