JJ|LA designs unexpected and innovative solutions for projects ranging from public concerts, festivals and fan experiences, to corporate brand activations, non-profit benefits and private events.
- JJ|LA was established in 2010 in West Hollywood, CA by Jeff Consoletti, Principal
- JJ|LA’s clients are predominantly found in the entertainment, consumer products, sports and non-profit industries
- JJ|LA is most engaged for overall event planning and production management services, site operations and logistical oversight, and event design and execution
- JJ|LA staffs projects according to event and client needs, enabling the firm to operate lean and keep labor costs low
- JJ|LA helps clients conceive and realize brand new event concepts or reimagine and reenergize established events in innovative ways
- JJ|LA is familiar with budgets of all shapes and sizes, no budget is too small or project out of range
- JJ|LA provides custom fabrication services in-house from our carpentry shop and fabrication studio located in East LA
- JJ|LA events are both small and large, from intimate dinner receptions and tastemaker activations to large-scale concerts and festivals
- JJ|LA’s work has been recognized by BizBash, The LA Times, LA Weekly, TMZ, LA Confidential, OUT, SiriusXM, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Huffington Post The Advocate and Entertainment Tonight
- Budget Creation & Management
- Operations, Site Logistics & Event Staffing
- Community & Municipal Relations, Permitting
- Vendor Sourcing & Coordination
- Fan & Crowd Management, Safety & Emergency Preparedness
- Client & Sponsor Relations
- Catering Execution, Food & Beverage Planning
- Rentals Sourcing, Coordination & Management
- Seating, Ticketing & Guest Services
- Transportation Coordination
- Global Production Management
- Artist Relations, Sourcing & Talent Booking
- Stage, Lighting & Audio Design
- Technical Direction & Stage Management
- Venue Booking, Coordination & Planning
- Production Scheduling & Timelines
- Broadcast Production Management
- Show Promotion, Curation & Planning
- Festival & Concert Production & Promotion
- Booth & Trade-Show Production & Design
- Retail Exhibition & Touring Roadshows
- Event Concept, Design & Implementation
- Guest Experience Design
- Art Department Management
- Scenic, Set Design & Fabrication
- Event Renderings, Layouts and CAD
- Brand Partnerships & Sponsorship Recruitment
- Corporate Activations
- Environmental Awareness
- Strategic Promotion & Guerilla Marketing
Meet the Team
Founder, Principal & CEO
Founder & Principal of JJ|LA, Jeff Consoletti, is an Executive Producer, Production Manager, Creative Director and Logistics Expert with over twelve years of experience leading special event production and design, festival, concert and show production and promotion, and innovative multi-platform campaigns, activations and promotions for a variety of entertainment, corporate and non-profit brands.
He began his career in the ad agency world where a creative eye and a passion for events had him working on unique ways to enhance the consumer experience for clients. He designed innovative trade show booths, pop-up shops, promotional stunts and consumer facing activations for clients including NBC Universal, CBS Paramount Television, Kathy Ireland Home, Sprint, Mattel, Song Airlines and Turner Broadcasting.
In 2009, Jeff embarked on his own trail beginning his firm and establishing himself as a sought-after event producer known for a sharp attention to detail, imaginative creative energy, logistical prowess, public safety conscious and diligent work ethic. He’s been instrumental in the national success of the LA PRIDE Festival and Parade and has been a lead team member on projects at major national events including SXSW, Super Bowl, MLB All-Star Week, Final Four, Coachella among many others.
Originally from suburban Boston, Jeff graduated with honors from The George Washington University in Washington, DC before moving to Los Angeles. He enjoys traveling, reading memoirs, Italian cooking and staying active (so he can eat his Italian cooking)! He resides in the West Hollywood neighborhood with his partner, Rob, and his four-legged assistant, Rilo.
