We are customer obsessed and proud of it.
We are thinkers and doers. We are people who show up – all day every day. We pour our hearts into your event because they matter.
- Shannon DurrettManaging DirectorShannon DurrettManaging Director
My work at OVATION involves working closely with our talented people in finance, operations, account management, and business development to continue the vision set forth at our company’s founding. I’m very proud to represent a team whose goal is to provide our clients with exceptional event experiences in a cost effective manner.
Mainly going to various kids’ activities, but when time allows, playing golf, tennis, running and hiking with our two dogs.
- Peter CummingChief Client OfficerPeter CummingChief Client Officer
Peter has over 16 years in the event industry on both the client and provider side of the business. With association & corporate experience in a broad range of market segments including IT, energy, pharmaceutical, medical device, real estate and financial services, Peter has time and time again identified client objectives and provided effective solutions to exceed client expectations. Peter’s core responsibility is to grow and retain business by blowing away our clients so they become customers for life.
Peter works out of our Dedham, MA office. When not working, he loves spending time with his wife and three daughters, cooking, golf, music and anything having to do with the water.
- Janet SmithVice President, OperationsJanet SmithVice President, Operations
My day is a series of questions, answers, challenges, and solutions, knowing what to do with what I know. From, Live Aid 85, Electronic Art’s first Exhibit booth, Intel Pentium Launch, E3 Mega Booths, intrepid newspaper gal in British Guyana, some quality time working with faves Tom Cruise on set in LA and Eminem in Europe and Japan, right up to the Intel CES keynote in 2015 and YPO’s 2016,2017, 2018 in Dubai, Vancouver and Singapore, the resource pot is full of Aces.
An avid Sci-Fi and Fantasy fan you will find me curled up on a rainy day with a glass of green chartreuse mumbling “I will take the ring to Mordor though I do not know the way.”
I love Funko, Films and the Ocean, I always wanted to be a Tenenbaum.
I really don’t like escalators and pineapple, fortunately I rarely meet them at the same time.
- Mario EisoldDirector of TechnologyMario EisoldDirector of Technology
As a Director of Technology Solutions I get to play with the latest technology and developer tools. Together with a great team of software developers and technicians, I can create, design and build awesome applications and products that put us and our clients always one step ahead. Travelling to events all over the world and seeing those products being used fills me with great pride. However, I personally enjoy the desire and the challenge to come up with something even better after a product was launched.
- playing tournament-paintball
- watching soccer, WRC Rally and Formula 1
- playing instruments and teaching music lessons to younger kids
- mowing the lawn (being outside)
- Kevin FuldaChief Creative Officer and Creative TechnologistKevin FuldaChief Creative Officer and Creative Technologist
They call me the secret sauce, I have a thirst to top the theory of everything, how to make it better, bridging creative and technical worlds to fully realize and enable the best and most challenging ideas.
From projection mapping to choreographed dancing robots with lasers, the art of programming becomes a multiplatform extravaganza. My job is to put what I know and don’t yet know into a variety of solutions that make sense for the scope of the task at hand.
When I do not have my thinking hat on I can be found with a fishing rod waiting for my next big catch.
- Amanda FuldaCreative DirectorAmanda FuldaCreative Director
The Fulda creative process is fluid yet focused, empathizing, and energetic with a fresh, stylish, and new-fashioned approach. Diverse clients, Intel, Walmart, Telemundo and Mutemath succeeded with projection mapped, three-dimensional canvases, while PTC, Allscripts and YPO drew super wide using widescreen graphics and animation over 160’ in wide.
A creative challenge takes me to the unexpected, from raw to specific elements I love to reel them in. The reason I keep taking creative challenges is to make jumps in my skills and yes, my creativity. I know what works well and what does not.
I can be found birding with my 7D mark II in Maine or Dubai or snuggling with my Goldendoodle while trouncing the other Fulda in Destiny.
If you are thinking “Hmmm, two Fuldas at Ovation”, you are right, we are married.
- Tracy MullendoreSenior ProducerTracy MullendoreSenior Producer
Tracy’s experience in the event world spans over 20 years. What she enjoys most is the unique challenge that each project brings. Tracy always strives to provide the best possible production to wow audiences and delight her clients. In her spare time, you’ll find her cheering on her daughter’s volleyball team, hiking or biking local trails, on her yoga mat or traveling the world looking for the next adventure.
- Jay WeinbergTechnical DirectorJay WeinbergTechnical Director
Professional hat wearer, organizer, and pressure diffuser, I lead the charge on all things technical related to our events, from cad diagrams to labor and gear sourcing, to scheduling and on-site execution. From rock shows to symposiums, I’ve traveled the world for the past 13 years producing events of all shapes and sizes, and haven’t lost a man yet. (It was close once, but it involved 2 elephants and a tiger and we don’t really talk about it). I like to call it organized chaos, the few moments after the start of the first load in day, when upwards to 50 or more crew members, stage hands, vendors, etc. are all working together to bring a show to life, and then to witness it come alive. Pretty magical.
When not producing rock shows, you can find me on the ocean. Lover of all things nautical, I feel home is where the anchor drops.
- Jordan BanksDirector, Technical SpecificationsJordan BanksDirector, Technical Specifications
Jordan joined the “biz” event playground in Y2K, keeping good company with the tech world at Microsoft and honing his automotive expertise with Toyota, Lexus and Volkswagen before venturing back into the tech world of PTC and mastering some high profile medical meetings for Allscripts and ASRS. A jack of all trades and Master of Vectorworks he draws, plans and budgets our most detailed events for creative, inspiring and safe execution.
A novice skateboarder, he never expected to put Tony Hawk out of business, but as a hiking and backpacking fanatic you will find him and Luna his furry pal roaming the wilderness and crossing streams dreaming up inspiration and working out the math for the next event.
He loves selling girl scout cookies with his two daughters, his favorite being Girl Scout S’Mores. His wife is inclined to hide the cookies from him so the sales don’t suffer.
- Phil StanleyVice President, Business DevelopmentPhil StanleyVice President, Business Development
Phil has more than 20 years of experience in listening and consulting with clients to understand their aspirations, goals, and objectives.
In addition to business development, Phil’s work has focused on event strategy, content strategy, portfolio planning, and measurement. Phil’s clients have included Intel, Hewlett Packard, SAP, Red Hat and Dunn & Bradstreet.
Phil’s career has included working for event marketing agencies such as Carat Brand Experience, George P. Johnson as well as client-side companies such as John Hancock Financial Services and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.
Outside interests include: Star Wars (even Episodes I, II & III), Indianapolis Colts (and I live in Boston), talking politics with my son, traveling to the Caribbean with my wife, and watching my daughter play soccer.
- Anna YudinMarketing DirectorAnna YudinMarketing Director
Anna’s first article was “published” when she was 8 years old – in her own hand-written magazine for her family and friends. The first successful marketing campaign was created the same month: as a result, she got her first award from a local newspaper. That’s when she realized the power of marketing.
Anna has over 17 years of diverse experience encompassing marketing, advertising, and communications. She develops effective marketing campaigns covering both the traditional and digital sectors.
When Anna doesn’t create, write, analyze, create and analyze again, she cooks borscht. **What is borscht? Don’t google it – ask her!”