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About US At Wide Angle Group, “We Love What We Do!” This includes the planning process, the creativity, the collaboration, the production, the travel, the controlled chaos, the management team, telling your story, and seeing happy and fulfilled guests. The complete experience is exactly what Wide Angle Group lives for. Whether it’s through event management, design, production, video and multimedia, or logistical implementation, our main objective is to successfully manage and tell your story while leaving an impact on your audience. We strive to exceed your expectations. We do our best to leave a lasting impression on your guests. Connecting you with your guests is why we exist. At the same time, we want to earn your trust in order to develop a long-standing relationship. The key to successful execution of events rests on the entire team, and at Wide Angle Group we look forward to joining our teams together to produce your vision.
Ian Levitt Ian Levitt, President and CEO of Wide Angle Group, was born and raised in Los Angeles. Ian grew up playing basketball and dreaming of working for the Los Angeles Lakers. Ian studied sports marketing and management at Indiana University followed by an internship and job with the Basketball Competition Division at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics. After the Olympics, Ian went on to start the WNBA and Los Angeles Sparks at the Great Western Forum. In addition to working with the Sparks, Ian began working for the Los Angeles Lakers and became part of some of greatest moments in NBA history with the opening of Staples Center and being a part of the Lakers’ three NBA Championships.
After many years living his dream in professional sports, Ian decided to set his sights on a new adventure, Wide Angle Group. Ian founded WAG nearly 10 years ago and has over 20 years of event production, design, execution, operations and logistical planning experience that has grown WAG’s unique events globally. As his company grew, so did their reputation and today they are doing events all over the world. It is fair to say that Wide Angle Group has grown into its name quite well. Ian believes all of Wide Angle Group’s success stems from living by its motto—“We love what we do!”.
Maury Blitz Architect Maury J. Blitz’s career experience has provided him with a multidisciplinary design outlook, stemming from his work in environmental graphics, event planning/management, and commercial and retail development. He has the proven ability to manage the design process and achieve maximum results within a stated budget and schedule.
Among his event graphics credentials are the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in twenty-three Los Angeles venues, World Cup USA �94 in ten U.S. cities, 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup in nine U.S. cities, the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in fifteen Salt Lake City venues and the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup in nine Caribbean countries. Smaller scaled work includes Breeder’s Cup at Santa Anita Race Course in 2008 and 2009 and Northern Trust Open at the Riviera Golf Club in 2010 and 2011.
In addition, Maury managed design projects for large-scale public wayfinding and environmental graphics programs for Universal Studios, Inc., for their Florida and Hollywood properties as well as for Walt Disney Imagineering at their Anaheim retail attraction Downtown Disney. Maury resides in Valencia, California with his wife and two children.
Trevor Shickman Trevor Shickman joined Wide Angle Group in 2005 and handles finance and technology solutions. Prior to joining WAG Trevor worked in computer networking and college basketball. Trevor earned master’s degrees in Economic and Technology History, Business and Non Profit Administration. Trevor is confident he can over complicate any process with simple technology.
Brandon Cohen Brandon is absorbed with the visual aspects of photography and the functional space of an event. With an architectural background, Brandon is able to collaborate all the needed skills to provide a helping hand in producing a great event from concept to finish product.
Brandon was born and raised in the East, the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia. He moved to Los Angeles, city of angels, ten years ago to pursue a career in architecture. After working in the field for a number of years, he decided to complete his education with a Bachelors degree in the art of Architecture from the prestigious Woodbury University.
Katharine Levitt Katie is a Southern California native who considers herself to be the TEAM MOM, helping with the small details day to day and working as a event and staffing manager on site at various events.
Roxana Gomez Roxana is the most popular person at WAG, and it might have something to do with handling the finances. In addition to accounting, she is responsible for staffing events and managing them onsite, which is no problem as her voice can be heard by hundreds of people at once. With nine years of prior experience, she is also the WAG office manager, and excels at keeping the landscaping alive. On lucky days, she provides everyone with her famous egg salad.
Born in El Salvador and raised in LA, Roxy is a loyal Lakers fan and doting mother to her daughter, Cherry the chihuahua.
Armando Lopez Armando is a jack of all trades and assists with onsite production for both local events and touring series. He manages labor staff onsite and makes sure every event gets up and running and is torn down in a timely manner. A key member of the WAG team, Mando has also been known to put his photography skills to work photo ops at events and put his handyman skills to work to revamp the office as many times as Ian comes up with new ideas.
Mando never gets cold and thus travels to frigid climates sans jackets. He is also fond of (any) team meal.
Kusi A longtime member of Team WAG, Kusi does whatever it takes to get the job done. Not shy of long hours or even longer road trips, he has worked on a wide variety of projects, with memorable tasks ranging from moving boulders out of the way of the WAG tour bus or distributing 500+ kegs in a zoo. With years of experience as a personal trainer, event managers tend to take advantage of his sheer strength and sometimes even con him into training sessions.
Kusi is very proud of his Tongan heritage, which he will make sure to tell you, and his two daughters.