President, Rick Moelis Productions
Rick is the president of Rick Moelis Productions, Inc., which provides a full scope of event marketing services including hotel/venue management, speaker management, food and beverage, decor, website/registration, transportation and overall budget oversight.
Prior to that he was vice president of client services for First Protocol, where he was responsible for the overall account management of the company's US clients to ensure they are being properly serviced by the account teams. Rick was also integral to the US office's sales and marketing team, supporting sales activities with existing accounts as well as new clients. With extensive marketing experience, Rick provided invaluable advice to clients on strategic marketing plans and the best way to utilize their marketing spend over various marketing vehicles.
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in '92, Rick spent over 10 years living and working in San Francisco where he built his event management career. Rick has been working in the event marketing world for over 15 years and draws on his experience from a variety of industries including the non-profit sector (San Francisco Ballet), the beverage industry (Tanqueray and Coca-Cola) and the technology sector (BEA Systems, Inc.). At BEA, Rick oversaw the overall conference direction for their annual user conferences, developer road shows, and managed their trade show participation at over 35 shows per year. Rick has been fortunate enough to travel extensively, delivering events and marketing programs on a global level and this experience is central to the quality and breadth of experience he brings to all client engagements.