Daniel McManus

Daniel McManus

Daniel McManus – Sr. Vice President of Operations

Daniel’s special event career began as a summer job in Washington State. He graduated from Lewis and Clark College in 2002 with a degree in Math and Computer science then moved to Phoenix Arizona where he worked as a driver for Tri Rentals. Daniel transferred to the Albuquerque New Mexico Branch of Tri Rentals in 2003 where he was promoted to the Operations Manager position followed by the General Manager role. During his tenure in Albuquerque, Tri Rentals was purchased by Classic Party Rentals. In 2011 he was promoted to be the Operations Manager of Classic Party Rentals in Chicago Illinois followed by a promotion to the role of Assistant General Manager in 2015 of the San Francisco California Branch.

Before moving back to Phoenix Arizona and joining the PRO EM team, Daniel also served as the Assistant General Manager for Blueprint Studios an event design, production, and specialty furniture firm as well as Global Experiential Specialists an event company specializing in experiential marketing and production for tradeshows, corporate events, conventions, and exhibitions.

Daniel’s experience with event design, production, and execution over the course of his career has led to his success in building great teams, executing process improvement strategies and initiatives, and improving the quality of his customer’s experiences. During his professional career he has had the opportunity to work on projects and with customers including the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta, Soldier Field, Chicago Bears Athletics, The Kentucky Derby, Barrett-Jackson Auto Auctions, Lollapalooza Music Festival, Taste of Chicago, Chicago Gourmet, Super Bowl XLVI, Super Bowl XLIX, Super Bowl 50, Bay to Breakers Footrace, San Francisco Giants, AT&T Park, Stanford University, Google, Apple, Facebook, Game Developers Conference 2018, Red Hat Summit 2018, AUA 2018, and CDA 2018.

Daniel was born in Oregon and grew up in Washington State. When he isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, son, and two dogs. He also enjoys reading, and exploring incredible culinary experiences.