Make It Happen Management
It's who we are. It's what we do.
Our Founder and Chief Experience Officer, David Landgraf, thrives on the challenges of orchestrating exceptional events. Whether he's directing high-level conferences, social events, fundraisers, executive summit meetings, team building activities, summer outings, picnics, or one-of-a-kind destination retreats, David uses his unrivaled industry experience to ensure that he exceeds his clients’ expectations.
Together with David, our team prides itself on building lasting relationships with our clients and providing superior customer service. With our incomparable management experience, longevity and exceptional industry talent, we consistently Make It Happen!
We are a team of dynamic collaborators, forward thinkers, and highly-skilled producers. We partner as a team of industry experts, to flawlessly execute our client's individual goals.
“Precise, detail-oriented, creative and energetic” are just a few of the attributes that clients use to describe David Landgraf. David has organized worldwide events for some of the largest and most influential companies in the world, including Barclays Capital, Goldman Sachs, Arthur Andersen and Blackstone, applying his unparalleled expertise to every project. His goal is to make every event exceptional, exciting, entertaining, and empowering for both his clients and their guests.
Based in New York City, David has worked around the globe with many of the most respected leaders and innovators of our day. From private events at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with President George W. Bush (43) and Secretary Condoleezza Rice, to a veteran hiring initiative summit and press conference with the First Lady, Michelle Obama, to a private dinner on the Intrepid featuring speakers David Axelrod (Chief Strategist for Barack Obama), Karl Rove (Republican political consultant) and Chris Wallace (host, Fox News Sunday), David strategizes, manages and executes flawless events, while building long-lasting client relationships.
I have had the distinct pleasure of working with David for over six years. During our tenure as colleagues, I can definitively say that David is a subject matter expert and pioneer within his field. His creativity, internal drive, and passion for excellence is second to none. His ability to challenge convention and deliver on some of the most complex projects with flawless execution is remarkable. His even temperament and ability to constantly deliver, make him someone others truly enjoy working with. In his new role, I believe future clients will thoroughly enjoy working with David and will undoubtedly be impressed with the end results.
Managing Director, Financial Services, New York City, NY
Industry Partners, Boards, Awards & Certifications
Make It Happen Management has been recognized by numerous peers in the industry through board appointments and honors. Below are just a few.
Marketing and Global Events Company
(2019 - Present)
Meetings and Events
One of the Top 1000 in the Industry
Travel & Leisure Magazine
Business Travel Advisory Board Member
(2015 - Present)
Certified LGBTBE Company (2018 - Present)
Member (2018 - Present)
Meeting Professionals International - NY Chapter
Member (1998 - Present)
Council of Protocol Executives
(2000 - 2019)
Corporate Planner of the Year
Five Future Leaders of the Profession
Our “Good” Work
With a strategic vision and extensive industry experience, comes a greater opportunity to do good work and give back. Our commitment to social responsibility was ignited by working with some of the most innovative companies in the world and collaborating with many creative artisans who inspired us to pass it on.
Here are just a few examples of how we have given back:
Leadership and Teamwork
Our Challenge was to bring a group of competitors together in order to give back to the local community.
Our solution was to organize a “Build a Bike” project that would unify us around a common goal – helping children in the local community. We spent the next several hours working in teams and all of our competitive differences seemed to vanish. When we finished assembly, the children were brought in and given their new bikes. We got to see first-hand how our impact was increased by working together.
Work Local and Give Local
Our challenge was to repurpose event decor and donate leftover food from a conference.
Our solution was to partner with a group that sweeps through an event space and gathers up goodies to reuse. Floral arrangements might go to a local hospital, notepads and pens to needy students and table linens to a nursing home. We then worked with a non-profit to help collect and redistribute all the leftover food to those in need.