Our Team

United by the singular purpose of achieving greatness.

Evan Korn | Managing Partner/CEO

Evan is a current Managing Partner at iDEKO Productions, a New York City based event production company focused on creating interactive and innovative consumer experiences for the entertainment, corporate and hospitality industries. At iDEKO, Evan is responsible for operations, logistics and planning for live event productions including experiential marketing activations, mobile marketing and tour vehicles corporate meetings and events. Evan’s expertise in event operations has been key to iDEKO’s success in executing some of NY’s largest and most complicated event productions to date. Evan’s expertise in networking within government organizations has helped him excel and succeed in previous roles including heading up IBM’s business development strategy as the Chief Business Development Officer for the New York State Public Sector integrated account at IBM.

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Previously, Evan served under two NYC Mayors starting out in the Mayor’s Community Assistance Unit as the Queens Unit Deputy Director then Special Assistant to the Commissioner and Director of Special Projects ascending up the ranks to serve as NYC DOT’s Deputy Manhattan Borough Commissioner and Acting Manhattan Borough Commissioner under then Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. During the months following 9/11, Evan was asked to return to the Mayor’s Office to assist in the set up and day to day operational management of the city’s Family Assistance Center at the Lexington Avenue Armory and then at Pier 94 providing programmatic and legal assistance to families affected by the tragedy. Evan was promoted shortly after returning to DOT to be the Assistant Commissioner of multiple units including Special Events, Emergency Response and Communications. In 2007 Evan was appointed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to serve as the first ever Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management, where he advised the Mayor on policy, planning, and operational matters common to the permitting, coordination, and implementation of street events and other activities in public spaces. Evan has served on multiple boards including NYC Fleet Week and the Advisory Board for the 2011 World Police and Fire Games. Evan currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation and serves as the Vice Chairman of the Tri State Law Enforcement Foundation. Evan is the recipient of the Unites States Secret Service Honor Award presented by the Director of the USSS. Evan is a graduate of SUNY Old Westbury and completed graduate course studies in Transportation at NYU’s Rudin School for Transportation and Policy. Evan also holds multiple certificates from the NYPD Counter Terrorism Division and FEMA.

Cal Nathan | Managing Partner/CFO

Cal was successful at a young age in finance as a trader on the floor of the American Stock Exchange.  In 1998, Cal left Finance to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams and purchased a small special events company. From birthday parties and social affairs, Cal built NYFF Events into a leading events company serving national clients both domestically and internationally. NYFF brings an extensive inventory, skilled & technical know-how and a deep expertise in event executions to iDEKO clients.  Cal has produced hundreds of events on a national level for almost 20 years, and has built an organization of successful event professionals including leading technical and production talent over that time. He counts many of the largest US companies as his clients.

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Most recently, he was a founding partner and investor in www.allseated.com, a leading on-line event collaborative platform connecting thousands of event hosts, vendors and venues in the cloud. All Seated recently surpassed 10,000 events on its platform. Cal has also owned and sold a number of event venues in New York City, as well as a boutique marketing agency and a modeling/talent business.  Cal holds both an MBA and a BS in Marketing and Management from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Josh Glatt | Partner/CAO

Josh began working in the events industry as a sales and catering manager in NYC after graduating from Queens College. From there, he connected with Cal to purchase NYFF Events and built NYFF into a premier NYC based events company. At NYFF, Josh consistently led the company in sales and then moved on to become the director of sales, overseeing a sales team of 10 employees. He has produced and managed all types and sizes of events with a range of clients. From smaller social gatherings to 10,000 person corporate events, Josh is expert at overseeing all event elements including production, staffing, vendor coordination, and catering amongst others. Josh has developed a large clientele throughout the NY tri-state area over the past 17 years.

  • Melissa Davidson
    Melissa Davidson Vice President, Business Development, West Coast

Melissa Davidson | Vice President, Business Development, West Coast

Melissa spent 17 years working in the entertainment industry, most recently she served as head of Consumer Marketing for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries where she led media planning, advertising creative, experiential marketing and strategic partnerships.  During her tenure, Davidson’s innovative strategies helped build “Countdown to Christmas” into a top performing franchise as well as attracting younger viewers to the networks.  She also created award-winning experiential activations for new series & franchise launches in addition to securing partnerships with major brands like Baskin Robbins, Six Flags, Macy’s, Universal Music Group and more.  Previously, she worked in various capacities at Disney Channel, Nickelodeon and Spike.

