I have, for the last fifteen years, been involved in sales and operations of number of projects. I am a skilled leader, a management and events specialist with extensive experience in the live entertainment industry. In addition I have had proven success in venue management and business development. My depth of knowledge enables me to prepare sponsorship deals, to develop sales strategies and to book and supervise events. As the General Manager of the BudapestArena and the DalianArena, I worked with 25/21 full time employees for TriGranit Management and AEG China.
My career started in Europe where I worked for Central Eastern Europe’s largest Investment Bank and later switched to the entertainment industry. I handled international clients in the financial services before setting up my own Event Organizing Consultancy, which successfully promoted and executed more than 230 concerts and overnight parties (EDM events). I have worked for the three main multipurpose arenas in Budapest, Hungary. Recently concluded a business development assignment for AEG China in Asia.
- business development
- executive management
- Financial Services
- General Management
- Organizing Skills
Oxford Brookes University
- 1995-1999 Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies
European Academy of Venue Mangement
Certified Venue Manager
Diploma issued by International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)
Little House / Soul Ltd
Little House / Soul Ltd, Budapest, Hungary
Owner at an Event (Organizing) Consultancy, which successfully promoted and executed more than 230 concerts and overnight parties (EDM events) so far. Event organizing duties from year 2007; The Rolling Stones – open air show at the Puskas Stadium in Hungary, Yamato tour in CEE region – Slovakia, Hungary and Romania. Consultancy for TriGranit Management (BudapestArena) and AEG China (DalianArena). Little House / Soul Limited worked for the two main multipurpose arenas in Budapest, Hungary, such as PeCsa Music Hall (2009-2015) and Aquarium Club (from 2016).
AEG China, Dalian Arena, Dalian, PR of China
Business executive at the 10.000 capacity multifunctional Dalian Arena with 41 suites located in a modern Sport District. The entertainment and sport complex contains facilities as a 61.000-seat soccer stadium, a 9.600-seat Tennis court, a 5.000-seat Swimming auditorium, a 3.000-seat Softball field and a training and sport recreation facility. The venue managed by AEG China, opened with a Justin Bieber show in October, 2013. AEG’s third naming rights partnership in China; Zhongsheng Group is the first Chinese company to name a venue. Dalian Arena known as the ‘Zhongsheng Center’ (2013-2015) is the most technologically advanced indoor arena in China, and the only one with a stadium vision (181 digital screens) by CISCO.
Responsibilities include overall facility management, formation of rules and regulations, booking, marketing, finance and all related operations. Providing direction for the planning, administration and operational management of the arena. Performing continuing liaison duties with corporate organizations, industry associates, governing agencies, media and general public. Preparation of basic management and employment standards, the annual capital expenditure plan and budget.
Under my supervision, the arena reached the level of 20+ events per year, the venue has been introduced to the international live music scene with the first acts from South Korea, USA, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The facility acquisition-ed its’ first Founding Partner and the first five Suite Holder, successfully executed two marketing campaigns and the staff has been fully trained for professional operation.
Projects under supervision including (but not limited to): Big Bang, Shinhwa and EXO /South Korea/, Backstreet Boys /USA/, Ice Age Live and Disney On Ice shows, domestic concerts for G.E.M and Andy Lau /Hong Kong/, Jolin Tsai, Jeff Chang, Jonathan Lee, David Tao, Rene Liu, Tsai Chin, Fish Leong, Johnny Jiang and Fei Yu-ching /Taiwan/, Chris Lee, Phoenix Legend and Cui Jian /China/, Gary Chaw /Malaysia/ plus various corporate events (Zhongsheng – China, Alps Electric – Japan, Chery Automobile – China, Yifang – China), introducing traditional Chinese dance / drama performances & Guo Degang’s comedy and several sport games; opening ceremony for the 12th Dalian Sport Games, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) – kick box, basketball- & badminton tournaments, indoor football championship, ping pong league series and jump rope cup.
Damai, China’s No.1 ticketing company, has entered into a long-term agreement with AEG to become the new naming rights partner of Damai Center formerly known as Dalian Arena – Q2/2016
TriGranit Managamenet, Budapest Arena, Budapest, Hungary
Managing Director – 4,5 years Oct 2009 – Feb 2014
Head of Operations – 1 year Dec 2008 – Sept 2009
Events Manager – 1,5 years March 2007 – Nov 2008
Financial, operational and business manager of various events at the 14.500 capacity multifunctional Budapest Arena with 20 suites and a 120-seater restaurant. Supervising 25 full time employees for TriGranit Management**, hosting 109 shows in a record breaking year.
Responsibilities include sales & marketing, planning & budgeting, booking & client relations, costing & ordering and overseeing the events, including catering aspects. Meeting with clients, sell VIP boxes, writing General Instructions for arena staff and controlling the financial and catering aspects of each and every event. Under my supervision, over 500 concerts, exhibitions, national and international sports events, conferences and family shows took place at the venue.
Projects under supervision including (but not limited to):
-international concerts at the 14.500 capacity Arena: Deep Purple, Ennio Morricone, Andrea Bocelli, Nickelback, Bruno Mars, Mark Knopfler, Eros Ramazzotti, Vaya Con Dios, Mick Hucknall, Slash, Muse, Diana Krall, Bryan Adams, Duran Duran, Sting, Andrea Rieu, The Prodigy, Chris Rea, Rihanna, Sade, Tom Jones, Rammstein, Britney Spears, George Michael, Santana, Seal, Ringo Starr, Roger Waters, Joe Cocker, Roxette, Gipsy Kings, Shakira, Slayer, Megadeth, Faithless, Lady Gaga, Ozzy Osbourne, Katy Perry, Placebo, A-ha, Elton John, KISS, Jean Michel Jarre, Depeche Mode, ZZ Top, Leonard Cohen, Beyoncé, P!NK, AC/DC, Queen, Coldplay, Lenny Kravitz, Kylie Minogue and the Black Eyed Peas
-sport events: Wrestling World Cup, Judo European Cup, Ice hockey division I. World Cup; UEFA Futsal European Championship; Women Handball European Cup Finals
-conferences and exhibitions: ACN Europe, Kyani, Lyoness Sensation Day, International Oldtimer and Youngtimer Expo, Network 21, Garden- Green and Orchidea Expo, Marcus & Evans Medical Conference, Wedding Fair, TLS Congress, ISAC Conference, Medical & Science Congress
-family shows: Cirque de Soleil; MJ – The Immortal, Saltimbanco & Alegria, Walking with the Dinosaurs, Disney On Ice, High School Musical, Tennis Classics, Harlem Globetrotters, Thomas – Live on Stage, Scooby-Doo, and Mamma Mia
-dance event: Sensation White Parties
Budapest Capitol, PeCsa Music Hall, Budapest, Hungary
Events Manager, co-promoter
Financial, operational and business manager of various events.
Responsibilities include sales & marketing, planning & budgeting, costing & ordering and overseeing the events. Under my supervision, over 350 live events took place at the 2.000 – 3.500 capacity multifunctional in/outdoor venue.
Partners over the years including (but not limited to):
Live Nation CEE, VH-1, Warner Music, Pepsi Co., Fashion TV, EMI Music and The British Council
Head of Department
Bank Austria HQ, Budapest, Hunagary
Head of Department
Strategic and operational manager of CA-IB’s VIP division. Managerial controller of the securities business related to UniCredit SpA Bank branches, a pan-European bank organization operated in 22 countries. Responsibilities include business and sales portfolios, branch coordination, controlling & compliance. Working and overseeing more than 30 branches and 40 colleagues.