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If you set out to build the perfect event team, what would it look like?

Here's what ours would look like...

Experienced

People who have been there and done it before, not learning on the job.

Creative

Fantastic storytellers, with fresh ideas that work for any type of audience.

Prudent

On or under budget every time, with no surprises.

Detailed

Nothing slips through the cracks. Every detail is attended to.

Easy To Work With

Fun, passionate, and ego-less.

That would be the perfect team.

So we made it. We call it FURTHER.

About Us

FURTHER is a team of event and media creators and producers who believe in always going further – in connecting to audiences in fresh new ways – in touching them fully using stories that they remember and retell – in helping them to engage and grow.
We create unforgettable events, video, and digital media of all kinds.
Our clients are some of the world’s greatest brands, like IBM, Microsoft, and Starbucks.
Our team is a group of veterans who have worked together for decades, along with some fresh new faces who keep us always on the moving edge.
Our passion is storytelling and doing what has never been done before.

Our Work

Here is a glimpse at some of our work.

 

Our Team

We are proud to have such a great group of people on our team.

Doug Keeley

Doug Keeley

CEO and Chief Storyteller

Doug started in the event industry when he was 16 and has never escaped. He has written, creative directed, produced and even MC’d hundreds of events around the world. He is passionate about trying new things that people don’t forget, keeping the egos out of the work, and making this business enjoyable (heck, even fun!) for our clients and our team.

Amanda Calce

Amanda Calce

Production Manager

Amanda was the first graduate of Ryerson’s famous Radio & TV Arts program to join our team. In the 30+ years since, she has become the best of the best in the event industry, with an incredible attention to detail and an unwavering “get it done” attitude. She manages any and all aspects of a job, keeps the team and our clients on track and schedule, and lets absolutely nothing slip through the cracks. She is also the best budget manager in the industry.

Pam Sterling

Pam Sterling

Conference Services Manager

Pam manages all onsite logistics, hotel, entertainment, transfers and offsites. She has over 30 years working in the industry, creating exceptional events for groups from 30 to 20,000 people. Despite having managed details for hundreds of corporate events all over the world, she still smiles at every new challenge and handles suppliers with an infectious positivity. That’s why she has so many clients who would never consider working with anyone else.

Roma Sachdev

Roma Sachdev

Project Coordinator

Another graduate of Ryerson‘s Radio and TV Arts program, Roma has logged over 10 years at FURTHER, running unforgettable parties, managing tradeshow logistics, and doing the detail work that makes the difference between good and great in creating an event. She has an amazing “just do it” attitude that never backs down from a challenge, and loves solving problems in unique but practical ways.

Glen Speed

Glen Speed

Technical Director

OK when it comes to events, the equipment just has to work, right? And it has to work on time and budget, right? Glen is the best in the world at making sure everything runs perfectly, every time. He is an amazing problem solver who has worked on everything from small corporate events to the massive PanAm games, always ensuring that they work perfectly and that everyone is smiling when it is over! 

Janet Risovich

Janet Risovich

Producer

Janet has produced hundreds of events around the world over the last 30 years in virtually every vertical industry for every type of audience one can imagine. She has brought a rare combination of creativity, fearlessness, calm, and attention to detail to every one of them and more than once stared “impossible” in the eyes and come out victorious!

Jan MacKeown

Jan MacKeown

Producer

Jan does it all. She is a writer, creative director and producer who loves nothing more than seeing a vision come to life better than anyone dreamed it could, with an inspired audience and happy clients. On the surface, Jan is always cool, but it’s her single minded will to make it great that makes her so special.

Heather McCreath

Heather McCreath

Producer

Heather is a producer and stage manager with 20 years experience in the Live Events industry. She holds a BFA in Theatre from Concordia University and brings her sense for theatricality and preparedness to everything she does. Her rare combination of meticulous attention to detail, creativity,  and onsite calm make her a joy to work with and allows everyone to perform at their best on her teams.

Dale McIntosh

Dale McIntosh

Producer

Everyone who works with Dale says she is completely unflappable. No matter what happens, she keeps a sense of calm onsite and just gets things done with a laser like focus. She has learned to stay cool producing and stage managing shows of all sizes for clients around the world in both the corporate and Not For Profit sectors.

Simone Paradisi

Simone Paradisi

Graphics and Multimedia Designer

Simone has been in the biz for 25 years, designing some of the most beautiful work we have done. She does it all – overall look and feel, PowerPoint, signage, print, online… everything. She works fast, is incredibly patient, and has a unique ability to take a simple idea and make it look beautiful.

Lorena Bonin

Lorena Bonin

Graphics and Multimedia Designer

Lorena is from the same great School of Design and Attitude as Simone. She is a genius designer who has done it all over 25 years. She has an unbelievable ability to keep her cool under pressure, manage last minute changes, and make it look beautiful no matter what the idea.

Peter O'Neill

Peter O'Neill

Video Producer and Motion Graphics

Peter has a creative restlessness that is well satiated by all things computer graphic; from special effects to character animation, motion graphics to interactive design and programming. There are never enough hours in a day and none of them are dull. With 25 years of experience he is still pouring out new ideas and fresh approaches.

What Our Clients Say

We love working with our clients from all over the world

FURTHER is a group of talented professionals whom you can count on to get the job done. In working with them over the past several Cloud and Hosting Summits at Microsoft, they have consistently delivered an outstanding experience for our partners and made sure all logistics before, during, and after the event are taken care of promptly. They are my trusted partner for events and I would hire this team again and again. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a strong business partner.

Monish Sood

Sr. Business Development Manager, Microsoft

Your team did an outstanding job producing both our Asia Pacific party and meeting this year. It can be hard working with teams on opposite ends of the world, but the entire FURTHER team made it easy for us. Your proactivity, creativity, and attention to detail helped make MGX’17 a resounding success for our team.

Thank you!

Marianne Ma

Business Manager, Microsoft Asia Pacific

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FURTHER Inc.
Phone: 416.616.7489
Email: events@furtherinc.com