Bruce Bedell | Vice President of Operations

Well known and highly regarded as an event producer and creator of vibrant and exciting brand legacies and consumer experiences which shatter the status quo. Bruce developed this reputation through success across multiple genres and unique venues with a knack for creatively solving the challenges associated with non-traditional events.

Bruce began his career at Breckenridge Ski Resort and Vail Resorts where he combined his background as a ski racing coach with his event production ability to create a seven-year run of world-class events at Breckenridge. This run included eight Alpine, Freestyle an Snowboard World Cups; two Disabled Alpine National Championships; two Vans Triple Crowns of Snowboarding and two US Snowboard Grand Prix events as well as a National Championship Series mountain bike race and a couple dozen USSA and FIS races annually.

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As one of the original Red Bull employees on the east coast, Bruce played an integral role in building the Red Bull Brand into the amazing brand it is today through the development and execution of many successful marketing campaigns and world-class events for more than 12 years. These events included a four-year run of producing two Red Bull Flugtags and one Red Bull Soapbox Race in Philadelphia, Red Bull Sounsclash and Red Bull Art of Can in Washington, DC, Red Bull BC One at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City as well as Red Bull Kevin Robinson Experiment, Red Bull Snowscrapers and Red Bull Air Race in New York City. These events produced more than 2.5 billion media impressions, five national and three regional television productions and three of the largest singularly branded events produced in New York City.

During the 3-year process to bring the Red Bull Air Race to New York City in 2010, Bruce worked closely with Evan Korn who at the time was the Executive Director at the Mayor’s Office of Citywide Events Coordination and Management. The relationship formed during this time was the genesis for Bruce joining Evan and the iDEKO team where the tradition of world-class event production continues.

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    Dave McLachlan Director of Brand Partnerships

Dave McLachlan | Director of Brand Partnerships

Dave McLachlan spent 10 years in the advertising industry as an Account Executive servicing QSR, Financial, Healthcare and Beverage clients. Following his work in advertising he worked in motorsports managing an Indy Race Car driver where his responsibilities included sponsorship, public relations and marketing.  Most recently Dave worked with the largest producer of pop culture/celebrity events in the United States heading their National Sponsorship Team. Dave’s commitment to building long lasting relationships, and going above and beyond the call for them has been instrumental in his success.

David Knee | Director of Business Development

David is responsible for cultivating new brand and agency relationships, as well as marketing the agency’s full capability set across all industries to drive revenue growth. In addition, he plays a key role in our venue consulting practice, where he has provided strategic guidance to countless venues across the country. David has also been instrumental in identifying and establishing relationships with unique venues across the country as well as navigating permitting and regulatory compliance. He has successfully worked with brands to identify unique and non-traditional locations across the US and globally. Prior to joining iDEKO David worked as the Business Operations and Development Manager for Production Glue where he played a large role in the day-to-day operations and business development initiatives. David has worked with some of the world’s largest brands including General Electric, Nike, Tiffany’s, Uber and Target.

  • Gabrielle Perez
    Gabrielle Perez Business Development Associate

Gabrielle Perez | Business Development Associate

Gabrielle Perez is a part of the dynamic iDEKO Business Development team assisting with the cultivation of positive agency relationships and communication with brands to jumpstart the production process. Gabrielle has a background in marketing and public relations in both legal and lifestyle industries. Before joining iDEKO in NYC, Gabrielle worked in both Northern and Southern California managing statewide conferences and events as well as launching successful marketing campaigns and managing social media presence. She has extensive experience establishing rapport with high profile professionals and approaches her work with a spirit of connectivity and a passion for positive and impactful relationships. Gabrielle graduated Magna Cum Laude with a major in Communication Studies and double minor in Marketing and Spanish from the University of San Diego.

Veronica Freidman | Senior Account Manager

Veronica began her career in television production as a Page in the NBC Page Program, cutting her teeth in the entertainment industry with assignments at Saturday Night Live and the Today Show, before moving on to work for shows at different networks including Bravo, Nickelodeon, Spike TV and more. In 2012, she segued into the event world, where she has worked alongside A-List talent and contributed to many eclectic productions on both coasts including Time Magazine’s Time 100 Gala, Keep a Child Alive’s Black Ball, Happy Heart Fund’s Annual Gala, Nike SB’s Skate Safari, Ebony Magazine’s Power 100, NYC Food and Wine Festival and various television network upfronts. Veronica joined iDEKO in 2015 and has enriched the team with her varied experiences in television, entertainment and events.

Angelica Radacinski | Senior Account Manager

Brooklyn native, Angelica Radacinski, is a creative explorer of Art, Culture, People, and Innovation. Key to any project she embarks on, connection, good vibes, and intentions are of the utmost importance. 

