“David Tutera is the maestro of marvelous! David’s genius is inspirational. His incredible career includes fashion, weddings, books, broadcasting, magnificent events, and more are all powerful elements in the Tutera brand. David’s unique ability and talent, brings brilliance and beauty to people and spaces. The Tutera brand is transformational.” – Kathy Ireland®
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Led by CEO Martin Sumichrast and supported by the kathy ireland® Worldwide (kiWW®) team, Level Brands, Inc., an innovative marketing and licensing company that provides bold, unconventional and socially responsible branding for leading businesses, announced today that Encore Endeavor One (EE1), its corporate brand management unit, will represent world-leading designer, author, wedding and party planning expert, TV personality, David Tutera. The agreement with EE1 includes strategic advisory services, brand management, global product licensing, and licensing-related entertainment ventures of David Tutera, a widely acknowledged wedding and entertainment artistic visionary and trendsetter. EE1, a subsidiary of Level Brands, Inc., was co-founded by Kathy Ireland® and Nic Mendoza and is led in marketing and creative by Stephen Roseberry, President of EE1 and President and Chief Marketing Officer of kathy ireland® Worldwide, and supported by the kiWW team, including kiWW’s Global Creative Director, Jon Carrasco, under the an advisory agreement between Level Brands, Inc. and kiWW.
This latest corporate announcement follows Level Brands’ recent news of its intention to launch an initial public offering using Regulation A of the Securities Act of 1933 (which was amended by the JOBS Act and is now popularly known as “Regulation A+”). Level Brands will be the first company with a nationally recognized woman Chairman Emeritus to launch a Regulation A+ IPO with an intent to list on a national securities exchange.
“I’ve known David for a long time, and am honored that we are friends,” says Kathy Ireland®, Level Brands’ Chairman Emeritus and Chief Brand Strategist. “I always believed that David and our team would, one day, have the opportunity to collaborate and when Level Brands was launched, David was one of the first people we wanted to join the Level Brands’ team. We believe, the David Tutera brand has limitless opportunities. It is a great pleasure to work with Joey Toth, Chief Operating Officer for the David Tutera brand. Joey is passionate and beyond dedicated to the advancement of the DT brand. Our teams work together seamlessly, and Joey is a great contributor. Everyone at Level Brands and kathy ireland® Worldwide is absolutely delighted that David is now a very special part of the Level Brands and kathy ireland® Worldwide families. David Tutera is the maestro of marvelous! David’s genius is inspirational. Fashion. Weddings. Books. Broadcasting. Magnificent events, and more are all-powerful elements in the Tutera brand. David’s unique ability and talent, brings brilliance and beauty to people and spaces. More importantly, David is one of the kindest people, who is committed to using his gifts to better the world. His work with the Alzheimer’s Association, Prevent Cancer Foundation and Make-A-Wish Foundation align with Level Brands’ and kathy ireland® Worldwide’s Millennium Development Goals which improve the human condition. We Teach. Inspire. Empower. Make Our World Better. David is a powerful advocate, who shares and contributes greatly, to that vision. We are truly excited to welcome David into our Level Brands’ family.”
“From the moment I met Kathy Ireland® I knew immediately there was something important we would do together. I am honored and excited about what lies ahead as this strategic partnership between the David Tutera brand and EE1 and the kathy ireland® Worldwide team begins. Kathy is a brilliant, successful woman, but more importantly a person of dignity and kindness which is what the David Tutera brand stands for. I am eager to work hard allowing the DT Brand to expand as I continue to develop and provide a lifestyle that inspires everyone to ‘Celebrate their lives Every Day!’ Inspiration, solutions, creativity and value is what I strive for always,” says David Tutera. He adds, “I share the following – ‘I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them.’ ― Elizabeth Taylor”
Adds Joey Toth, COO of David Tutera’s company, Dada Media Inc., “I like to make people smile; I believe in the good, I believe that ‘business’ is responsible for creating good for its consumers. Today our new alignment with EE1 and the kiWW® team will allow for us to embark on a new journey of inspiration, creativity, and possibility which will exceed our consumers’ and partners’ expectations.”
“All of us are thrilled to welcome the incomparable talent and unmatched style of David Tutera to the EE1 portfolio. The David Tutera brand is synonymous with an imaginative, artistic flair that is at once inspired and inspiring, and singularly his own. David’s and Joey’s commitment to excellence extends to the tiniest of details for the world’s most extravagant and unparalleled experiences – from fashion runways to weddings, best-selling books and media events – every memory is as spectacular as the lifestyle setting that David Tutera creates for the world. His celebrity weddings and entertainment events are legendary…. celebrations to remember, and his inspired view that everyone should ‘Celebrate their lives Every Day!’ is one that we are most excited to propel into the marketplace,” said Stephen Roseberry and Jon Carrasco.
“It is very exciting to welcome the extraordinary design, wedding, event, media and entertainment expert, David Tutera, to our expanding EE1 brand management portfolio. Our team looks forward to develop and manage licensing programs that will further expand their reach,” says Martin Sumichrast, President and CEO of Level Brands.
Individuals interested in learning more about Level Brands’ Regulation A+ investment opportunity and registering an indication of interest are invited to visit: http://banq.co/listings/lb.