The glue that holds the business function of the Irie Group together, Shobie Callaghan is the Irie Group’s Managing Director. In this role, she governs all of the organization’s support services, including legal, finance, and human resources. She is responsible for building and maintaining an effective team and assumes full accountability for the Group’s operations. Shobie continuously works to ensure that the strategic direction of the organization is maintained, thereby increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the Irie Group of Companies. Contact her at email@example.com.
First Concert: The Wailers
All-Time Favorite Party Jam: Rock With You, Michael Jackson
Most Memorable Marketing Campaign: Coca-Cola’s “Have a Coke and a Smile”
Favorite Quote: Gardens are not made by singing "oh, how beautiful,"and sitting in the shade - Rudyard Kipling
Fun Fact About Me: I like hunting and fishing.
The Chief Legal Counsel of Irie Group of Companies, Manny Vadillo is a prominent and highly regarded attorney whose diverse experience includes working with pro athletes and entertainers, as well as in the world of real estate and finance. Tasked with ensuring that the business’s legal objectives are met, a snapshot of his key responsibilities also include negotiating and writing contracts, offering counsel on a variety of legal matters, providing assistance with strategic partnership deals and researching unique legal issues and legislative changes that can impact the organization. A solution-oriented professional with a reputation that speaks for itself, Manny brings a wealth of success and expertise to this role. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Concert: Red Hot Chili Peppers
All-Time Favorite Party Jam: Pump Up The Jam by Technotronic
Most Memorable Marketing Campaign: Nike “Just Do It”
Favorite Quote: “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried something new.” – Albert Einstein
Fun Fact About Me: I enjoy working out, playing golf, bike riding, and watching all sports. I love everything Miami. I can’t dance but I think I can. I can’t sing and I know I can’t. I tip 20% and round up to the nearest dollar. I love to live on the edge and will skydive one day. I’ve known Irie since he was Ian Grocher! I work late and early. I love spending time with my wife Josie and daughters Sophia and Chloe.
Irie Music’s business powerhouse, Lacey Abbott is front and center as the company’s Vice President, Business Development. Spearheading strategic initiatives that enhance the quality, efficiency, market development and profitability of new and existing partnerships and sponsorships, her ability to stay ahead of the curve and on top of emerging trends has well positioned her as one of the best in her field. Lacey is an innovative go-getter who continues to help Irie Music set the bar higher and higher. Contact her at email@example.com.
First Concert: Dave Matthews Band
All-Time Favorite Party Jam: Michel Telo "Nosa"
Most Memorable Marketing Campaign: #CakeLacey, which was created by our Director of Social Media Jennifer Kaminski. How can I forget getting caked in the face for the Irie Foundation?
Favorite Quote: "You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it FEARLESSLY."
Fun Fact About Me: Born in Hawaii. Middle child of 5. Curious by nature. Love both mental and physical challenges and adventures.
At the helm of Irie Weekend, one of South Florida’s most anticipated events of the year, Jackie Mailhe-Gratham is the Executive Producer of Irie Weekend Management Company. In addition to her key responsibility of planning and producing the high-profile annual event benefiting the Irie Foundation, she is focused on building the Irie Weekend brand name through a series of year-round events and initiatives. Prior to transitioning into this role, Jackie managed several components of Irie Music logistics, including bookings, events, client integration and public relations. With a contagious energy that breeds success, Jackie is an event production dynamo who keeps Irie Weekend on the map as one of the most talked-about events of the year. Contact her at Jackie@irieweekend.com.
First Concert: Enrique Iglesias
Most Memorable Marketing Campaign: I really like the Allstate Mayhem guy commercials because I think they had my life in mind for at least half of them.
Favorite Quote: “You already have the ‘no,’ go for the ‘yes.’”
Fun Fact About Me: I love country music, cooking and football (both American and Futbol).
