Stephen McGee

Location New York
Bio

Event Director

Designer Actor
Projects
5 Projects

Work History

Event Director
Freelance
Jan 2010 – Present
Greater New York City Area
• Costume Institute Gala 2012-2014 – Assisted Raúl Àvila Inc. for several weeks in planning and execution. Liaised with vendors, representatives from the Museum and other sponsors. Oversaw a team of 40 employees during production. Worked with artists including Bruno Mars, Debbie Harry, Rihanna and Kanye West. 900 guests with primarily celebrity attendance • Costume Institute Gala 2010 – Provided event direction for Raúl Àvila Inc. Managed dressing rooms and green rooms for artists including Lady Gaga and Oprah. Executed design and oversaw the Gala’s after-party at The Mark Hotel for three hundred guests including a large celebrity attendance • Planned, designed, and executed numerous product launches, birthday parties, charity events and weddings while working with celebrity event planners Marcy Blum, Debbie Geller, and Ed Libby and venues such as The Plaza Hotel, Top of the Standard and The Museum of Natural History
Event Director
Olivier Cheng Catering and Events
Dec 2015 – Jun 2017
Greater New York City Area
• Planned and produced product launches and events for numerous clients including New York Fashion Week, Alexander Wang, Lyft, TRESemmé, Daniel Arsham, Dom Perignon, Tom Ford, Hermès, Microsoft, Philosophy and The Whitney Museum • Developed a business plan separating event production from catering creating two separate companies with independent revenue streams. Created and produced branding individualizing the two sides of the business and uniting them overall • Directed multiple teams in areas of administrative, labor and design producing several events simultaneously and seamlessly • Secured a reliable network of partners and vendors and created incentive programs with them to drive more business and revenue • Increased revenue by strategic outreach and partnerships increasing our client base by 25%. Increased net profits by more than 20%
Special Event Coordinator
Luxury Attaché
Jan 2015 – Nov 2015
Greater New York City Area
• Young Presidents Organization – Planned and executed the opening event for an annual conference featuring President George W. Bush and Rudy Giuliani at Four World Trade Center. Managed all aspects of design, catering and logistics as well as security and transportation. 450 international guests • UBS Art Basel – Organized and prepared coveted access to VIP events and remarkable experiences. Managed event design and production both in pop up events and private dining rooms. Content creation for city guides and itineraries • Organized and executed numerous events for clients throughout New York City and Miami • Planned travel, hotel and transportation for clients in Destination Management as well as custom curated experiences for various clients and groups
Director Of Special Events
DMK Entertainment Group
Aug 2012 – Jan 2015
Greater New York City Area
• Produced Day & Night - a weekly brunch club that catered to a high-end clientele, featured elaborate entertainers, and hosted top DJs. Attracted celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Lindsay Lohan, Brendan Fraser and the New York Giants • Created and executed the world’s first Skydive Bottle Service at Day & Night which generated worldwide press in major publications and featured a skydiver jumping with a bottle of Dom Perignon landing at the event which sold for $25k • Doubled event sales at Chateau Cherbuliez by outreach as well as by providing additional design and entertainment services. Produced events for celebrities and companies including Timbaland, Kris Humphries, and William Grant and Sons. Produced events at TOY at the Gansevoort Hotel for companies such as Grey Goose, Dsquared, and E! Entertainment • Secured sponsors such as Dom Perignon, Moët & Chandon, Belvedere, Grey Goose, Whispering Angel, Maxim, New York Fashion Week, and Red Bull as well as partnerships with Highline Ballroom, The Ritz Carlton - South Beach and Gurneys Inn and Spa in Montauk • Produced pop-up brunch events worldwide at venues including Art Basel, 1Oak Southampton, Cafe Opera Stockholm, Sundance Film Festival and a spring and summer residency at Cavalli Club in Dubai

Education

Bryan College
2008 – 2009

Skills