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Sophie Lal

Founder & CEO

“Conferencing is today a fascinating technology that keeps challenging the boundaries of distance, time and communication quality! Witnessing and helping the way organizations benefit from it by sharing knowledge and caring support with passion, is the true everyday real reward.”

Sophie grew up in Paris, France where she received her B.A in Marketing and International Business from ISC (Institut Supérieur du Commerce) Business School. She started with Genesys Conferencing in the Paris sales department; Genesys was then the pioneer of automated conferencing and a small startup.

In 1995, Sophie moved to Denver, Colorado in order to complete her M.B.A at CU while serving as a consultant for Fortune 500 companies such as France Telecom (Orange) and US West (CenturyLink), as well as emerging high-tech companies in both Europe and the US. With the help of partners and key investors, Sophie launched MeetingOne in 1999, in downtown Denver.

Sophie takes pride in seeing MeetingOne prosper by empowering customers and their different use cases, all over the world, with the best audio and web conferencing technology supported by the best personalized customer service.

Always striving to achieve better user experiences for her customers, Sophie follows a model of excellence which is the basis for future MeetingOne’s success.


Joseph Rinaudo

EMEA General Manager

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

Joseph joined MeetingOne in 2009 as General Manager Europe. An Engineer with a degree from the Grenoble National Polytechnique Institute in France, he started his career with France Telecom in 1971 in charge of several key economic business studies until 1980.

Joseph spent the next ten years as General Manager of SMT Goupil, a French computer manufacturer linked to France Telecom.

He then led Newscreen Communications, a consulting firm specialized in the field of communications and services. Joseph conducted there, for eight years, strategic activities including the development of Jabber Inc. in the European market and various important projects for Adobe France.

Joseph directs the European branch of MeetingOne with the same drive and motivation that fuels all of MeetingOne’s efforts to thrive.


Mariline Ballester

Customer Service Director Europe

“Anticipation is already action.”

Mariline ensures that the European Customer Service team provides the best possible customized support and training to MeetingOne’s customers for all audio and web conferencing products.

Graduated with a degree in Foreign Languages Applied to Economy from the University of Montpellier (France) and professional retraining in the computer field, she worked at IBM and in smaller computer services companies before joining MeetingOne in 2001 as a Technician of Operations. She was successfully promoted after eight years tenure to the position of EMEA Customer Service and Event Facilitation Manager and became Director in 2018.


Yannick Le Garff

Sales Director France

Discipline is the mother of success.” – Eschyle

As an Engineer in telecommunications, Yannick has been working for 20 years in the field of real-time communications.

Today, he is the MeetingOne Sales Director France.
He is responsible for developing and leading to success our customers’ projects for virtual classroom, for webinars or for online meetings.

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