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Our Values

What principles guide our behavior? The Super 7 values, or as we call it, EPICARP.

  • EEfficiency
  • PPositivity
  • IIntegrity
  • CCollaboration
  • AAccountability
  • RRelationships
  • PPerseverance
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Efficiency

Fast is better than slow

Positivity

Attitude is everything

Integrity

There is never a wrong time to do the right thing
people collaborating in conference room

Collaboration

Accountability

Take pride in all that you do

Relationships

Passion for people

Perseverance

Work together to achieve a win-win

Our Assurance

Speed

We are built for speed and efficiency.

  • Same day video turnaround on daily headlines & recap
  • Sessions can be broadcast live, recorded and immediately available on-demand
  • Attendee acquisition content available in two weeks or less

Specialization

We’re industry experts with over 15 years in meetings and events.

  • Trusted partner with 75 years of combined broadcast experience.
  • Proven, powerful tactics to drive attendance, enhance experience and generate revenue for events
  • Dedicated content manager for each event to help craft your story

Versatility

We can execute in-person, virtual or hybrid events.

  • End-to-end service
  • Customized options to meet the needs of your event
  • Comprehensive remote and on-site production capabilities
  • Ability to create and capture year-round content

Meet the CNTV Team

Creators. Collaborators. Innovators. Our ability to bring your events to life is directly linked to a talented team that keeps us moving forward. With more than 75 years of broadcast experience, our roster is comprised of passionate digital storytellers with diverse backgrounds in TV News, video production and editing.

Co-Founder Marcelo Zolessi

Chief Executive Officer

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Co-Founder Marcelo Zolessi

Chief Executive Officer

Email: mzolessi@cntvnow.com | Phone: 407-960-3967

LinkedIn | Twitter

Q: When did you start working for CNTV?
A: 2007

Q: What is your favorite convention city to visit?
A: Geneva, Switzerland

Q: What is your most memorable show moment?
A: Chatting with Sir Richard Branson

Q: Describe CNTV in one word.
A: Stellar

Q: What’s your guilty pleasure song to sing?
A: Sting-When We Dance

Q: What is your nickname?
A: Cellobrown

Q: What is your hidden talent?
A: Playing drums

Q: If you could host a talk show, who would be your first guest?
A: Sting

Q: Favorite cartoon or TV show growing up?
A: G.I. Joe

Co-Founder Carrie Ferenac

President

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Co-Founder Carrie Ferenac

President

Email: cferenac@cntvnow.com | Phone: 407-960-3967

LinkedIn | Twitter

Q: When did you start working for CNTV?
A: The day it was formed

Q: What is your favorite convention city to visit?
A: Orlando. It’s my hometown and it’s fabulous.

Q: What is your most memorable show moment?
A: Watching the A380 land at the Dubai Air Show

Q: Describe CNTV in one word.
A: Collaborative.

Q: What’s your guilty pleasure song to sing?
A: Taylor Swift-Shake It Off

Q: What is your nickname?
A: Used to be my maiden name, Harnish

Q: What is your hidden talent?
A: Snow Skiing

Q: If you could host a talk show, who would be your first guest?
A: Bert Jacobs from “Life is Good.” Love him and the company he built.

Q: Favorite cartoon or TV show growing up?
A: Dukes of Hazzard

Megan Saad

Managing Director, CNTV Marketing

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Megan Saad

Managing Director, CNTV Marketing

Email: msaad@cntvnow.com | Phone: 407-960-3967

LinkedIn

Q: When did you start working for CNTV?
A: July 2021

Q: What is your favorite convention city to visit?
A: New Orleans

Q: Describe CNTV in one word.
A: Versatile

Q: What’s your guilty pleasure song to sing?
A: Total Eclipse of the Heart

Q: What is your hidden talent?
A: Playing golf

Q: Where were you born?
A: Pittsburgh, PA

Michael Darrah

Managing Director, CNTV Media

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Michael Darrah

Managing Director, CNTV Media

Email: mdarrah@cntvnow.com | Phone:(407) 743-0263

Q: When did you start working for CNTV?
A: May 2022

Q: What is your favorite convention city to visit?
A: Las Vegas. I used to live there, so I know the nice places, and the dives. Both types are fun!

Q: What is your most memorable show moment?
A: So far, they’ve all be memorable.

Q: Describe CNTV in one word.
A: Welcoming

Q: What’s your favorite food?
A: My mom’s hamburger/spaghetti casserole

Q: What is your nickname?
A: Mikey D

Q: What is your favorite thing about your career?

