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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

Efficiency

Fast is better than slow

Positivity

Attitude is everything

Integrity

There is never a wrong time to do the right thing

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

Kimberly Bottom

Director, Business Development

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Kimberly Bottom

Director, Business Development

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

Q: When did you start working for CNTV?
A: January 2015

Q: What is your favorite convention city to visit?
A: San Diego. It’s a beautiful city that’s right on the waterfront.

Q: What is your most memorable show moment?
A: Producing the opening general session for the Risk Management Society. After months of hard work it was amazing to see our work on nine massive screens with a 20 person gospel choir singing!

Q: Describe CNTV in one word.
A: Family

Q: What’s your guilty pleasure song to sing?
A: Deana Carter-Strawberry Wine

Q: What is your nickname?
A: Kimbo or KimBot

Q: What is your hidden talent?
A: I am the world’s okayest guitar player.

Q: If you could host a talk show, who would be your first guest?
A: Taylor Swift. We would dance around to “Shake It Off” and become best friends.

Q: Favorite cartoon or TV show growing up?
A: Happy Days! No one will ever be as cool as the Fonz.

Q: Have you ever been skydiving?
Yes! Would do it again in a heartbeat.

Q: What is your alter ego’s name?
A: Stacey

Q: Where would your dream vacation be?
A: New Zealand, Morocco, Switzerland, France, Greece, England, Bali…. anywhere!

Q: What are your hobbies?
A: Singing, Guitar, Kickboxing, Yoga, SUP, Shopping (kidding…
sort of)

Abigail Balthazar

Director of Operations

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Abigail Balthazar

Director of Operations

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

Q: When did you start working for CNTV?
A: February 2016

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

Q: What is your most memorable show moment?
A:Hearing keynote speakers Robin Roberts & Dan Rather.
Both were very inspiring.

Q: Describe CNTV in one word.
A: Family

Q: What’s your guilty pleasure song to sing?
A: Listen by Beyonce

Q: What is your nickname?
A: Gails or Abi-G

Q: What is your hidden talent?
A: Singing

Q: If you could host a talk show, who would be your first guest?
A: Beyonce (Can you tell I’m a fan?)

Q: Favorite cartoon or TV show growing up?
A: The original Saved By the Bell

Raquel Rodriguez

Director of Content

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Raquel Rodriguez

Director of Content

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

Q: When did you start working for CNTV?
A: September 2015

Q: What is your favorite convention city to visit?
A: Las Vegas. The energy is 24/7

Q: What is your most memorable show moment?
A:Covering a general session with guest speaker Herschel Walker

Q: Describe CNTV in one word.
A: Valuable

Q: What’s your guilty pleasure song to sing?
A: Anything Spice Girls

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

Q: Favorite cartoon or TV show growing up?
A: Doug

Joe Taylor

Director, Marketing

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Joe Taylor

Director, Marketing

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

Courtney Dixon

Content Team Lead

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Courtney Dixon

Content Team Lead

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

Content Manager

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Dakota Thurow

Content Manager

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

Q: When did you start working for CNTV?
A: November 2018

Q: What is your favorite convention city to visit?
A: So far I’ve only been to New Orleans which was beautiful with all its Christmas decorations, but I’m excited for Las Vegas.

Q: Describe CNTV in one word.
A: Teamwork

Q: What’s your guilty pleasure song to sing?
A: Anything Taylor Swift!!

Q: If you could host a talk show, who would be your first guest?
A: If he was still alive, I would love to interview Walt Disney and ask him how he came up with his idea for everything he has created with Mickey and the parks. I would also be curious to know if he ever expected his
corporation to become as grand as it is.

Q: Favorite cartoon or TV show growing up?
A: Full House… and of course I’m watching Fuller House now too!

Tom Alexander

Content Manager

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Tom Alexander

Content Manager

Courtney Jasmin

Content Manager

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Courtney Jasmin

Content Manager

Connor Giampietri

Content Manager

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Connor Giampietri

Content Manager

Randal Bridges

Multimedia Content Manager

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Randal Bridges

Multimedia Content Manager

Email: rbridges@cntvnow.com

Jesse Sentouktsi

Content Associate

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Jesse Sentouktsi

Content Associate

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

Rachel Dececco

Content Associate

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Rachel Dececco

Content Associate

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

Sarah Rosenberger

Content Associate

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Sarah Rosenberger

Content Associate

Ian Dembling

Content Associate

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Ian Dembling

Content Associate

Jamison Koczan

Sr. Editor

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Jamison Koczan

Sr. Editor

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

Q: When did you start working for CNTV?
A: July 2015

Q: What is your favorite convention city to visit?
A: San Diego. The weather is great!

Q: What is your most memorable show moment?
A: Three week trip on the west coast.

