Speaker Bio: Ariana Stecker
“Ariana Stecker is the Chief Operating Officer of Save the Date®, a New York City based hospitality and special events company celebrating 25 years in business with over $35 million in annual revenue. Save the Date®, born ‘pre-internet,’ offers venues marketing, promotion and sales while simultaneously providing planners a free marketplace to secure the perfect space revolutionizing the industry by eliminating the traditional ‘pay for a planner’ model. Save the Date® is also a full service events company working with clients such as Google, Oprah Winfrey, the YMCA, the American Red Cross and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
As Chief Operating Officer of Save the Date® Ariana is responsible for all hands-on operational activities including overseeing and improving the budget and financial health of the business, providing day-to-day leadership and management to the team of 12 event planners and salespeople and all technology including CRM and the website. Ariana, in partnership with the CEO, leads the business development and online marketing initiatives as well as advising on new venue development and strategic partnerships.”