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Meeting @ Merc Bar by John Pasmore


Wow. What a turnout for a rainy Wednesday (12.2.2009). Hosted an event with my friends from (Paul, Nuri and Willie) in an attempt to share connectivity all at once as opposed to one e-troduction at a time. Worked! Thanks to John McDonald at the Merc Bar for the perfect space down in Soho (my full attendee list below).

Willie Mack from LastExit and I have traded many, many contacts and what started out as an idea for a dinner turned into something much larger. Merc Bar has a bunch of memories — my first business in NYC Oneworld had an office at 73 Spring Street — was a fav haunt of then partner/ad director Bill Gibson.

LastExit’s list below is followed by mine (with live links where possible):


Adam Bell, Branding Agent

Adam Shore, Owner the Daily Swarm

Amy Kolker, Owner Jane Street Projects

Ann Ogunsulire, LVMH/Belvedere Global Brand Manager

April Guidone, Senior Events/Projects Glamour Magazine

Catherine Lillie, Exec Producer McCann Erickson

Catherine Patterson, Exec Producer McCann Erickson

Chris Drago, Parter Neo @ Ogilvy Worldwide

Dan Barasch, Director of Partner Engagement/Media Start at Pop!Tech

Gil Linton, Partner at The Joneses

Guia Golden, Presence Marketing Director at Diesel

Mike Eastwood, Director/Producer

Nigel Marcenssem, Engineer/Architect

Rafa, Jewlery Designer Brazil

Ranfi Rivera, Exec Dir Business Dev & Institional Dev at

Richard Coughlin

Shawn Gold, CEO Cocodot

Thomas Bunn, President Mission Media

Tommy Everett, Product Designer at Bureau

Warren Seubel, TV Producer/Hedge Fund



Adam Bauman, co-founder, STI Management

Adriana Kaegi, president at dearaddy

Alexandra Akira, Cushman & Wakefield Real Estate

Alexis Stember, Producer at Berlin Cameron United

Ari Horowitz, CEO at BlackBook Media

Ariane Marder,

Barney Monte, Vice President at Rodman & Renshaw, LCC

Bob Ennis, Managing Director at Petsky Prunier LLC

Brent Zachery, Model

Brett Barndt, New Product Development and Change Management

Charles Damato, Partner, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP

Chioma Nnadi, Style Editor Fader Magazine

Chris Becker, CEO,Twitter: beckercs

Chuck Baker, CEO

Darman Lopez, CEO, Axon Ventures LLC

David Blend, Editor at Thrillist,

David Gallimore, EVP of Sales & Marketing Encore Marketing

Dominique Debay, CEO Dominique Debay Hotel & Resort Marketing

Eddison Bramble, Real Estate Developer

Evan Schreiber, Sr. Director, Business Development

Guy Alveraz, CEO, Premium Lifestyle Croup

Henry Watkins,

J. Mathew Yohanon, Portfolio Manager: TMT at Balyasny Asset Management, L.P.

Jason King, Artistic Director at NYU’s Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music, CEO of Superlatude Music Group, Inc.

Jayson Jackson, Founder, Seven Days Entertainment

Jeff Kolton, Principal, Franchise Market Ventures, LLC

Jesse Kirshbaum, CEO/Talent Agent at NUE Agency & Co-Founder of SoundCtrl


Juan Carlos Anglero, Founder & CEO Evenagamba

Kobi Wu-Pasmore, Adjunct Professor at New York University

Madhu Puri, Journalist

Michael Green, CEO Brooklyn Surfer

Michael Scott, Partner/C.V.O

Mindy Wyatt, Owner,

Mobolaji Dawodu, Stylist, Fader Magazine & Freelance

Moni Reyes, Model/Filmmaker

Nick Hetherington, Managing Director at NY Living Solutions

Nitro, Nightlife Entrepreneur

Norine Fishman, Premium Lifestyle Croup

Renita Bernard, Manager II at PricewaterhouseCoopers

Roy Edmondson,Partner/SVP Brand Practice/Global Account Director at Ketchum

Sheldon Gilbert, Founder & CEO of Proclivity Systems

Sil-lai Abrams, Owner at Sepia LLC

Sun Kang, Analyst at Merrill Lynch Private Banking & Investment Group

Terry Singh, Internet Entrepreneur

Valerie Idehan, Founder, ValStyle, Twitter: ValStyle

Willie Mack, Exec Dir of Engagement at Last Exit LLC

thanks again…look forward to the next one…! Apologies to anyone I forgot (drop me a note).


2 Responses to “Meeting @ Merc Bar”

  1. Bill Gibson says:

    Thanks for the tag !!!classy. You forgot to mention that Merc was where we held the casting of Oneworld Music Beat. Sounds like a great event! Tell Frank White (J McD) Hi for me if you see him.

  2. Val says:

    very dope event. please do again!

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