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…)
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…)
As President of Listen360 and Qiigo, Jay Kuhlman leads business operations that support over 40,000 locations worldwide and some of the largest franchise and multi-unit brands in the nation.
Before joining EverCommerce’s growing network of leading brands, Jay spent 12 years as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Assima PLC, also serving on the company’s Board of Directors. He led the day-to-day operations, including integrating its software and services business, marketing, and technical operations. During his tenure, Jay revitalized Assima’s go-to-market strategies, producing its fastest-growing and most extensive business unit. (more…)
Melanie McGriff, M.Ed., CCC-SLP is owner, executive director, and practicing speech therapist at Kid’s Creek Therapy. Since 1992, she has worked with many children in a variety of settings including the school system, home health, and private clinics specializing in pediatrics. She previously served on the board of lead speech language pathologists SLPs) in Atlanta for public schools. Melanie enjoys teaching and mentoring new therapists, and previously taught introductory courses in speech pathology at the University of West Georgia (more…)
Kristi comes from a long career in the global hospitality industry doing strategic finance before starting her business and opening her first Nothing Bundt Cakes in Kennesaw. She is a native Georgian, graduated from Georgia State University and is licensed CPA. She is an active member of the Cobb Chamber, served on the board for the Honorary Commanders Program and is on the Board for the Smyrna Area Council. (more…)