Live Event Specialist @ Freelance – September 2021 – Current

Understand customer requirements and accordingly prepare production plan.
Work with management to oversee the preparation of production proposals and pitches.
Schedule and lead customer meetings and presentations.
Assist in developing and managing overall budget.
Perform customer negotiation for contracts and pricing.
Work with production team to manage production workflow, schedule and quality.
Monitor production activities and adjust schedule to ensure on-time delivery.
Develop process improvements to optimize production speed and quality.
Establish and enforce production and quality standards.
Build strong working relationship with customers for securing new business opportunities.
Motivate team members to deliver exceptional work and exceed expectations.
Organize job trainings to team members to achieve business objectives.
Maintain all production related documentations for future reference purposes.
Ensure that final product meets quality standards and customer specifications.

Production Manager @ L37 Creative/BCD M&E – January 2021 – September 2021

Critical planning, communication, and execution connection between the producers and our vendor partners.

Planning and coordinating both the creative and logistics aspects of clients’ live events, broadcasts, virtual meetings, and shows on a variety of platforms, following a number of processes. 

Taking instruction from and giving guidance to producers so that to identify and work with our vendors to provide all the elements required for each client’s program. 

Flawless execution.

Production Services/Resources Manager @ Freeman Audio Visual – July 2015 – July 2020

Provide direct supervision and management of the Production Managers, Video Specialists, and Audio Specialists to ensure Freeman Audio Visual’s quality standards are met for all productions.
Work in conjunction with other department heads and branch Operations Managers to provide resources required to execute events.  
Work as an integral member of the operations team to provide leadership and assists in the overall planning and coordination of events produced by the branch.• Supervise and schedule Production Managers, Video Specialists and Audio Specialists to ensure they follow Company procedures and employee policies.
• Assists the Director of Operations in the overall planning and coordination of events.
• Proactively seeks out show equipment and personnel requirements for all branch produced events in order to increase advance planning and proper resource allocation.
• Recruits and schedules freelance and part time technical labor.
• Assists other branch department heads as needed.
• Reviews operational procedures and make recommendations for improvements to enhance operational efficiencies.
• Assists Sales in preparing bids and in the proper specifying of equipment and labor.
• Conducts performance reviews in accordance with The Freeman Companies personnel policies
• Promotes motivation, communication, teamwork and positive attitude between all personnel and customers.

Production Manager # Freeman Audio Visual – March 2012 – July 2015

Work closely with the Account Executives in the design and development of responses to RFP’s.
Partner with Account Executives in the operational coordination of assigned events within established budgets. 
Research technical limitations of show venues to determine staging limitations and budget impacts. Manage and communicate show requirements and budget limitations to assigned show staff.  
Create and oversee staging designs to ensure they work within venue limitations and budget parameters. Specify and requests appropriate equipment and local labor needs for shows. Review all purchases and cross-rentals and their budget impact with the Account Executive. Oversee scenic construction to ensure it is within established show design parameters.  
Generate and maintain a complete and accurate Production Book for each event.  
Generate, distribute and follow the Production Schedule.  
Coordinate the transportation of equipment and cross-rentals to and from show site.  
Coordinate and supervises on-site labor and review any labor budget impacts with Account Executive.  
Coordinate and manage on-site production and calls show cues when required.  
Submit all show related paperwork, expense reports, labor payroll sheets, etc. in a neat and timely fashion.

Audio Visual Technician @ Chicago Stagehand March 2009 -March 2012

Establish positive, respectful and considerate working relationships and partnerships with all team members. 
Efficiently and effectively communicate clients needs and expectations to all appropriate individuals or departments to ensure the highest level of client satisfaction. 
Create a work environment that promotes teamwork, performance feedback, recognition, mutual respect and employee satisfaction.  
Establish frequent and appropriate contact with prospective clients to build relationships and effectively communicate the features and benefits of using our audio visual services. Ability to create and give client presentations.  
Assist in creating programs to increase and improve audio visual services. Act as liaison between supporting audio visual department and the client. Oversee the client proposal / invoice process, keep track of event finances, including securing payment.  
Assist with setting and standardizing best practices within the audio visual departments geared towards creating a better client experience and more efficient business processes.  
Ensure proper and seamless transition of client to appropriate audio visual production personnel, including communication of all logistics and client expectations to ensure client needs are. 

Senior Talent Agent @ NUTS, Ltd. July 2004 – November 2008

Responsible for securing employment opportunities for roster of clients, which may include performers, screenwriters, composers, designers, and a number of other creative professionals in the entertainment industry.

satisfied. Make decisions in the use and pricing of equipment that will maximize profits.
Stay current and knowledgeable of the latest industry equipment, technology, services, and best practices

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