Jake Strickland’s event experience ranges from overseeing catering execution and design at A-list celebrity cocktail receptions to running production on the ground at major, national festivals. Quick-witted and detail-oriented, Jake’s savvy design-eye, knack for décor and impeccable service have him overseeing the day-to-day event management for JJ|LA’s events.
As an event manager, Jake has overseen notable projects including the LA opening night of Cirque du Soleil’s Kurious, American Horror Story: Hotel’s Season Premiere and ABC TV’s Cadillac activation at the Academy Awards. He has overseen staffing, hospitality and event execution at events including EDC, LAXART and LA PRIDE and brands including Buick, COS, Essence, WWD and Old Navy are among his client experience.
Jake grew up in Arizona and spent nearly a decade in management at Marriott Hotels before pursuing a career in events. He keeps up on his trends by being an avid pop-culture enthusiast, and might be found flipping through the latest issue of People while sipping on rosé with his sweet friend, Rose.
Head of Production
Luke Przybylski is a ten-year veteran of major event production, design and site operations management. His passion for live events began as a venue and production manager at live music venues throughout LA, including Sound, Exchange and Playhouse. Upon shifting his focus to large-scale festival and concert production, he quickly established himself as a leading team member with a knack for quick fixes and overseeing detailed builds, eye for decor and environmental design, and ability to assemble and lead wide and diverse site operations teams.
Luke has held leadership or management positions at festivals including EDC, Coachella, Outside Lands, Tortuga, Kaboo, Ultra and Voodoo. He has concepted, built and executed turnkey and sustainable high-end production compounds at events from the playa at Burning Man to the mountains of Pemberton. Brands including Heineken, RedBull, Land Rover and 7UP are among his brand experiential experience. Since joining JJLA as head of production, Luke oversees the daily operation of our fabrication studio bringing our design concepts to life for our clients, as well as supervising on-site operations at our major builds and festivals.
A native Angeleno, Luke’s charming personality and killer smile can’t help but leave our clients beaming. When not tiring himself out on our event sites, Luke can be found kicking his own butt in the gym, hopping a flight on an exotic adventure, or hitting the slopes on his snowboard.
Talent & Sponsor Consultant
With over 9 years in the Music and Entertainment industries, Artie Kenney’s roots are firmly planted in culture marketing, connecting brands with talent and artists to create unique opportunities. Artie started his career with Red Bull. He was responsible for developing relationships with cultural opinion leaders as well as managing activations and sponsors on behalf of the brand. He spent the past several years working at a New York based marketing agency where he directed all talent acquisitions for a number of brands ranging from Kiehl’s to H&M to the Hard Rock Hotels.
In 2015, Artie created his own talent consulting company, AKT Agency, the talent and sponsorship arm of JJ|LA. AKT connects brands with consumers, influencers and tastemakers alike with clients ranging from JC Penney to DIRECTV to the Tribeca Film Festival. Artie’s innate ability to discover the best and brightest talent, and emerging lifestyle trends before they explode has led him to consistently create cutting edge connections.
Artie grew up in upstate New York and graduated with honors from Ithaca College. The jetsetter of the team, Artie splits his time between New York City and Los Angeles, and is often seen scurrying through airports with his trusty sidekick, Stella.
Senior Manager, Event Operations
Task Master. Whip Cracker. Truck Driver. You name it, she can do it. Alden Kirkman has a strong background in marketing, management and event production that spans well over two decades. Having handled all aspects of events from planning to production to PR as well as worked in the hospitality industry, the corporate world and everything in between, Alden has the ability to be a team player or the leader of the team. From solid negotiator to patient mediator, Alden always is able to keep the bigger picture in mind while navigating the details of the day for JJLA. Her client experience includes but is not limited to: Coca-Cola, New Balance, Volkswagon, AT&T, Stolichnaya, Malibu, Virgin, Adidas as well as many A-list celebrities in both entertainment and music plus all the other ones too numerous to list.
Her motto: get it done, talk about it later with friends laughing over drinks and good food. The “Southern Belle” of the team, Alden is an avid concertgoer and music fanatic who just as easily can be found sitting tableside backstage as she can approving backstage access.