This seasoned Integrated-Marketing/Production professional shifted her career from Red Bull USA to becoming one of the managers for Jay-Z’s legendary Audio Engineer, Young Guru. With a creative background, and equally well versed in the Experiential Production world, she further explored her career within the Music & Entertainment Industry and partnered on ideations with Anthony Demby (creative powerhouse & Founder of Humbleriot). Angelica focused on cultural curation, developing music partnerships, experiences, diverse campaigns, aiding to create visual identities, and producing events alongside/for top-tier talent & global brands alike.  She has worked with the likes of Absolut, Heineken, Mass Appeal, Dell, AIAIAI, Sonos, the Recording Academy, Public Art Fund, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum, MTV, VH1, Airbnb, Reebok, VANS, the NBA, etc.  Beyond producing high profile events, developing creative content, working within talent relations, having managed tours & meticulous project details, Angelica has found the importance in building & nurturing relationships.  Possessing a creative eye and an innate ability to connect and build with brands and consumers alike, Angelica relishes in sculpting a habitat for people to connect, co-create & find a means to manifest ideas. At the crossroads of Music, Lifestyle, Art, Creative Collaboration and Technology, her passion will continue to grow in organically marketing brand culture & premium experiences. 

Christiana Padovano|Executive Assistant to Managing Partner/CEO

As Executive Assistant to CEO/Managing Partner Evan Korn, Christiana handles all administrative needs, scheduling, and office management. She is Evan’s right hand and ensures the office is operating efficiently. Additionally, Christiana leads the charge on iDEKO’s online presence, handling all marketing and social media campaigns. A team player, Christiana is often seen assisting her colleagues on multiple projects from the planning stages to onsite production. Her enthusiasm and creativity have been key in the successes of many of our events, including HomeGoods’ Go Finding Campaign, Casa Clasico, and Nick Jonas’ Under the Archway Concert. Christiana graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Web Design & Event Production from Rider University in 2015.

Heather Price|Support Services Coordinator

Heather’s success as an iDEKO intern led her into her full-time position with the company in 2018. As Support Services Coordinator, Heather adapts to a variety of roles in order to assist the team wherever possible, including backend reporting, billing, vendor coordination, account management, onsite production, business development, and marketing. Her efficiency and attention to detail have made her an asset in various projects including Ivory Crush, Casa Clásico, Summer Streets, and Nike GO 5K. Prior to joining the iDEKO team, Heather has had experience in catering, social event planning, data management, and academic research.

Heather graduated Summa Cum Laude and a Presidential Scholar from the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. in Hospitality Management. 

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    Frederick Tritschler Account Coordinator

Frederick Tritschler|Account Coordinator 

Fred is an experiential marketing pro who specializes in the planning and execution of brand activations and small to large scale events. Having joined iDEKO in March, he has been supporting a number of the agency’s key accounts and activations paving the way towards numerous successful projects with Nike, Unilever, HomeGoods, and the USTA. Previously, Fred established himself spending time at award-winning agencies throughout the consulting and marketing industry working with clients such as BMW, MasterCard, Mars Food Inc, EY and Bose. He is also a former D1 swimmer and a graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

 

  • Steve Fissel
    Steve Fissel Director of Production

Steve Fissel | Director of Production

Steve’s experience in the production industry is deeply rooted in the concert world. Steve climbed the ranks within AEG Live over an 11-year span advancing quickly from Production Coordinator to Director of Production at the company’s flagship New York venue, the Times Square PlayStation Theater. In that time he also managed to travel throughout the country overseeing event logistics and technical requirements for several tours and world class artists. A vast knowledge of technical production requirements has made Steve a conduit for artists and event clients alike to express their visions, and delivering the tools necessary to make each event uniquely stimulating. Steve has been fortunate enough to work intimately with ESPN on the Heisman Trophy Awards, the MusicCares Foundation, Viacom, Sony Computer Entertainment of America, Global Poverty Project, and many more. Excited for the opportunity to push his creative limits, Steve has joined iDEKO as Director of Production where he will deliver the same level of excellence to world class events for years to come.

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Our internship programs will advance your knowledge and offer you hands on experience with top brands & personalities

Internship Opportunities at iDEKO

iDEKO Productions is always on the lookout for interns, who are eager to contribute & learn from an innovative company with roots in live, large-scale event production & marketing experiences. Interested individuals should be enthusiastic in seeking opportunities, building relationships, and attaining experience in a fast-paced work environment. If iDEKO Productions sounds like a great fit we would love to hear from you!

Now accepting applications for Summer 2018 2019

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