About jierardi

To Whom It May Concern: I am a NYC based award-winning creative director, experiential producer, at the helm of my own event firm, recently named to the inaugural 2018 “Top 500 Most Important People in Events” by Bizbash.  To that end, I am the winner of the “2016 Best Corporate Media Event of the Year” by Exhibitor and national top 5 finalist for Bizbash for “TRESemme’ 24 Hour Runway Style Studio & Media Hub.” 2015 International “Spotlight Award for Creative Director/Event Designer of the Year” Finalist (Top 5) by Event Solutions/CaterSource. After 15 years, I have decided now is the time for me to focus on my Creative Director talents and join a team. A sampling of my portfolio gallery and references can be viewed at www.eventenergizers.com.  I am happy to discuss the opportunity advertised and my experience. I may be reached at 212-991-8975 or johnierardi@me.com. My best, John Ierardi
  • Industry Branded EntertainmentEvents
  • Sector Branded EntertainmentCreative Services
  • Preferred Job Title Brand DirectorBranded Entertainment PartnershipsCreative DirectorExecutive Creative DirectorExecutive ProducerProducerSupervising Producer

Summary

Experience

  • 2004 - 2019
    Event Energizers, LLC

    Creative Director, Founder & President

    Conceptualize thematic design, atmospheric décor, gourmet catering management, custom staging configuration in addition to branding, ticketing, traffic flow, admission procedures, managing AV, entertainment, sponsorships, security and locations for social, corporate and non-profit events Supervise team of 4 event producers, manage freelance staff of up to 50 people on million-dollar projects for B2B and experiential consumer events including and destination management crews Produce trade shows and welcome receptions for up to 10,000 attendees at convention centers and hotels in Atlanta, Anaheim, Cincinnati, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington DC and New York Assist clients in building brand recognition, driving sales, social media, invites, premiums, event marketing, sponsorships, and generating exposure by developing public relations angles Events include weddings, mitzvahs, holiday and birthday parties, store openings and anniversaries, real estate showcases, movie premieres, concerts, expos, award show and charity gala dinners, experiential activations, hospitality suites, beauty and fashion shows, pop-ups, and product launches Manage client budgets, pitch ideas, develop and present storyboards, renderings, travel, gift bags, and marketing suggestions, communications and programs while functioning as liaison between client and internal team Responsible for Event Energizers company financial budgets, hiring, negotiating with subcontractors, marketing, website design and content for company, social media and blogs/newsletters Design and produce custom fabrication display furniture, bars, kiosks, catering buffets, signage, florals, costumes and uniforms, tenting and draping to meet client’s specifications and budgets Execute events in MoMA, NY Public Library, Metropolitan Pavilion, Jazz at Lincoln Center, 620 Loft & Garden, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Vanderbilt Hall, Gotham Hall, Chelsea Market, Basketball City, Hammerstein Ballroom and many more venues Clients include Nickelodeon, Nestle’, Oxygen, Food Network & Cooking Channel, New York Wine & Food Festival, Target, Goldman Sachs, L’Oreal, Self Magazine, Revlon, TRESemmé to name a few

Education