Event & Guest Services Manager
Little did Lee Doud know after meeting Jeff as an event intern at a non-profit gala that he would be keeping him busy almost 10 years later! Now a sought-after event consultant, Lee oversees ticketing, guest services and talent coordination for JJLA’s entertainment industry and festival clients.
Lee grew up in in the Bay area and moved to LA to attend UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television. His passion for acting and film production, which includes appearances on both the big and small screen, and the production of two shorts and two feature films, meshed well with the fast-pace, creativity and logistical organization of live events. From coordinating all talent details at a festival or concert, seating an entire theater for a gala dinner or premiere or organizing executive itineraries for a conference, Lee’s polished demeanor, impeccable customer service and savvy coordination have clients requesting him time and time again.
When not toiling over seating diagrams, Lee enjoys traveling, baking his signature banana bread and pretending he’s a cowboy at country music festivals, before ending his days with snuggles from his loyal companion Tootsie.
Executive Assistant & Office Coordinator
Rory Sayce began his professional career in Los Angeles in reality television, ascending the ranks from a production assistant to a challenge coordinator to an office production coordinator on hit shows including HelIs Kitchen, MasterChef, Big Brother before joining the JJLA team. His interest for events grew from his own creative passions, mostly in television production. He produced his own independent short documentary based on the YWCA in Santa Monica and his documentary based on the day in the life of a kindergartner, won the best of UMASS-Amherst, his alma mater, where he majored in communications and film.
Now at JJLA, Rory is focusing his energy on the day-to-day operations of the office and our events, as well as providing direct support to Jeff. He is tasked with maintaining accurate and well-organized event files and supporting the team so our projects run on task, and on time. It’s Rory’s job to ensure our client’s needs and expectations are not only met, but exceeded.
Rory grew up in Massachusetts but now resides in Thai Town Los Angeles, where he can enjoy his spicy affinity for Thai cuisine with his sister, who doubles as his neighbor, and the light of his life, his poodle-mix, Skye.
Amanda Hendy, Esq.
Business & Legal Affairs, Hendy Inc.
Amanda Hendy works alongside management to oversee all legal and business affairs of the firm and plays an instrumental role in the strategic direction and implementation of business practices. Amanda has over six years of Big Law experience as a corporate attorney in both New York City and Los Angeles. After leaving law firm life, Amanda recovered by traveling the globe (solo) for nearly a year. Upon returning home to Los Angeles, Amanda joined a prominent family office as VP of Business & Legal Affairs, where she structured and negotiated strategic investments and handled the day-to-day legal needs of the company and its affiliated entities. In 2016, Amanda founded her own practice, Hendy Inc., a professional law corporation offering legal and business consulting services to new and emerging companies and established companies looking for sophisticated representation at an exceptional value.
Amanda graduated cum laude from Fordham Law School in New York City in 2008 and moved to Los Angeles in 2012. Amanda’s a passionate music fan, dedicated runner, and, as a native Ohioan, she still can’t get enough of the beach.
Frank Mastronuzzi, MBA, CPA
Finance & Business Operations, XCelerate Financial
Frank is a results driven C Level Leader with a distinguished career building organizations, developing management teams and significantly improving operational performance with a proven ability in managing the financial risks of a business and in providing financial planning and record-keeping, as well as financial reporting to senior management. He is highly skilled in managing the efforts and activities of people, capital, and resources to reduce costs, improve productivity, and enhance operating efficiencies. With 15+ years of experience managing financial and operational functions of various companies and dotcoms, Frank is an excellent addition to any team.
Frank has been a strategic force behind the growth and development of JJLA since 2015 overseeing and the company’s financial and operational teams, as well as providing strategic management, business development and leadership guidance. An Italian-American by way of Chicago, Jeff and Frank’s over ten-year old friendship in LA developed over a mutual love of meatballs and their favorite debate of who is more authentically “Paisano.”