David Landgraf

Dynamic Founder and Chief Experience Officer with expertise in global corporate events, conferences, and incentives


David Landgraf is solutions-focused Senior Executive, Thought Leader, and Board Member with more than 25 years of success across the event management, entertainment, financial services, retail, cryptocurrency, and political industries. Leveraging extensive experience in launching corporate events, from concept to completion, he is a valuable advisor for an organization seeking guidance in implementing global automation for events and/or conferences. His broad areas of expertise include marketing, brand management, global operations, and client relations.

Throughout his executive career, David has held leadership positions with Make It Happen Management, Blackstone, Barclays Capital, and Goldman Sachs & Co.

2018 - Present

Founder & Chief Experience Officer - Make It Happen Management (www.makeithappenmgmt.com)

Make It Happen Management (www.makeithappenmgmt.com)

  • Specialize in brand strategy, marketing communications, and full-service event management
  • Produce extraordinary events to improve corporate culture, business, and people
  • Develop new ways to reduce costs and save resources

2007 - 2018

Managing Director, Global Head of Conferences, Events & Hospitality Management - Blackstone


  • Led the implementation of diversity and inclusion strategies, policies, and procedures
  • Built a team of 12 global planners, executing 700+ programs with an estimated $25M annual budget
  • Created the Book-It! automated booking and reservation application for 23 international offices
  • Executed four events for President Obama and one for Secretary Clinton, which were attended by senior NY government officials and CEOs

2001 - 2006

Global Marketing & Events, Americas – Associate Director - Barclays Capital

Barclays Capital

  • Developed and incorporated new marketing/brand identity into conferences and events
  • Oversaw budget planning, cost management, and vendor procurement
  • Recruited, led, and developed a team for nine conferences, events, sponsorships, and roadshow planning

2000 - 2001

Corporate Conferences and Events, Senior Manager - Goldman Sachs & Co

Goldman Sachs & Co

I’m Available To Advise On The Following Subjects


Client Relations

Brand Management

Global Operations

Input and advice on a key project

Launch a corporate event from concept to completion

Implement global automation in the conference and event industry

Diversity and inclusion/ purchasing credit from a procurement process