A highly motivated and driven professional with 27 years of experience in the development, creation and implementation of commercially focused content rich business-to-business trade shows and conferences. Founded and managed a leading international trade show company catering to the structured products, asset management, hedge fund, private equity, banking and commercial real estate sectors. An engaging roll-up-the sleeves executive with a proven long-term track record of strategically growing profitable domestic and international trade shows, formulating strategic alliances and partnerships, developing cutting edge marketing campaigns, creating incisive conference content, generating revenue through corporate sponsorship and ticket sales, cultivating bespoke audiences and cross-selling among a diverse portfolio of events. A team oriented and passionate executive who welcomes P&L leadership responsibility and ascribes to a meritocracy style of management. Possesses strong journalistic interviewing and communication skills, intellectual curiosity and creativity.