Q: Describe CNTV in one word.
A: Driven

Q: What is your hidden talent?
A: Juggling

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

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

Matt Walker

Sr. Video Associate & Equipment Manager

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Matt Walker

Sr. Video Associate & Equipment Manager

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

Q: When did you start working for CNTV?
A: July 2016

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

Q: What is your most memorable show moment?
A: Eating the delicious food at ACF

Q: Describe CNTV in one word.
A: Exciting

Q: What’s your guilty pleasure song to sing?
A: Somebody to Love by Queen

Q: What is your nickname?
A: Skywalker

Q: What is your hidden talent?
A: Juggling a ball with a hockey stick

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

Q: Favorite cartoon or TV show growing up?
A: Mighty Ducks

Andrew Lewis

Video Associate

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Andrew Lewis

Video Associate

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

Q: When did you start working for CNTV?
A: September 2015

Q: What is your favorite convention city to visit?
A: I love San Diego’s warm weather and relaxed environment.

Q: What is your most memorable show moment?
A: Most memorable was a three week road trip.

Q: What’s your guilty pleasure song to sing?
A: Drake-Hotline Bling

Q: What is your hidden talent?
A: I can pop and lock pretty well.

Q: Where would your dream vacation be?
A: A tour of the South Pacific, from the From Indonesia to Thailand to Guam and everything in between.

Q:  If you were a superhero who would you be?
A: Probably Deadpool. Wisecracking mercenary with a soft spot for those who can’t defend themselves. Also crazy about my wife.

Q: What has been your favorite city to visit through CNTV?
A: San Diego never fails to impress. Fantastic weather and chill vibes.

Q: If a genie granted you one wish what would it be?
A: Wisdom. Or maybe a couple billion dollars…

Q:  What are your hobbies?
A: Photography, gaming, and watching movies and TV shows with my wife, Michelle.

Q: Favorite cartoon or TV show growing up?
A: Duck Tales

Tiffany Gentry

Video Associate

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Tiffany Gentry

Video Associate

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

Q: When did you start working for CNTV?
A: March 2018

Q: What is your favorite convention city to visit?
A: San Diego, beautiful weather and a beautiful harbor. What more could you ask for?

Q: Describe CNTV in one word.
A: Growing

Q: What’s your guilty pleasure song to sing?
A: Anything from a Musical

Q: What is your nickname?
A: Tiff or just T

Q: What is your hidden talent?
A: I’m very crafty

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

Q: Favorite cartoon or TV show growing up?
A: There are too many to count! I couldn’t name just one!

Dillon MacDermant

Video Associate

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Dillon MacDermant

Video Associate

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

Q: When did you start working for CNTV?
A: I started working at CNTV during the Spring of 2016.

Q: What is your favorite convention city to visit?
A: I’ve only been to conventions held in Orlando so far, but any chance to travel and see somewhere new is exciting to me!

Q: What is your most memorable show moment?
A: When I was in high school, I became a huge fan of an improv group called Improv Everywhere. I loved everything they stood for and I especially loved watching their videos on Youtube! Last year, at my very first show, Improv Everywhere recruited CNTV to shoot one of their public performances! That has to be my most memorable show moment!

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

Q: What’s your guilty pleasure song to sing?
A: Anything Spice Girls.

Q: What is your nickname?
A: I have a twin brother named Dallas and sometimes people call me that. I answer to both.

Q: What is your hidden talent?
A: I’m a pretty good artist.

Q: If you could host a talk show, who would be your first guest?
A: George Lucas any day!

Q: Favorite cartoon or TV show growing up?
A: I’m gonna have to say Teen Titans was my number one.

Q: Where were you born?
A: I was born in Roselle Park, New Jersey!

Q: What is your favorite song that you listen to?
A: My favorite one song that I like to listen to? Hard to say! Anything I know the words to works for me. The answer is “Leave (Get Out)” by Jojo.

Q: If you could invent something what would it be?
A: Anything I can think of already seems pretty convenient as is… I guess I would invent something that helps the environment.

Q: Have you ever been skydiving?
A: I’ve never been skydiving, but I would totally say yes to that experience.

Q: What is your alter ego’s name?
A: Do people have these? I have a twin brother named Dallas

Q: Where would your dream vacation be?
A: Traveling anywhere I’ve never been is always very exciting. Seeing my family on vacation in another country would be dreamy.

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: Making videos, watching videos… I have a lot of interests that I need to turn into hobbies.

Bryan Burright

Video Associate

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Bryan Burright

Video Associate

Corey Horton

Video Associate

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Corey Horton

Video Associate

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! I like the unique atmosphere.

Q: What is your most memorable show moment?
A: AARC “Big Ideas Theatre.” We created on-site, the full screen background for the TV monitors.

Q: Describe CNTV in one word.
A: Collaborative

Q: What’s your guilty pleasure song to sing?
A: Take That – How Deep Is Your Love

Q: What is your nickname?
A: Nemi

Q: What is your hidden talent?
A: DJing

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

Q: Favorite cartoon or TV show growing up?
A: Masters Of The Universe

Francisco Franco

Video Associate

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Francisco Franco

Video Associate

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

Hez Miller

Accounting & HR Manager

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Hez Miller

Accounting & HR Manager

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

Katie Marshall

Operations Assistant

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Katie Marshall

Operations Assistant

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.