A: It’s given me the chance to live and work in amazing places with talented people

Q: What are your hobbies? 
A: Dog parks, golf, beach, and yelling at the TV during Minnesota Vikings games.
Sarah Moore

Accounting & HR Manager

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Sarah Moore

Accounting & HR Manager

Email: hmiller@cntvnow.com | Phone: 407-960-3967

Courtney Dixon

Special Projects Manager

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Courtney Dixon

Special Projects Manager

Email: cdixon@cntvnow.com | Phone: 407-960-3967

Q: When did you start working for CNTV?
A: November 2017

Q: What is your favorite convention city to visit?
A: Nashville

Q: Describe CNTV in one word.
A: Family

Q: What’s your guilty pleasure song to sing?
A: Anything Backstreet Boys

Q: What is your nickname?
A: Court

Q: What is your hidden talent?
A: I overboard decorate for the holidays.

Q: If you could host a talk show, who would be your first guest?
A: Jon Bon Jovi

Q: Favorite cartoon or TV show growing up?
A: Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers (I was and still am a Disney kid!)

Q: Where were you born?
A: Morrilton, Arkansas

Q: If you could invent something what would it be?
A: If I could invent a machine that allows me to be two places at once, or duplicate myself when needed, that’d be handy. ?

Q: What is your favorite song that you listen to?
A: It changes daily. I just love something uplifting that gets me ready to face anything. Usually Backstreet Boys, Bon Jovi or anything 80’s

Q: Have you ever been skydiving?
A: No… fear of heights

Q: Where would your dream vacation be?
A: I’d love to devote several weeks to exploring Europe. It may take a few trips

Q: What are your hobbies?
A: You can find me at Disney, a sporting event or concert. I also try to learn all I can about the space industry and history (especially WWII)

Dakota Thurow

Production Coordinator

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Dakota Thurow

Production Coordinator

Email: dthurow@cntvnow.com | Phone: 407-960-3967

Q: When did you start working for CNTV?
A: 
I’ve been with CNTV since the fall of 2018.

Q: What is your favorite convention city to visit?
A: 
Well, we visit Las Vegas A LOT – but I think my favorite convention city has to be San Diego.

Q: What is your most memorable show moment?
A: 
Everyone in this office knows how Corgi-obsessed I am. Well, during my first big show I’m proud to say that I had the chance to strap a go-pro camera to a corgi and let it gather footage around the pet expo floor!

Q: Describe CNTV in one word.
A: 
Epicarp. Yes it’s a real word… and it’s also the acronym for our values!

Q: Describe CNTV in one word.
A: 
Epicarp. Yes it’s a real word… and it’s also the acronym for our values!

Q: What is your nickname?
A: 
KotesMagotes. Kota. Kotes. 

Q: What is your favorite thing about your career?

A:  Being able to travel while learning about so many different industries. I thought a traveling journalist career was few and far between, and that I would need to work for a large news network to make the dream a reality. But Carrie and Marcelo have put together this company that allows everyone here to do just that while attending so many different and unique trade shows and conventions, and being emerged into a variety of industries.

Q: What are your hobbies? 
A: Over the last few years I’ve taken up running (although I will constantly complain about it). I also teach kids dance classes in my off time.

 

Judy Block

Content Manager

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Judy Block

Content Manager

Email: jblock@cntvnow.com

Randal Bridges

Content Manager

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Randal Bridges

Content Manager

Email: rbridges@cntvnow.com | Phone: 407-960-3967

Q: When did you start working for CNTV?
A: 
July 2021

Q: What is your favorite convention city to visit?
A: 
Hard to choose. NYC, D.C., and Las Vegas are great.

Q: What is your most memorable show moment?
A: 
LightFair is amazing … the show floor is eye candy.

Q: Describe CNTV in one word.
A: 
Evolving.

Q: What’s your favorite food?
A:
 I’m a fan of most everything. Hard to go wrong with a good coffee everyday.

Q: What is your nickname?
A:
 Don’t have one.

Q: What is your favorite thing about your career?

A: It’s never been boring.

Q: What are your hobbies? 
A: Family, sports, music, food, and travel.
Connor Giampietri

Senior Content Manager

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Connor Giampietri

Senior Content Manager

Email: cgiampietri@cntvnow.com | Phone: 407-960-3967

Q: When did you start working for CNTV?
A: October 2020

Q: What is your favorite convention city to visit?
A: Las Vegas

Q: What is your most memorable show moment?
A: My first time at NBAA BACE and the first time seeing that show floor. There are airplane on the show floor and there is nothing quite like it!

Q: Describe CNTV in one word.
A: Collaboration

Q: What’s your favorite food?
A: Pizza

Q: What is your nickname?
A: 

Q: What is your favorite thing about your career?

