How did you get into the business?
At 13 years old I changed my name from Anthony to Tony. I had suddenly realized that Anthony had 3 syllables and all the other cool names had 2 syllables and ended in a “y”. I was too frightened to tell my family about the name change, as I was named after the patron saint of meatballs (meatballs were/are important in the Greco household).
What does any of this have to do with you getting into the Events Business?
I’m wondering that too. I’m still hoping that a hidden moment will occur very soon, and then it will all make sense (If I miss it, please let me know).
How about kids? Do you have any?
Yes, I have two large adult children. Getting back to my story… the kids came along forty predictable weeks later and they needed shoes. So getting a job seemed like a reasonable way to afford such luxuries. There was no stopping me at that point – except for the job part.
And how did you come to Ray Bloch Productions?
I came upon an ad in the phonebook (a precursor to hashtag jokes), which told a beautiful story of a wise man named Jeremy who had created a company that produces extraordinary meetings, conferences and events. Luckily, Jeremy needed an Executive Producer who was interested in trading his/her time in exchange for kids’ shoes…end of story.
Well… it’s better than if I had told you I studied production in college and worked my way up from Production Assistant to Executive Producer, and ended up a great place like Ray Bloch Productions… a company that allows (forces) me to share a silly spiel with the fine people who read their blog, isn’t it? Maybe not.