international event company
Jonathan Reeves, PRINCIPAL AND FOUNDER
As opening Director of Catering at the Four Seasons Los Angeles in April of 1987, Jonathan embarked on an exciting career of planning, organizing and producing events that quickly became the standard of entertaining in Beverly Hills. Through his hard work, attention to detail and professionalism, the Four Seasons hotel soon became a premiere venue for weddings and social events of every kind. Entertainment, corporate and fundraising events immediately followed. Jonathan was instrumental in ensuring the hotel install a dedicated kosher kitchen in which to serve the needs of the local community. Eleven years and many events later, Jonathan accepted the position of Director of Catering and Conference Services at the newly renovated Beverly Hills Hotel. He diligently worked at bringing the overall guest experience to new heights by restoring the level of service and quality of food. In August of 2000, Jonathan entered the world of private event planning. He focused on weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, anniversaries, birthday parties and corporate events held at varied locations including private homes, country clubs, beaches, historical venues and hotels. In April of 2007, Jonathan opened International Event Company, a premiere event planning company specializing in weddings, including destination weddings.
Cora Kaplan, Event Producer
Cora joined International Event Company shortly after its founding in 2007. More than a decade and hundreds of events later, she has built a reputation for creating seamless events that are well orchestrated, inspired, and reflective of her client’s desires. Cora has been instrumental in expanding IEC’s portfolio to include many corporate and non-profit clients, while still focusing on her passion for weddings and social celebrations. Her dedication, calm demeanor, and love for hospitality, have earned her the respect of vendors and a loyal clientele. She holds a bachelor degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Margot Hummel, Event Producer
Margot has created dozens of successful events with IEC across Southern California, including weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, birthday parties and entertainment industry events. She has also worked in the non-profit world, managing fundraising events and galas for Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles and Camp Bob Waldorf.
Margot’s career includes experience in catering departments at The St. Regis and the Beverly Hills Hotel. Her attention to every detail, calm demeanor, and above-and-beyond commitment to both clients and vendors comes through during the entire event planning experience with her.
Margot has loved dreaming up and planning events with people from her time growing up in Phoenix, Arizona. She began her event management experience at the legendary Arizona Biltmore Hotel in her hometown, and has thoroughly enjoyed helping hundreds of people create the special events in their lives.
Christine NGUYEN, EVENT COORDINATOR
As the newest member of International Event Company, Christine joined the team in early 2015. Since then, she has proven to be a natural born creative with a keen eye for design and a drive for perfection. A true Virgo, she possesses exceptional organizational and management skills, as well as a meticulous attention to detail during both the creative and planning processes and also in the execution of events.
Christine oftentimes collaborates with Cora and Margot to add fresh and innovative ideas to events for their clients. She has a true passion for celebrating life's most important moments- large and small- and strives to create events that are as imaginative as they are unforgettable.
Mari Tsuchiyama, operations manager
After working in the catering department of the Beverly Hills Hotel for four years, Mari joined International Event Company in May of 2007. A graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, her first job experiences were in customer relations. Mari’s excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills combined with the ability to work well under pressure make her an extraordinary member of the team.