With more than a decade of experience in the marketing field, underscored by her trendsetting work in social media, Jennifer Kaminski is Irie Music’s Social Media Strategist. Focused on directing and leading the social media strategy of the business, a road map to increase the brand’s online visibility and traffic, she oversees a host of internal and external short and long-term projects. With her sights set on enhancing the Irie Music partnership experience, she works to plan and execute creative marketing strategies that meet (and exceed) partner and sponsor objectives. Possessing a genuine passion for social media and online technology, Jennifer is the driving force behind Irie Music’s social media presence, as well as an integral component of all partner activities.
Contact her at Jennifer@djirie.com.
First Concert: Alanis Morissette
All-Time Favorite Party Jam: Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Most Memorable Marketing Campaign: Old Spice - The Man Your Man Could Smell Like. With the ads going viral, Old Spice brought the character to life via social media and resulted in millions and millions of views and one of the most memorable social media campaigns I've seen!
Favorite Quote: "Why fit in when you were born to stand out?" - Dr. Seuss
Fun Fact About Me: will eat ANYTHING that contains the description 'truffle’. My 4lb Maltese has her own blog. I was born in Tokyo, Japan although I'm half Korean and Polish and grew up mostly in Indiana. I was once 'mislead' into hosting a mini-pig race in a casino parking lot.
Front and center as the main point of contact for Irie Music Group’s brand partnerships, Ashley Buncik, Client Services Manager, is a creative and savvy doer who can talk the talk AND walk the walk. The authority on Irie Music partnership initiatives, her responsibilities include everything from identifying opportunities that increase brand exposure to ensuring that deliverables are being met…all while aiming to achieve the highest level of client satisfaction, of course. With an accomplished sales and marketing background, Ashley, who has found great success in the music/entertainment industry, brings a wealth of experience to the Irie Music family.
First Concert: Backstreet Boys
All-Time Favorite Party Jam: Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
Most Memorable Marketing Campaign: Red Bull Gives You Wings
Favorite Quote: “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”
Fun Fact About Me: I’m a true Floridian, born and raised in Florida…I think one of the few left.
Serving as the media spokesperson for the Irie Group of Companies, Felicia Quaning brings immeasurable expertise and experience to her role as Director of Public Relations. Tasked with managing and facilitating the company’s day-to-day communications activities, including press relations, new media platforms, and providing communications counsel to senior management, she is also responsible for developing and executing long-term communications strategies that align with the business’s vision and direction. A mover and shaker always working to elevate the company’s profile and increase brand awareness, Felicia is one of the best in the business. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Concert: The Jets (80's brother sister group lol!)
All-Time Favorite Party Jam: Sweet Nothing - Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch
Favorite Quote: A friend told me that I’m living in my imaginary world. I laughed so hard that I almost fell off my unicorn.
Fun Fact About Me: I grew up in the Virgin Islands.
A music industry professional with more than a decade of experience in the biz, Gilat Weiman, Irie Music’s Operations Coordinator, has traveled the globe working with some of the best acts in music history. Here at Irie Music, she’s got everything relating to operations on lock – bookings, contracts, scheduling – to ensure that the company’s day-to-day runs smoothly. Directly contributing to the success of countless #1 records and multi-platinum albums, including those of Drake, Nicki Minaj, Erykah Badu and a ton more, Gilat is an industry bada@# with a fiery passion and energy that cannot be matched. Contact her at email@example.com.
First Concert: Michael Jackson at 10 years old in Tel Aviv!
All-Time Favorite Party Jam: All About the Benjamins by Puff Daddy (ft. BIG, The Lox & Lil’ Kim)/ Everyone Falls in Love Sometimes by Tanto Metro & Devonte
Most Memorable Marketing Campaign: Sprite’s Obey Your Thirst with Drake and Nas
Favorite Quote: “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” - Vince Lombardi/ “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Fun Fact About Me: Hometown Israel. Beach Bum. Foodie. Hip-hop head. Sneaker collector. Travel enthusiast.