Josh Antenucci / Co-Founder & Partner of Rival Entertainment
Josh is a live event enthusiast, putting that passion into profession as an event producer, concert promoter, and entrepreneur. Antenucci co-founded Atlanta’s Rival Entertainment in 2004 and operates three independent venues including the iconic Center Stage Theater.
Antenucci’s career began while attending George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he honed his skills in nightlife, political and collegiate event management. An introduction to live concert event production eventually paved the path south to Atlanta, where live music has been centric to his business since. (more…)
Eric Dernick is the founder & owner of Waves. Eric Dernick grew up in Delray Beach and attended Boca Raton Community High school. Eric was a competitive surfer from the ages of 13-18 years old. He was a sponsored surf athlete for Oakley. (more…)
With over twenty years in the media industry Maureen loves creating effective and efficient media plans to help clients grow their business. She digs deeply into the analytics and research to find the best media mix that matches the client’s goals and will drives results. (more…)
Lacy Garcia / Willow
Lacy has spent her two-decade career at the intersection of women’s empowerment, financial services and education.
She brings deep experience in wealth management to Willow having served as Vice President, Head of Marketing & Communications and a Relationship Manager at Deltec Bank & Trust Limited. Previously, she was a Vice President at Weber Shandwick where she advised a fortune 50 bank on its post financial crisis local market reputation campaign, the launch of the Center for Women and Business at Bentley University and the Massachusetts Conference for Women. (more…)
Jim Shumake spent years in the restaurant industry before deciding to open a food truck. Once he did, the process led him to a new, unexpected career path.
“As we were struggling the first year, there were event organizers that we’d pay to help us find events,” Shumake said. “I was going to these events that were … not great. I started to think, well, I can do this better. So, I started to organize small food truck events that got larger and larger over time.” (more…)