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Doug Richter | What They Say

What They Say

“Your willingness to accommodate our specific needs and tailor our activities to our strategic vision and business plan was truly appreciated. You went way beyond the call of duty in your guidance. The additional marketing opportunities you were able to secure for us provided us with a platform of far greater value than we could have achieved for the dollars we allocated for this unique event. Most importantly, you really came to understand our business and managed the process as an integral part of our internal planning team.”

Nasry Michelin


Aetna Better Health of New York

“Thank you again for your role in putting together our exclusive events at Flavor! Napa Valley. As you know, we’ve hosted A LOT of client events and these two stood out as the best I’ve ever been a part of. The intimacy and feel of each location was amazing. You packed a one-two punch for our best clients that was worth its weight in gold!”

Brian D. Riley

Managing Director,

Private Banking & Investment Group,

Merrill Lynch


“Doug Richter is the most irreplaceable, creative, problem-solving piece of manpower I’ve ever been associated with. Doug travelled through at least a dozen countries with me and Barry White on musical/recording dates touring and moving up to 60 people almost daily.  We had to feed and house the entourage which Doug did seamlessly from continent to continent. Whatever you need accomplished, Doug will get it done calmly, professionally and economically.”

Ned Shankman

Former personal manager and attorney,

Barry White

“I want to thank you again for making our recent client events in Napa our most memorable ever! The feedback we received from our clients was extremely complimentary on the theme, venue and quality of the food and wine at both events. You and your company listened and produced exactly what we wanted to achieve: access to top tier events custom designed to fit with what our clients are looking for. It’s a pleasure to work with someone that truly understands the high net worth market and what we at Merrill Lynch PBIG desire in terms of client events.”

David Berger

Managing Director,

Private Banking & Investment Group,

Merrill Lynch

“I’ve worked closely with Doug for the past few years on a core team that developed a nationally-recognized food and culture festival in NYC called Harlem EatUp! Doug led the sponsorship team for Years 1 and 2 and procured a list of blue chip partners that included Citi, Aetna, Bordeaux Wine Council and Time Inc. Doug is passionate about networking and curating the right mix of sponsors to embrace this unique festival. His positive energy and creative contributions have been a great asset to our executive production team.”

Marcus Samuelsson

Award-Winning Chef/Restaurant/Author


Marcus Samuelsson Group

“You had flawless execution at the event. It flowed without confusion or chaos which is a result of the preparation and thought that went into every detail from Doug and his team. If I had to fill out a survey and say what you excel at, it’s that you gave us brand recognition without having to monitor you as we’ve had to do with previous sponsorships. This was refreshing and made our partnership much easier.”

Albert Ruiz

Southwest Marketing Manager,


“I hired Doug to build a sponsorship team that would sell the live events platform we were producing for our parent company, Time Inc. Doug joined our agency at a critical post-acquisition time period and quickly developed the systems and architecture for our sponsorships sales division and was also integral in developing strategies for tickets, marketing and merchandise. He hired and managed the team and ensured that the event programs developed with iconic brands like People, Entertainment Weekly and Sports Illustrated were on track. Doug’s amazing network and knowledge of the sponsorship industry helped us quickly align with brand targets for our ecosystem of events and festivals.”

Scott Cullather

Founder, Global Managing Partner


“I wanted to personally thank you for your persistence with inviting us to participate in the inaugural year of this festival in our area. It was beyond our expectations. Thanks for also constantly watching out for us to ensure the best exposure for our brand. You and your team did a great job. Their attention to detail to ensure a good activation was greatly appreciated and it showed in the final result.”

Kim Reeves

Owner, Maserati of Tampa

“I worked with Doug for four years at Windham Hill Records/BMG Entertainment where I was his supervisor. Doug’s efforts were consistently creative and unique.  He was very capable and successful in managing complex multi-layered projects with great skill and energy.  His marketing plans were always on time, on budget and reflected his unique gift for strategic planning. Doug demonstrated great energy and ability in developing exciting and memorable promotions with outside third parties which provided great benefits and exposure to both the company and the marketing partner.”

Ron McCarrell

Vice President, Marketing, 

BMG Entertainment

“Doug is about as a smart, knowledgeable and focused as a person can be. His understanding of sponsorship, marketing and event production matches anyone I have seen in the business.”

Laurie Kirby



“Doug, you worked hard to understand our product and helped bring it to life by weaving it into the right activities in a natural manner. The interactive lunch in the CIA kitchen with Todd English was awesome! Seeing people with flour-covered hands wave over the Bing Food & Drink app to avoid making a mess of their screen was amazing and exactly what we hoped for. I cannot imagine a better event to showcase our product.”

Melissa Powell

Senior Manager PR,

Microsoft Bing

“Doug has always been a leader, which he demonstrated daily at BMG with his non-stop creativity and endless enthusiasm to motivate others. He was meticulous in managing budgets and timelines related to our projects. Doug has always worked tirelessly at building and cultivating relationships in the entertainment industry which is an ongoing strength in his abilities.”

Herb Agner

VP A&R/Product Development,

Universal Music Group

“You’ve been beautifully transparent with me. You came in with a flexible sponsorship program, and that’s what I needed.”

Christine Weisenberger

Experiential Managing Director,


“Although we were just a small sponsor at Flavor! Napa Valley, Doug gave us his full attention, taking the time to strategize endlessly on what would be the best activation for us. His willingness to craft a partnership that worked specifically for us was fantastic. Doug has proven to be a real partner – smart, creative, flexible, strategic, incredibly fair, and always approachable.”

Marnie Braverman

Vice President,


“Doug understands and brings a unique perspective to sponsorship opportunities from both the corporate and not-for-profit perspective and incorporates a creative angle to provide a unique, meaningful experience for those sponsors who sign on. His professionalism was refreshing, with his ability to have honest conversations about potential partners, their capacity, what he had to offer. He also willingly shared contacts professionally to further each of our goals. He is a closer!”

Robyn Stein

Director of Partnerships & Events,


“Doug leadership qualities include his dynamic business acumen from executing complex transactions to being a driving force behind national company pitches to major Fortune 500 companies including British Petroleum (BP). I have seen Doug in action and his tenacity to get a deal over the finish line shows his dedication to his clients’ needs.”

Scott R. Maesel

Executive Managing Director,

Sperry Van Ness Chicago