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We work with some incredible individuals and organizations within the food and beverage industry and are pleased to be able to bring the benefits of our relationships to Food Service Matters when a special need arises.

Victus Advisors

Victus Advisors provides custom market research and strategic planning services to franchises, athletic departments, venues and events. Our combination of consulting expertise and practical experience is unmatched in the sports and entertainment industry.

Brian Connolly

Brian Connolly has more than 10 years of experience in market research and strategic planning. He has advised professional sports franchises, university athletic departments, sports and entertainment venues, municipal governments, and Fortune 500 companies.

Prior to founding Victus Advisors, Brian was a consultant with CSL International, specializing in market research, feasibility studies, economic impact analysis, and operational reviews for sports and entertainment venues. He has also worked in research and strategy roles for the NFL Arizona Cardinals and NBA Orlando Magic, and he served as finance director for Chatham Partners, a Boston-based market research firm.

Mr. Connolly earned an M.B.A. in Sports Business at Arizona State University, as well as a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Association of Luxury Suite Directors (ALSD) and the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM). His speaking experience includes serving as an expert panelist at ALSD and IAVM conferences, as well as guest lectures for San Diego State University’s Sports MBA Program and Syracuse University’s Falk College of Sport & Human Dynamics.

Learn more about Victus Advisors

Amerivents Event Staffing and Management

Amerivents is a full service hospitality organization, which specializes in promotional staffing, event management, and catering services.

At the core of Amerivents is a passion to serve people. Their ability to empathize and listen to client’s needs has allowed them to build strong, lasting relationships where customers trust their capacity to produce and deliver what is important to them and their guests.

By combining staffing services, hospitality and event management expertise, and culinary partners, Amerivents has taken steps above the rest in producing successful and memorable experiences for those they serve

Leading the Amerivents team is James Della Place. He has held key positions at NYC & Company, the Official New York City’s Convention and Visitors Bureau in the tourism division, the Waldorf Astoria in the banquets department, and also has over ten years experience with Spirit City Cruises, Bateaux New York working his way up from Corporate Sales manager to the General Sales Manager of both the New York and New Jersey markets. With over 15 years of managing events for multiple organizations, and 20 years of managing sales departments, James has been directly responsible for thousands of events in New York, Boston and Baltimore. His ability to immediately grasp the scope and complexities of events of any scale is among his greatest assets to Amerivents clients

Learn more about Amerivents