After 25 years in the industry, Tom has worn a lot of hats. Thing is, most of them fit really well. He’ll help you book a Santy Claus for your holiday party or negotiate a seven-figure deal for a headline artist to entertain your guests. Like most people, he learned to write in the 2nd Grade; unlike most people, he’s spent considerable time since then honing his craft. And he’s adept at producing events – whether live or, as he likes to say (and so he does), “plausibly” live. The only word not in his vocabulary? “No.” If you need something, he’ll figure a way to get it done.
Chad boasts more than 27 years of experience, including 25 at the helm of Cornerstone. Truly a business and creative genius, he is uniquely qualified to help companies leverage the right technology for their creative messaging requirements.
With an engineering background and a career start at Word Perfect, Chad specializes in the application of technology to afford companies a competitive advantage—maintaining a laser focus on creative content to drive our client’s message.
Todd brings more than 28 years of experience in the live event and trade show industry to the table. He co-founded Cornerstone in 1995 to follow his passion for the technology that goes into creating a live event. He has earned a sterling reputation for his focus on serving the needs of the client and delivering on their vision.
During the past six years at Cornerstone, Jennifer has carefully monitored labor pools and streamlined processes ensuring that Cornerstone clients receive maximum value for their dollar. Her client-first attitude is a driving factor behind the delivery of attendee experiences that exceed expectations. She operates with a friendly, efficient demeanor, and maintains her cool under pressure.
Previously, Jenn was an award-winning professional in the title and insurance industries for more than 13 years.
One of Cori Lynn’s fortes is building connections and applying the necessary leadership to meld a group of talented individuals into a cohesive team. That’s why she has a successful track record of managing successful live events on the largest of scales.
Over her 15 years in the industry her clients will attest, she is their greatest advocate and focused on making their vision and goals a reality. Cori Lynn loves working hand-in-hand with those clients to create amazing experiences.
Clint is something of a unicorn in live event production. As Cornerstone’s Sr. Account Executive, he’s focused on making sure the customer’s needs are met. He listens. He verifies. Then he makes sure it happens.
For over 21 years Clint has helped managed Cornerstone’s largest events. He has the technical expertise to understand your event’s technical infrastructure and the creativity to solve problems in real-time.
Before coming to Cornerstone, Mike had a 20-year career in the music business—designing and directing lighting for Alan Jackson, Faith Hill, John Michael Montgomery, George Thorogood, Wynona, etc. He also partnered with a design company that envisioned sets for Brooks & Dunn, Tim McGraw, Dixie Chicks, Alan Jackson, Motley Crue and Sheryl Crow. In addition, he has directed lighting for live DVDs and WWE live broadcasts. At Cornerstone, he’s been leading design for more than 11 years.
Mandy brings an organic, deep-seated understanding and appreciation for events. With more than twenty years in the direct sales and social retail industry, she has led numerous teams in operations, sales, and event management. Overseeing events and working with numerous cross-functional teams has positioned her to tackle any size project.
She is highly motivated and dedicated to the success of every event and works tirelessly to create meaningful and memorable experiences.
Matt has been project manager for over 25 years, including background in construction, IT, and audio-visual. He is a supporter of the Pittsburgh professional sports teams; the Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates. When he’s not working, Matt can be found lifting weights or enjoying time with his family. He’s a proud veteran of the United States Marines Corps.
As an outdoor enthusiast, Brian is comfortable in a lot of different environments. That carries over to his professional life as a technical director. Whether in a ballroom, an exhibit hall, an indoor arena or an outdoor stadium, Brian has the technical know-how to deliver flawless and captivating attendee experiences—ensuring they are delivered on schedule and within budget.
For more than a decade, Brian has helped a diverse array of Cornerstone clients exceed their event goals.
Justin has more than a quarter century of experience in the live events industry, including 19 years as a production manager for the influential Sundance Film Festival. One of the highlights of his career was the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he was the rigging lead for outdoor structures on the Coca-Cola Plaza, a popular destination spot during the event. He has been serving Cornerstone clients as a TD since 2017.
Technical proficiency? Check.
Effective problem solver? Check.
Inclusive team leader? Check
Fact is, Steve checks all the essential boxes you require in a Technical Director. That’s why he’s been a mainstay of the Cornerstone team since 2012, and he’ll be an invaluable partner for your special events.
Some people live in past, others the moment. Matt is that guy who’s always thinking three or four steps ahead. Decades of experience in all facets of the industry. The genius behind many
of the technological innovations keeping Cornerstone ahead of the pack. And the absolute last person you want to face in a free-style rap contest.