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Josh Gold

Senior Director, Pricing Strategy & Product Marketing at LinkedIn Josh Gold has a decade of experience helping some of the most innovative, disruptive companies (e.g. LinkedIn, Trulia, PayPal, LegalZoom, Lithium) and established market leaders (e.g. HID, Cisco, Ariba, Ancestry, PTC, Advent) accelerate profitable growth. As Senior Director of Pricing Strategy & Product Marketing at LinkedIn, he’s focused on driving customer value and sustainable growth glo... Continue reading »

Arthur Backal – Chairman

 The Backal Hospitality Group Arthur has enjoyed a reputation as one of New York's most talented food and beverage professionals, as well as an unparalleled artist in the arena of special events. His hospitality company, Backal Hospitality Group (BHG), serves as a vehicle through which to implement his hotel, restaurant and lifestyle projects, while his event management firm, State of the Art Enterprises, Inc., has provided Backal with a personal creative event o... Continue reading »

Harriette Rose Katz

Gourmet Advisory Harriette Rose Katz, Founder and President of Gourmet Advisory Services, is one of the country’s leading wedding and event planners for 35 years. As the original professional event planner who has inspired thousands to follow in her well-heeled footsteps, Harriette is much more than an entertaining legend. Harriette served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the New York chapter of the Confrerie de la Chaine Des Rotisseurs and was a recipie... Continue reading »

Mindy Weiss

Mindy Weiss Party Consultants Mindy Weiss Party Consultants opened in 1992. She has since planned celebrations all over the world, written 3 best selling books - Mindy and her amazing team are innovators and trendsetters best known for their creative ideas, unexpected décor accents and exquisite attention to every last detail. Mindy’s bubbly personality and calm demeanor help her clients relax as she creates one-of-a-kind parties of their dreams. Her clients includ... Continue reading »

Meryl Snow

Feastivities Events As co-founder of Feastivities Events along with its subsidiaries OffShoots Decor and Philadelphia’s Picnic Company, Meryl has spent the last 28 years creating events throughout the Philadelphia region. As a Catersource senior consultant, Meryl has worked throughout the US. Her particular areas of focus are in sales and marketing, design and branding. She has undoubtedly helped other companies get on their own path to success and recognition thro... Continue reading »

Warren Dietel

 Puff 'n Stuff Catering A native of Trinidad, West Indies, Warren began his career with Puff ’n Stuff Catering in 1985 when it was owned by his parents Susie & Glenn. Back then he worked in the kitchen, drove the trucks and served the clients. Warren left the company in 1994 on a mission to broaden his experience and hone his business savvy. He did so through successful tenures at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, The Disney Institute and Scott Kay Platinum. But... Continue reading »

Ron Ben-Israel

Ron Ben-Israel Cakes Ron Ben-Israel, the chef and owner of one of the country’s finest couture cake studios, started his confectionery adventures after a 15-year career as a professional modern dancer. Upon retiring from performing with companies spanning three continents, he used his art schooling and ballet training to master the discipline of pastry arts. In addition to an extensive list of private clients, many of New York's premiere hotels are also devotees, i... Continue reading »

Albert Manzo

 The Brownstone Albert Manzo is an American reality star and the husband of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Caroline Manzo. Albert is the co-owner/co-director of The Brownstone, a banquet facility in Paterson. Albert married Caroline in 1984 and made his first appearance on TV during the first season of RHONJ in 2009.     ... Continue reading »

Harris Lane

 Hank Lane Music Hank Lane bands have performed at many notable events including Sean (Diddy) Combs' 35th birthday bash, at White House functions, and the weddings of celebrities such as Vera Wang, Kenneth Cole, Ivanka Trump, Eddie Murphy, and Donald Trump. In 1987, Hank Lane expanded to meet the growing demand for DJ entertainment by forming More Than Music, a DJ and party entertainment service. In 1996, Hank Lane Music acquired Fusion Lighting, a lighting, event ... Continue reading »

Robin Selden

Marcia Selden Catering   Robin Selden is the Managing Partner & Executive Chef of Marcia Selden Catering & Event Planning, the" it" caterer of Connecticut for nearly 38 years, orchestrating premier parties and weddings throughout the tri-state area; cooking for commanding companies, countless celebrities, and political dignitaries including 3 former US Presidents. They have offices and operations in Stamford & Greenwich Connecticut as well as ... Continue reading »