Resume by bdancy


									                                     BRAD DANCY

Self-directed, highly motivated event management professional with strong background in
concert production. Achieves success leading by example, delivers consistent value through
creativity and adapts to change by empowering individuals and matrixed teams.

                                 RESUME TAG CLOUD


     Managed artist production for Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band’s international
      concert tours over 5 years, producing the ninth and tenth highest grossing rock and roll
      tours of all time.
     Founded, directed and grew annual charity fundraising event in New York City: Over four
      years raised $100,000+, established and maintained 16 corporate sponsors, and increased
      attendance by 200%+ through four unique events despite difficult economic conditions.
     Co-founded tech start-up Local America: Leading business, marketing, and development
     Conceptualized and directed new business development division of web marketing firm
      targeting fast-growing tech companies.
                                 WEB 2.0 EXPERIENCE

Local America, INC. Washington, DC  2010 - Present
Co-Founder / Creative Strategist
Define and ensure day-to-day business development and marketing efforts of tech start-up to
meet short and long-term goals. Recruited by founders to manage and organize all moving pieces
to ensure maximum productivity. Facilitate strategy alignment among three founders and
development team to ensure deadlines are met and communication is open. Focus outreach
towards the start-up community, establishing new relationships with entrepreneurs, potential
angel investors and venture capitalists.
  • Coordinating teams to build and prototype new technology to aggregate and view public
  • Building a business strategy to engage early adopters through market research and
  • Managing budget allocation with regard to technology, online resources, business
      development and salaries.
  • Leading online marketing planning and implementation, including Twitter, Tumblr blog,
      and video production.

FairWinds Partners LLC, Washington, DC  2009-2010
Business Development Director
Designed and ran targeted marketing campaigns towards potential clients for FairWinds, a
strategic web marketing firm which provides online brand protection and optimization for
Fortune 500 companies including Nike, Allstate, HP and Verizon.
   Led a new company division targeting fast-growing enterprises such as NetJets,
       SkullCandy and PerfectFitness.
   Established client relationships with Web 2.0 and social media companies such as Twitter,
       Zynga, Foursquare, GoWalla and Booyah.
   Designed, organized and hosted informational events for 100+ potential clients in
       Washington, DC and San Francisco.
   Promoted from consultant to Business Development Director within 3 months in the

                       EVENT MANAGEMENT EXPIERENCE

C3 Presents, Washington, DC / Chicago, IL / Austin, TX  2009-Present
Artist Relations Freelance Consultant
Managed coordination of multi-day music events, working closely with tour managers, artists,
and event management.
  • Coordinated artist relations for multiple high profile events such as the “We Are One”
       performance for the Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama; the White House Easter
       Egg Roll; Lollapalooza music festival (Chicago) and Austin City Limits (Austin).

Nightcastle Management & Trans-Siberian Orchestra  2006-2009
Road Manager
Toured the US and Canada with one of the industry’s most ambitious touring productions, completing
90+ performances in 46 cities over 64 days each season.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, diplomacy and patience as manager for 18 band members on
     tour of over traveling 100 personnel.
  • Led travel logistics and communication with band and crew, including meet and greets, radio
     interviews, after-show events, and travel arrangements.
   Promoted from Hospitality Coordinator to Road Manager.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts  2008
Production Manager
Coordinated production and technical details for two simultaneous residencies, Mid-Summer
Night Swing and Lincoln Center Out of Doors. Both festivals ran 5 nights a week with several
daily performances.
     Liaised between the incoming performers and the Lincoln Center coordinating all
      technical and personal requirements.
     Managed multiple rotating acts dancers and musicians.
     Promoted from Runner to Assistant Production Manager in 2008.

Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band World Tour  2003-2008
Production Assistant – Magic and Rising Tours
First assistant and trainee in high-profile international music tour management. Training
included cycling through various departments within the tour, gaining increasing responsibility.
Assisted in production of 240 shows across three continents.
   Held roles in accounting, production, teleprompter, dressing rooms, management office
       and backstage management.
   The Rising tour was the 10th highest grossing tour of all time bringing in 221 million
       dollars only to be surpassed by the 2007-2008 Magic tour that is the 9th highest grossing
       tour of all time bringing in 235 million dollars.

Live Nation Entertainment  2000-2006
Assistant Production Manager
Served as Live Nation’s venue representative for all events at the PNC Bank Arts Center,
producing 100+ shows and festivals in 20,000 capacity venue.
     Planned and managed all advance production details by liaising with traveling tours and
      artist managers including: transportation, trucking, rigging, audio, lighting, dressing
      rooms, ticketing and backstage requirements.
     Created and managed strict budgets for wide variety of productions, from local cultural
      events high profile global tours.
     Promoted from Runner to Assistant Production Manager in 2005.

                                  PERSONAL PROJECTS
Annual Joan Dancy & PALS New York City Fundraiser, New York, NY  2007-Present
Founder of NYC Constituency
Expanded reach of New Jersey non-profit that supports victims afflicted with ALS, also known
as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Established and grew constituency in New York City targeting young
professionals, a previously untapped demographic who will grow with the charity.
   Achieved 125% in revenue growth raising over $100,000+ over four annual events and
      increased attendance year over year, reaching 350 attendees in 2010
   Directed event operations, including: budgeting, marketing, logistics, catering,
      sponsorship, digital media design, silent auction, and human resources.
   Motivated and coordinated 13 volunteer board members to complete tasks effectively
   Established and maintained corporate sponsorships with companies including Bliss Spa,
      Budweiser, Bobbi Brown cosmetics, Domenico Vacca, HINT flavored water, Myriad
      Restaurant Group, PGA Magazine, Shop-Rite, Tito’s Vodka, and Vineyard Vines.
DC Setlist, Washington, DC  2010 - Present
Content Producet
DC Setlist is a blog and facebook application built from the ground up where 2,000 locals turn to
discover whats happening in DC’s music scene. We conver events, non-profits, bands and
individuals alike to profile whats new and exciting locally.
     Coordinate daily postings on what’s new and interesting in the music industry through
      facebook, twitter and our blog.
     DC Setlist is a featured through’s bloging network and the Pinkline Project
      helping drive traffic to our site building the community.

Data BBQ, Washington, DC  2010
Data BBQ is a networking event to connect entrepreneurs, technologists, engineers and individuals
advocating for open data. Hosted as freestanding events during both DCWEEK and mHealth
Summit, facilitated new connections among 150 guests from the DC tech community.
   Coordinated partnership between sponsors iStrategyLabs and Insomniac Design to host
      event in the offices of Local America to strategically promote the start-up.
   Events received positive media attention from O’Reilly Media’s
      correspondent Alex Howard from O’Reilly Media.

                         ONLINE & PROFESSIONAL TOOLS
Twitter: @Bdancy
Quora: Brad Dancy
Tumblr Blog:
Others: Facebook, LinkedIn,, Instagram, Path, FourSquare, GoWalla, GetGlue,
SCVNGR & GroupMe, Identified, Svpply, TripIt, Hashable
Professional Programs: Salesforce, Basecamp, Highrise, Microsoft Office Suite, Entourage,
Keynote, & Mac OSX.

Franklin College Switzerland, Lugano, Switzerland
BA International Communications: Public Relations/Advertising - 2006
International Travel: 16 countries within the European Union, Venezuela, Japan, Turkey &

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