ABOUT SEAGRAM EVENT CO.
Seagram Event Co. is a SWAM-Certified virtual event production & live streaming company based in Central Virginia. Since 2014, we've provided event planners with an audiovisual partnership to make their events run smoothly, while taking away the stress of worrying about functioning technology!
When the COVID-19 Pandemic hit the US Event Industry in early 2020, we were ready to quickly pivot to offering fully-virtual events and on-site livestream broadcasts due to several years of live-streaming experience with in-person events!
Coming from the hospitality and hotel industry, we have a passion for client service. We know pivoting from in-person events to virtual ones can seem overwhelming and daunting, but we are here to provide the same turnkey service that we built our reputation on. We would love to hear about how we can partner with you to make your next virtual event a success!
ABOUT THE FOUNDERS
Ian has been recognized as a fast-paced leader with impeccable attention to detail, who always provides exceptional customer service and caters to the individual needs of each client. His experience as the Lead Event Technology Operations Specialist in a 30,000 square foot event venue for several years gave him an in-depth understanding into audiovisual technology for events ranging from ten people to 2,000 people. As the sole Audio Visual Technician on property the majority of the time, Ian had to learn very quickly to pay attention to the little things, think ahead and manage his time efficiently in order to balance upwards of twelve event rooms at a time, while delivering flawless execution to each and every one. His experience also stretches to larger venues including Innsbrook Pavilion (Glen Allen, VA), The National Theater (Richmond, VA), the Altria Theater and the Beacon Theater (Hopewell, VA), giving him experience with crowds of up to 10,000 people.
In Ian's spare time, he enjoys spending time with the Lord, his family and his two dogs, as well as camping, fishing, kayaking spending time outdoors, or watching The Office (again).
Mason is a Golden/Lab Mix that Megan adopted as an 8-week old puppy shortly after graduating from George Mason University in 2009. He's been by her side through all of her adult life, and when he's not curled up with his stuffed best friend "Puppy", he's laying in bed or on the back deck. Mason is also one of the few lab mixes in the world who is both scared of water and the "real" outdoors, and is most happy on a couch in the safety of his own home, NOT camping in the woods listening to the sounds of nature.
Will work for treats.
After graduating from George Mason University in 2009 with a B.S. in Tourism & Events Management, Megan worked in the hospitality and tourism field for six years, steadily moving up within the workforce. In 2014, she
co-founded Seagram's Systems, LLC, in partnership with her husband Ian, while still working full-time. In mid-2015, she took a leap of faith and decided to leave her job to become the Chief Operations Officer of Seagram's Systems. With her background in hotel management, administration and event planning, she and Ian realized that their skillsets, while completely different from one another, were very complementary and gave them a uniqueness that they hadn't found with any other company. Her passion for the events industry and her knack for administration made her the perfect partner to Ian's technical savvy. She understands the way planners think, she thinks several steps ahead, and always strives to provide a level of service far beyond what event planners have experienced in the past.
In Megan's spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, getaways with friends, being on the water or outdoors, camping, playing with her two pups, singing on the worship team at her church, and eating tacos and Sweet Frog.
Diesel is a German Shepherd that Ian & Megan adopted in 2014 through a rehoming request when D was three years old. His favorite place in the world is as close to Mom & Dad as he can get (he thinks he's a
10-lb chihuahua). He likes to alert the family to any potential dangers, including mail carriers, neighbors, and squirrels, and does so from the comfort of his couch more often than not. This sweet baby angel doesn't generally care where he is or what is happening around him, as long as one of his "people" is within reach.