a2z Welcomes Rich Vallaster as Director of Professional Services

Rich@a2za2z, Inc. announces that Rich Vallaster has joined the organization as Director of Professional Services. A versatile and distinguished professional, Vallaster has 15+ years' experience in leading creative, marketing and production teams. At a2z, he will mentor and coach a diverse team of talented professionals as well as actively manage client accounts and complex projects.

“We are delighted to welcome Rich to our dynamic team”, said Angi Carr, Chief Operating Officer at a2z. “His energetic personality and deep knowledge of the events industry will further strengthen a2z's Professional Services team, and enable us to significantly enhance our customer orientated services.”

Vallaster comes to a2z from the Halyard Group where he was responsible for the launch of a strategic consultancy aimed at helping organizations drive revenue by improving customer understanding. Prior to that, he was the co-founder and principal partner at Creosate Affects, a leading strategic marketing firm for educational institutions. Till recently, he also held the position of co-chairman at the eduWeb Digital Summit. 

Vallaster holds a MBA degree from Mount St. Mary's University. He is a member of the Advisory Panel of Executives, Wharton School of Business.