Victor has over 25 years of experience in strategically building, growing and scaling businesses – particularly in the investment, real estate and live events arena. A proven entrepreneur and respected leader, Victor has successfully built, launched and operated multiple businesses and brands. From a $14 billion dollar hedge fund; to an award-winning, decade-long conference; to an opportunistic real estate and development firm, he has demonstrated the ability to anticipate trends, assemble and manage world-class teams, and build profitable businesses during turbulent times.
Victor is a Managing Partner of StageLight Group, which consists of his diverse investment holdings as well as a hospitality and experiential marketing arm. Investments and advisory include SCALE Global, HitRecord, BOMANI, Zappos and MODD Group as well as residential real estate properties and restaurants worldwide. In addition, he was an Advisor to Zappos.com on the implementation of Market Based Dynamics.
Previously, Victor was a Partner at SkyBridge Capital and Global Head of Business Development & Strategy where he was directly responsible for the firm’s growth, international expansion, new business development and brand strategy initiatives. Prior to joining SkyBridge, Victor was a Senior Consultant within Oliver Wyman’s capital markets division where he focused on international acquisitions and growth strategies for major financial institutions. In addition, he was a Manager of Strategic Growth for Kozmo – a venture capital funded start-up. He began his career as an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) within the media & communications team.
Victor received a MBA in Finance & Entrepreneurship from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a MA in Advance International Studies from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. He also graduated with honors with a BSFS in International Economics from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
Kelly has over 20 years of experience in strategically developing and growing businesses, brands and strategic partnerships – primarily in the financial and entrepreneurial ecosystem. She is committed to building communities of collaboration, connectivity, celebration and capital – financial, social, human and strategic.
Kelly is CEO of Lumiere Partners where she works with companies, entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders to help them grow their business, amplify their brand and forge strategic partnerships by developing, implementing and executing community engagement strategies, experiential marketing campaigns and impactful events and conferences. In addition, she is a Managing Partner of StageLight Group, which consists of her diverse investments. Advisory and investments include SCALE Global, HitRecord, BOMANI, Zappos and MODD Group as well as residential real estate properties and restaurants worldwide.
Kelly has also served in the White House as the Chief Growth Officer of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation and has ghostwritten, edited, and packaged numerous non-fiction and finance books – including 12 bestsellers, 3 of which were listed in The New York Times.
Previously, Kelly was a Partner & Executive Director of Business Development and Strategy at SkyBridge Capital where she co-led teams engaged in growth and strategy; marketing and events; brand development and strategic partnerships; and communications and public relations. Prior to joining SkyBridge, she was an Editor at John Wiley & Sons and began her career at Columbia University working on Special Events, Projects & Communications.
Kelly received a Master’s degree in Organization & Leadership from Columbia University. She also earned a B.A. in English Literature from Wagner College and graduated summa cum laude.
A native New Yorker, her global experience spans more than 18 years in various locations including the U.S., London, Switzerland, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore. She is passionate about building communities of collaboration, connectivity and celebration.
Please contact Kelly to learn more about SCALE Global Summit by emailing her at email@example.com.
Timothy is a Partner and Head of Event Solutions at SCALE Global. In addition, he is the CEO & Chief Elevation Officer of Elevated Meetings Solutions.
With nearly 30 years of experience with MGM Resorts International, Timothy is successful in creating high performing teams and executing VIP events in a luxury environment. After beginning his career in the banking industry, Timothy moved to hospitality management in 1989 when he joined the opening team in Convention Banquets at the Mirage Hotel and Casino. From there, he opened Treasure Island Hotel and then eventually moved by to the Mirage in 1998 to oversee the Convention Services Team.
In 2005, Timothy moved to the Bellagio where he led the Convention Services teams for 13 successful years and was awarded and recognized for his leadership and excellent service delivery standards.
Timothy has a long tenure of involvement in the meetings community where he has been a CMP since 2000. He currently sits on the EIC CMP Governance Committee, is active in the UNLV Hotel School Mentor program and is a long-term MPI member.
John Valenti is the Executive Director of Business Strategy and Operations for StageLight Group. With over 15 years of sell side experience, John has been successful in Fixed Income product coverage for the Institutional Investor community. Prior to joining the form John covered Capital Markets for such firms as Lehman Brothers, Bank of America, Nomura Securities and Royal Bank of Canada.
In addition to his banking and sales experience, John assists in the growth of youth basketball in the New York City area by both coaching and managing CYO and AAU teams.
John holds an Business Administration degree from the University of Albany. He lives in New York with his wife and three children.