Maven Presents the Divo Series: Honoring Successful Men

Last night at the House of Blues Foundation Room, the amazing, and quite beautiful, Sarah Vargo presented The Divo Series which honors influential men in Media, Marketing, Sports, Fashion, Fitness, Music, TV and much more! I must say that it feels good to be considered a Divo, even when sometimes I can be a Diva!

The word divo is an Italian word used to describe male superstars! While I definitely don't consider myself a superstar, the Foundation Room was packed with some of Chicago's most successful men. It was actually inspiring to meet fellow men that are doing some great things in Chicago.

For those of you that don't know Sarah Vargo, she developed Maven, a "connection" agency, after working at some of the nation's top talent agencies and promotional companies. She started her career at International Creative Management (ICM) as an Assistant to a Talent Agent in Concerts. After gaining experience at ICM, she worked for boutique agencies where she was able to put her skills to test through talent buying, concert promotion and media planning. Sarah has a passion for philanthropy and a determination to help others - which is evident. 

Recent projects with Maven include events with Emperor's New Clothes,
Chicago Social, Bravo TV reality stars and MTV's Will from "The Real
World XX: Hollywood." One of her favorite projects is the Diva Series -
an event that honors dynamic women in Media, PR, Fitness, Fashion,
Beauty, Culinary Arts and much more - where my lovely friend Contessa Gibson was honored.

Way to go, Sarah! You've made this Divo very proud to be considered one of Maven's Divos!

Many thanks to all my lovely friends, and lovely boyfriend, who came out to support me! You guys are awesome!

And, congratulations to all the Divos from last night! 


Anderson Bell - CEO and Founder of FanFueled Tickets
Steve Starr - Owner of Steve Starr Studios
Philip Jones - CEO/Co-Founder of
Brian Burt - Founder/CEO - WebRev Marketing, President - Rock Star Auto Glass. Senior VP - The Burt Collection
Jeff Pieta - CEO of AIS, Inc. and Chicago Magazine Single 2009
Tyler Curtis - Creative Partner at Darkroom Demons
Lenox Magee - Editor-in-Chief of 360 Magazine, Blogger of "Lenox and the Second City" on (owned by the Chicago Tribune Media Group), RedEye Freelance Writer
Ryan Beshel - Director of Runway at Agency Galatea and Blogger for "The Bowtie Memoirs"
Benjamin Cottrell - Design Principal/Owner of Benjamin Cottrell Designs
Scott Newman - Owner/Broker at Newman Realty
Corey Sanford - Owner at Music Masters Entertainment
Rex Archambault - President of Windy City Marketing, Inc, Motiv8 and
Mark Biery - Founder and Director at LTS Chicago (Live to Support Chicago)
Drew Dallas Deardorff - District Manager at Goorin Bros.
Nick Hansen - Owner of Nicholas Joseph Custom Suits
Jason Laws - Founder of Mister Laws - Creative Director, Commercial Choreographer and Movement Coach
Roderic Montrece - Publsher & Editor-in-Chief at Zeus
Travis Maciel - Director of Foundation Room at House of Blues
Tariq Khwaja -Managing Partner at American Nationwide Mortgage Company, Manager/Lead Guitar Player for the Chicago Rock Group: MUNROE and Owner - 5 Star Performances

*Photos courtesy of Javier Enriquez

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