About Us

We are the most experienced team of peer-to-peer fundraising event experts in the nation.

Our unparalleled Event Management Specialists know how to plan, promote and run an event that will exceed your goals.

From cutting-edge marketing campaigns and fundraising technology to personalized customer service to an agile, adaptable on-event production team, we’ve got you covered.

Headquartered in Chicago with a deep bench of accomplished team members and partners working nationwide, we can quickly scale to a wide range of client needs and budgets. We execute all projects, big and small, with the same level of expertise, dedication and passion.

Our Values

Great People: We hire the best people we can, foster their passion and empower them to make decisions. In return, they give us and our clients their loyalty, and go all out for every event.

Transparent Success: Our events are about you, our clients. So we do the work, we make you look great, and you get the credit.

Meaningful Partnerships: We strive to create genuine friendships with our teammates, our clients, our participants, and our communities. Our relationships are open and honest.

Uncompromising Standards: We believe that incredible performance leads to extraordinary results. We are our own toughest critics.

Cost Consciousness: We understand that fiscal accountability makes us better partners to our clients and results in a smarter event. The path to sustainability is paved with responsibility and diligence.

Boldness: We believe that we make our own luck. So we take informed chances. We value action over indecisiveness, encourage innovative answers, and discuss solutions rather than problems.

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Our Team

Who exactly are these magical problem solvers, who can bring all of our professionalism to bear in a crisis situation one moment, and have you cracking up hilariously the next? We can clean up nice and shake hands with your big donors, then turn around and get sweaty straightening signage or moving porta-potties.

We’re proud of our ability to sort 100 items into neatly categorized bins in a ropak, excited by the creative use of a zip-tie to secure vinyl, enamored by the patterns of a well-marked route, awed by the creative use of space in staging a ceremony in the round, moved to tears by the photos of loved ones lost that our participants clutch while on the event.

You’ll want us in your corner.

Team Captains

Tim Brockman

As one of our co-founders, Tim Brockman brings more than 20 years in the event operations industry to Event 360 and in addition to leading the team that has planned and executed some of the country’s most successful fundraising events, he has managed events for international performing artists including Phil Collins, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne and Genesis. Tim’s skills and experience make him uniquely qualified to provide executive level oversight to the aspects of event fundraising that are critically important, but that live behind the scenes. With his teams, Tim has personally managed the operations, finances, risk management and logistics for hundreds of large-scale events. He has a keen eye for detail and a sixth-sense for quality control. The front end and back end planning and implementation of every project we do must meet his demanding criteria.

Mike Murphy

Mike Murphy draws upon more than 25 years of concert and corporate special events production experience to create spectacularly creative experiences for our Event 360 clients. A co-founder of Event 360, Mike is an Emmy Award-winning professional who has developed brand-building events, product launches and tours worldwide. As the Line Producer and Director of Special Events for a major movie studio, Mike took film premieres to a new level through extravaganzas in the New Orleans Superdome, the Rose Bowl, aboard the U.S.S. John C. Stennis aircraft carrier and numerous other improbable but spectacular film venues. Mike’s other key achievements include the production of a Papal Mass in Denver for 500,000 attendees and tour management and production for Harry Connick, Jr., 10,000 Maniacs and numerous other internationally known touring artists with music.

Leadership Team

Irina Gelfand

Irina puts her extensive legal experience to work for us as an internal adviser on intersecting business and legal issues such as labor and employment, intellectual property, contracts, risk and liability issues.

Patrick Riley

Patrick’s been with Event 360 since the beginning, developing great relationships with our clients. Whether he’s using his project management skills to execute and operate a killer event, or getting his hands dirty at the check-in tent, he always gives it his all.

Jillian Schranz

Jillian has worn many hats at Event 360 in the past 11 years – from fundraising coach to project manager, to event IT support. She knows our work and our team inside and out. In her current role as Director of Business Development, she can perfectly partner our clients with the services they need and ensure our team delivers flawless event experiences that yield happy participants and stellar results. On the event, you may find her making sure our client gets the perfect “Victory Pose” photo at the finish line, or putting the finishing touches on a “Top Fundraiser” perks tent.

The Team

Janelle Benuska

Janelle brings passion for client satisfaction to the Account Management team with a keen attention to project timelines and dedication to ensuring successful events. She currently works on the Florida AIDS Walk & Music Festival for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the Ride for AIDS Chicago for TPAN, as well as the Disabled American Veteran’s 5K Race series.

Joann Buckley Collins

Joann’s put the last 13 years into helping our clients communicate effectively with their audience, creating communication strategies, writing the perfect copy and coding web and email content.

Sarah Coniglio

Sarah’s our fearless leader for our Komen projects. She makes sure that we successfully execute on vision, budget and timeline. She’s been with Event 360 for more than 14 years, and has a wealth of knowledge, experience and skills to show for it.

Molly Fast

Molly co-leads the company’s local operations for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Series and feels privileged to work with our participant-facing (customer service) team. For over a decade with Event 360, Molly has been fortunate enough to combine her love of people with the ability to make a difference in the work she does focusing on exceeding expectations and delighting participants along the way, whether it’s talking them through a fundraising plan on the phone, or giving them a hug out on the route.

Jake Geiger

In his 13 years with Event 360, Jake has delivered exceptional event experiences from the planning phase all the way through to implementation. Specializing in complex event operations, Jake was a key leader on MuckFest MS, our largest event series. He works with local sites, jurisdictions, EMS, police and fire to ensure our sites and safety planning are top notch. Currently, Jake oversees planning and operations for the MMRF Team for Cures series in 12 cities across the US and the Shatterproof Rise Up Against Addiction 5K in eight cities.

Cyrena Hillyard

Cyrena’s been with us for 13 years, and her experience has covered everything from brand management, program development, participant experience planning, and creative collateral. On an event, you might see her bringing her obsessive detail-oriented skills to bear as a signage manager.

David Jordan

David came to Event 360 more than 13 years ago, with over 20 years of IT experience under his belt, including voice and data communications, LAN and WAN management, client-server architecture, mainframe programming and database design. Let him use technology to bring you and your event new levels of ease and productivity.

David Kramer

David’s keen focus on logistics and execution as they relate to participant experience, volunteer management and jurisdictional regulations results in safe, secure and memorable experiences for everyone involved.

Tifani Perez

Tifani is the Account Director for the V Foundation’s Victory Ride to Cure Cancer. Managing every aspect of the project from marketing and communications to production, volunteer and participant recruitment teams. She’s spent 14 years with Event 360, connecting with our clients and their participants.

Rene Tamayo

Rene joined Event 360 13 years ago, bringing 15 years of experience in the event business. As Tour Manager, he oversees all aspects of the event production including staffing, management and execution of the event series.

Slade Thompson

Slade has been with Event 360 for more than 14 years and has played a role in planning and executing more than 100 events ranging from a 5K for a few hundred people to multi-day events for thousands of participants.

Rick Winquest

Rick specializes in site scouting/layout/design, event flow, site mapping, infrastructure, logistics, audio/visual, on-site management and execution. He works directly with venue management and jurisdictions assuring that all jurisdictional needs and technical issues have been addressed in a timely fashion.

Additional Team Members

We have 85 team members in 63 cities across the country. See where we live: