Prior to founding AE Ventures in July 2008, Galante headed EH Publishing’s events division and contributed to the development of its publications, online media and new business ventures. At the conclusion of his tenure there, EH annually produced seven trade events, several awards programs and other special seminars, among them, the Electronic House Expos and the Worship Facilities Conference & Expo, both named to Trade Show Week‘s prestigious Fastest 50 Growing Shows list. Galante started his career at EH Publishing as editor-in-chief of its Custom Electronics Professional (CE Pro) magazine and in 2001 led the launch of TecHome Builder magazine as publisher/editor. Read More
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Franco leads the sales, marketing and operations efforts, spearheading the production and quality execution for all events and emedia. Additionally, Franco works closely with the partners, advisors and volunteer leaders on program development and implementation. Before joining AE Ventures, Nancy was with EH from 2001-2008, rising from coordinator to conference and special events manager and finally show director for both the award-winning Electronic House Expo and Electronic Security Expo. Before EH, Franco worked as exhibit manager for high tech Massachusetts-based firm and in exhibit services for large independent organizer, IDG. In 2009, she earned the designation of Certified Exhibition Manager (CEM) from the International Association for Exhibitions and Events, and she currently sits on the IAEE CEM Commission. Nancy was named to EXPO Magazine’s list of Expo Elite in 2012.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE
Allison graduated from Bridgewater State University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree is strategic communications and public relations. Prior to AE Ventures, she worked in a nonprofit doing marketing and communications, and loves events and networking. In her spare time she enjoys the beach, spending time with friends and family, and running.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE
Colin joined the AE Ventures team in September 2018, after completing his Masters in Business Administration at the University of Rhode Island. Colin gained his client service and customer relationship building skills while at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Power Home Remodeling Group, and Kraft Sports Group. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing fantasy football, and rooting on his Boston sports teams.
EDITOR & EVENT CONTENT SPECIALIST
Tony Consiglio is an Editor and Event Content Specialist for TecHome Builder. He has a decade of experience in television news as a reporter, anchor and producer. A natural storyteller, Tony helps create compelling content for the home technology industry. He also has a background in multimedia journalism—shooting, editing and producing videos at news outlets around the country.
CREATIVE SERVICES MANAGER
Joining the team in 2013, Nicole manages the marketing efforts, branding and asset creation at AEV. Nicole is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design & Letterform. Prior to her position at AE Ventures, Nicole worked as a graphic designer for the business communications company AVI-SPL on-site at Dow Chemical in Marlborough, MA, as well as designing for various freelance clients. Nicole likes to spend her free time at home with her mini-dachshund, Chip.
GUEST RECRUITMENT SPECIALIST
Jimmy joined the AE Ventures team in January 2019. Jimmy graduated from Fairfield University in 2015 with a degree in Communication. Before joining AE Ventures, he worked as an account executive for EVO Systems. Jimmy also has a background working in the music festival industry, working in public and media relations departments for several music festivals, including LOCKN’ Festival and Sasquatch! Music Festival. In his free time, Jimmy likes to spend time with family and friends, playing guitar, going to concerts and being outside.
GUEST RECRUITMENT SPECIALIST
Karen is a Guest Recruitment Specialist at AE Ventures. She joined the team in 2017 and focuses on educating homebuilders about our events.
GUEST RECRUITMENT MANAGER
Leigh graduated from Bryant University in May 2014, where she earned a BA in Applied Psychology and a triple minor in Communications, Sociology, and Business Administration. She also played Division 1 volleyball there for 4 years. In Spring of 2014 Leigh interned with Peter Jacobsen Sports, where she managed the volunteer program for the CVS Charity Classic golf tournament, and also got to work hand-in-hand with the charities who benefited from the event. In her spare time she enjoys shopping, hiking, and going to local concerts.
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & ADMIN
Prior to joining AE Ventures, Donna was the Executive Director and General Manager of several local retail business. At Pandora Jewelry and Tiffany & Co. Donna’s focus was finance, operations and administration. In her spare time Donna enjoys time with family and friends, gardening, volunteering and reading by her backyard koi pond!
INSIDE SALES SPECIALIST
Jordan graduated from Bridgewater State University with a BS in Criminal Justice in 2016. From there he intended to transition into law enforcement. During his time trying to become an officer, he realized he had different career goals. He then relocated to the Los Angeles area where he spent his 8 months at Planned Parenthood supporting the Director of Security in all his efforts. He has since relocated back home to the Boston area where he started at AE as a full time temp, supporting the guest recruitment department. Jordan is now a full-time employee of AE Ventures working as a Business Development Executive selling sponsorships for the Total Tech Summit. Jordan likes to spend his time outside of work playing volleyball and hanging out with his dog Junior.
BUSINESS ANALYST MANAGER
Ryan graduated from Stonehill College in May 2018, where he earned a B.S.B.A. in Finance and a minor in Data Science. Ryan spent his junior and senior years as a finance and administration intern at AE Ventures and now brings a new degree of analytics to the team. Ryan spends his free time outdoors with his goldendoodle, Bear.
VP OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Prior to joining AE Ventures, CJ was the Vice President of Sales at MIS Training Institute. At MISTI, CJ was directly responsible for sponsorship sales and managing the inside sales & customer service teams. In his spare time CJ enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 daughters as well as rooting for all of Boston Sports Teams.
SPONSORSHIP ACTIVATION SPECIALIST
Joining the team in 2017, Jessica graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a bachelor’s degree in Sports, Entertainment and Event Management. Prior to AE Ventures, she gained her love of events and customer care from organizing national fitness Summits, website management and volunteering for local nonprofits. She enjoys time with family and friends, her rescue pup and being an avid DIY’er.
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Jeff joined the AE Ventures team in early in 2016, after spending the last seven years working for the Boston Bruins AHL affiliate, Providence Bruins. As VP-Sales with the P-Bruins, Jeff worked on corporate group outings while developing, selling and implementing corporate sponsorships with local and regional businesses. Prior to working in hockey, Jeff got his start in the sports industry with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, the Triple-A Affiliate to the New York Yankees where he worked in activating the team’s sponsorship accounts. In his spare time, Jeff cheers on the Buffalo Bills in hopes that one day, they’ll return to a Super Bowl, and come home a winner.