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An Inside Look at Elastic Across Sales, Tech & More

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An Inside Look at Elastic Across Sales, Tech & More
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Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash—these are all the creations of Elastic, a distributed company that powers search solutions for thousands of companies worldwide.

They're hiring across the globe and think you’ll love their team. But that’s for you to decide.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how Elastic supports women, their upcoming projects, and where you could fit in. Whether it’s from an office, your living room, or a van, you could help power mission-critical systems from wherever works for you.

Does this sound like a fit? Tune in to find out.

This event took place online Tuesday, May 11th from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM GMT.


  • 12:00 PM GMT - PowerToFly Kickoff
  • 12:05 PM GMT - Welcome & Keynote Address from Samantha Wessels, Vice President of Sales, EMEA
  • 12:15 PM GMT - Panel Discussion Featuring:
    • Kim Holyszko, Director of Support
    • Kate Presnukhina, Commercial Account Executive, Central & Eastern Europe
    • Leah Sutton, Senior Vice President, Global HR
    • Anna Maria Modée, Senior Solution Architect
    • Victoria Rae, EMEA and APJ Recruiting Manager, Field Operations (Sales and Professional Services)
  • 12:45 PM GMT - Breakout Sessions
    • Engineering—Tech Talk Featuring:
      • Kim Holyszko, Director of Support
      • Imma Valls, Senior Support Engineer
      • Fairouz Elouazi, Support Engineer
      • Maja Grubic, Senior Developer
      • Marta Bondyra, Senior Developer
      • Stratoula Kalafateli, Senior Developer
      • Liza Katz, Senior Developer
    • Sales—Case Study Featuring:
      • Anna Maria Modée, Senior Solution Architect
  • 1:25 PM GMT - Closing Remarks from PowerToFly
  • 1:30 PM GMT - Event Concludes

About Elastic: Elastic is a free and open search company that powers enterprise search, observability, and security solutions built on one technology stack that can be deployed anywhere. From finding documents to monitoring infrastructure to hunting for threats, Elastic makes data usable in real time and at scale. Founded in 2012, Elastic is a distributed company with Elasticians around the globe.

About PowerToFly: PowerToFly is a women-run startup that works with companies to identify skilled professionals they’d like to network with. Over the past few years, we’ve produced 1,000+ events across the world with brands like American Express, Microsoft, Deloitte, and Slack, which have resulted in countless hires.

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Meet The Speakers

Samantha Wessels
Samantha Wessels
Vice President of Sales, EMEA

Samantha Wessels is the Vice President of Sales for EMEA at Elastic. She has demonstrated over 20 years of record-setting performance in the Global Information Technology & Communications (ICT) industry and is well respected for delivering year-on-year sales growth. Samantha has been with Elastic in London since September of 2018.

Kate Presnukhina
Kate Presnukhina
Commercial Account Executive, Central & Eastern Europe

Kate Presnukhina is a Commercial Account Executive for Elastic within the Central and Eastern European regions. She joined Elastic in October of 2018 as a User Success Manager and was promoted to a senior on the team in May of 2020. Kate then pivoted to her current role on the sales team this past April. Prior to Elastic, Kate was an Intellectual Property Assistant with Brandstock Services AG.

Leah Sutton
Leah Sutton
Senior Vice President, Global HR

Leah Sutton is the Senior Vice President of Global HR at Elastic. She's been with the company for 5+ years. Prior, Leah was the Senior Director of People and Culture at Plum Organics, an HR Business Partner with Bloom Energy, and a Senior Consultent of Human Capital with Deloitte.

Victoria Rae
Victoria Rae
EMEA and APJ Recruiting Manager, Field Operations

Victoria Rae is an EMEA and APJ Recruiting Manager for Field Operations (Sales and Professional Services) at Elastic. She's been with the company for three years, growing from a Senior EMEA Recruiter - Field Operations (Sales) into her current role. Prior, Victoria worked in recruitment for Workday, Akamai Technologies, and Regus.

Kim Holyszko
Kim Holyszko
Director of Support

Kim has been working in Support teams for a number of years, as a manager, team lead and support engineer. Her educational background is actually in German languages and literatures and she's happy that she can still use her German with some of her employees and teammates today! Now, she's focussing more on learning Spanish, as, thanks to Elastic's distributed working approach, she was able to relocate to Barcelona when she joined a few years ago. Within her role as the Director of Support at Elastic, Kim is very interested in projects around knowledge management and technical enablement of the team. They are currently working on an exciting project to build a knowledge UI in house using Elastic products.

Anna Maria Modée
Anna Maria Modée
Senior Solution Architect

Anna Maria Modée is a Senior Solution Architect at Elastic. She joined the company in August of 2020. Prior, Anna was a Solution Engineer at Oracle, a Developer at Bontouch AB, and a Software Developer at Sjoland & Thyselius AB.