A: Getting to create dynamic and engaging content for a variety of clients across different industries.

Q: What are your hobbies? 
A: Sports, exercise and anything that gets me into the fresh air. 
Chris Turner

Content Manager

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Chris Turner

Content Manager

Email: cturner@cntvnow.com  | Phone: 407-960-3967

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Ahmed Churkur Oglou

Motion Graphics Designer

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Ahmed Churkur Oglou

Motion Graphics Designer

Email: achukuroglou@cntvnow.com | Phone: 407-960-3967

Q: When did you start working for CNTV?
A: August 2017

Q: What is your favorite convention city to visit?
A: Las Vegas

Q: What is your most memorable show moment?
A: AARC 2017 (Thoughts Leader Theater) was my 1st show and I learned a lot there. 

Q: Describe CNTV in one word.
A: Family

Q: What’s your favorite food?
A: Shawerma

Q: What is your nickname?
A: Nemi

Q: What is your favorite thing about your career?
A: Creativity

Q: What are your hobbies? 
A: DJing
Corey Horton

Video Specialist

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Corey Horton

Video Specialist

Email: chorton@cntvnow.com | Phone: 407-960-3967

Q: When did you start working for CNTV?

A: 2020

Q: What is your favorite convention city to visit?
A: Seattle

Q: What is your most memorable show moment?
A: My most memorable moment was being able to interview Inspiration4 astronaut, Dr. Sian Proctor, at IAAPA. 

Q: Describe CNTV in one word.

A: Multitalented

Q: What’s your favorite food?

A: Pizza

Q: What is your favorite thing about your career?

A: I really enjoy visiting different cities and learning about the various associations all over the country.

Q: What are your hobbies? 
A: Drawing, biking and writing.
James Mundo

Video Specialist

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James Mundo

Video Specialist

Email: jmundo@cntvnow.com | Phone: 407-960-3967

When did you start working for CNTV?
A: I started working in October 2020

Q: What is your favorite convention city to visit?
A: Las Vegas 

Q: What is your most memorable show moment?
A: There’s a lot of memorable moments, but one in particular that I haven’t felt in any other show was in Unleashed Brands! The energy in that show was at another level, everyone was so inviting and happy that even I wanted to become one of their franchisee.   

Q: Describe CNTV in one word.
A: Amazing 

Q: What’s your favorite food?
A: Pasta Carbonara 

Q: What is your nickname?
A: It’s not official but I would have to say Office Jukebox because I am always singing something.

Q: What is your favorite thing about your career?

A: My favorite thing about my career is that we get to travel and capture these shows in such a way that makes our clients happy and surpass their expectations.

Q: What are your hobbies? 
A: Bowling and traveling.
Sam Spoelstra

Video Specialist

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Sam Spoelstra

Video Specialist

Email:

sspoelstra@cntvnow.com | Phone: 407-960-3967

Q: When did you start working for CNTV?
A: August of 2021

Q: What is your favorite convention city to visit?
A: I love the food and culture in New Orleans, and it’s fun to experience that on shows we do there.

Q: What is your most memorable show moment?
A: At TESOL, the attendees were beyond excited to be interviewed.  They all had friends and family taking pictures of them looking very official being interviewed.  
It was very heartwarming to make attendees feel good just by asking them for an interview.

Q: Describe CNTV in one word.
A: Important

Q: What’s your favorite food?
A: Anything sweet

Q: What is your nickname?
A: A friend of mine calls me El Flaco.

Q: What is your favorite thing about your career?

A: Creative Collaboration

Q: What are your hobbies? 
A: In my free time, I create 3D digital animations
Ernesto Matos

Video Associate

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Ernesto Matos

Video Associate

Email:  ematos@cntvnow.com

Rich Santos

Video Associate

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Rich Santos

Video Associate

Email:  rsantos@cntvnow.com

 

Winston Thu

Seasonal Video Associate

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Winston Thu

Seasonal Video Associate

Email:  wthu@cntvnow.com

Kymoul Vanterpool

Live Streaming Specialist

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Kymoul Vanterpool

Live Streaming Specialist

Email: kvanterpool@cntvnow.com | Phone: 407-960-3967

Mark Cranisky

Operations Coordinator

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Mark Cranisky

Operations Coordinator

Email: mcranisky@cntvnow.com | Phone: 407-960-3967

Our Mission

CNTV creates, distributes and markets TV-style content for professional organizations and face-to-face meetings

Our Vision & Purpose

Create positive change as the most trusted content partner and employer in the meetings industry. Inspire groups of likeminded people to learn, innovate, spread powerful ideas and build relationships.