|Birthplace||R.A.F. Lakenheath, England|
|Washington State University, BA||1992|
|Disney University, Ducktorate||1989|
Jeff Shilling is the Founder & Chief Experience Officer of Odyssey Beverage Group, Inc. currently in the process of launching The Cocktail Party™, an exclusive online/live hybrid networking platform for professionals, brands and companies involved in the marketing and sale of alcoholic beverages plus those who drink.
Prior to The Cocktail Party Jeff produced local, regional and international meetings, special events, festivals and trade shows via his own company MAX Productions LLC dba Epic Odyssey® and for and on behalf of companies including Cirque du Soleil, Absolut, Red Bull, Pepsico, Starbucks, AT&T, Washington Mutual, Columbia Hospitality, Festivals Inc., One Reel and Disney.
Founded in 1997, Epic Odyssey originated as a social network serving 2,000 young professionals throughout the Greater Seattle area, national sponsors and attracted event participation from as far away as New York, Dallas, New Mexico and Canada.
A serial entrepreneur, Jeff’s previous companies include Prime Fitness - an online fitness coaching company acquired in 2007, Gold Bar Signature Foods - west coast distributed specialty food producer and Campus T’s - a specialty T-shirt company operated during college which designed, manufactured, marketed and sold custom apparel through a network of independent student agents on five college campuses throughout a three state region.
In addition, Jeff possesses a 10 year history managing on-premise food and beverage operations for a variety of restaurants, hotels & resorts throughout the United States.