Brian Kearney

Account Manager | Project Manager | Event Manager

Mid Level
London, United Kingdom
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About me

A managerial professional specialising in driving profitable growth in competitive sectors through proactive account management and business development. Adopts a consultative approach to ensure specific client requirements are met while focusing on exceeding their expectations for service quality. Has worked on major events such as the 2019 Rugby World Cup and with major brands such Visa, Bloomberg Philanthropies, David Beckham, Harrods, and Cartier. Worked with immersive VR and AR technologies at the 2018 World Cup. An innovative strategist who has successfully managed projects that have enhanced brand impact and visibility. Commercially astute and a capable negotiator who engages confidently with clients, stakeholders, suppliers, and colleagues in forging sustainable working relationships

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  • Analytical Thinking
  • Experiential Activations
  • Immersive Experience
  • Virtual Reality
  • Augmented Reality
  • Sports Events
  • Sports Marketing
  • Business Administration
  • Client Engagement
  • Client Facing
  • Brand Activation
  • Brand Campaigns
  • Digital Agency
  • Digital
  • Digital Campaign
  • Digital Creative
  • Hospitality
  • Event Hospitality
  • Hospitality Design
  • Creative
  • Creative Agency
  • Creative Concept
  • Space Design
  • Space Planning
  • Extreme Sports
  • Sport
  • Sport Events
  • Sport Marketing
  • Promotion
  • Promotional Event
  • Band Promotion
  • Event Promotion

Companies I’ve worked with

  • PRM Agency

    PRM Agency

    • Fashion and Textiles
  • Visa


    • Non Creative Industries
  • Fifaliveworldcup


    • Retail
  • Shiraz Creative

    Shiraz Creative

    • Marketing & PR

Work history


Creative and Guest Experience Executive


May 2019 - Apr 2020
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Iluka is a specialised event agency, providing strategies, planning and operational fulfilment for sponsors and other stakeholders at global events. Accountable for a significant budget, I was the main point of contact for multiple clients. I created scope of work contracts with clients and vendors, negotiated legal documentation in line with UK and Japanese law and managed market suppliers in Tokyo, utilising Japanese translators as needed. I managed initial Olympic activations for Atos Technology Operations Centre, creating opportunity to showcase the Games for over 900 employees and guests. Additionally, I oversaw creative process to enhance clients’ brands, working with them to maximise use of available budget while increasing guest engagement My key contributions included: ✰ I supported Creative Director to create and ensure memorable guest experiences regarding the 2019 Rugby World Cup and 2020 Olympic Games for key clients and top sponsors. (List of clients available on CV) ✰ I worked alongside Creative Director to produce five-star hospitality suite for 50+ of the number 1 drinks retailer in the world's major clients during development of the company’s Rugby World Cup activation. Managed rugby masterclass featuring rugby legends - Sean Fitzpatrick, Mike Tindall, and John Smit. ✰ I developed creative concepts and led brainstorming sessions with designers and account leads to create competitive RFP documents to gain new business. (List of achievements available on CV)


Integrated Project Manager

Shiraz Creative

Feb 2018 - May 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Shiraz Creative is a full-service creative agency focusing on technology integration with brand experience productions. Offices based in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, and Mexico City. Clients include, VISA, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, CityLab and Harrods. I managed on-site productions, load-in to load-out, managed clients and guest facing personnel on-site. I was accountable for budgets while maintaining regular communication with clients, vendors, and internal teams regarding timelines, priorities, and workshops. My role frequently necessitated site visits in various countries. I researched accommodation, travel and leisure activities in Paris and Lyon for Visa’s Women’s World Cup 2019 hospitality program. I notably worked with immersive VR and AR technologies while assisting in development of programs running on Microsoft HoloLens at the Russia 2018 World Cup, on behalf of VISA. My key contributions and achievements included: ✰ I produced top class hospitality environment and immersive augmented reality (AR) activations in three hotels for VISA at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The AR game, partnered with Zlatan Ibrahimović, had footfall of over 2000 guests across 32 days. Custom built body scanner enabled guests to create an avatar for insertion into game. ✰ I gained strong insight into technology integration when liaising and contracting with stakeholders such as workshop vendors and technology suppliers while working in the US. ✰ I successfully managed suppliers and staffing schedules for VISA at 2018 Russia World Cup, France 2019 Womens World Cup, CityLab in Detroit, and Bloomberg Philanthropies in London. ✰ Account lead on major event for Bloomberg Philanthropies at London head office. Event attracted 500 guests comprising world leaders, A-list celebrities, and leading climate change activists. Successfully managed event compelled client to re-engage Shiraz for a re-run the following year.


Aug 2017 - Feb 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Keith Goddard Catering is an events production and catering company with client list including Harvey Nichols, Selfridges, Alexander McQueen, Oak North, Thomas Pink, Barclays, Battersea Power Station, Whistles and Thomas Goode. I organised and trained chefs, bar staff, waiters, porters, and runners required for events, and managed suppliers, deliveries, and logistics. I ensured adherence to HSE stipulations, conducted risk assessments, and produced mission statement documentation aligned with specific venue guidelines. Additionally, I liaised with clients, led KGC pre-production team meetings to ensure clarity on positions/tasks and conducted post-production debriefing to analyse performance and lessons learnt. My key contributions included: ✰ I managed event launching David Beckham’s House 99 grooming range at Harvey Nichols. Event was attended by 300 of London’s top influencers and fashion celebrities. ✰ I produced events for Selfridges launch days and intimate fine dining experiences.


Dec 2015 - Dec 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance


Event and Account Manager

Snapshot Staff

Dec 2015 - Aug 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Snapshot Staffing is a Model staffing agency proving staff to exclusive clients such as Cartier UK & France, Bulgari, Tom Ford, Chanel, Armani, Tommy Hilfiger, Harrods, Max Mara, Louis Vuitton, the National Gallery and Moet & Chandon. I managed the company’s finances, invoices, and overdue payments and updated Company Director weekly. Additionally, I conducted meeting with clients to assess requirements and negotiate rates. My key contributions included: ✰ I managed Cartier’s yearly ball at top secret location attended by 400 high-profile guests from all over the world. 75 Snapshot personnel provided excellent service.


Jan 2014 - Jan 2016
  • Milan, Italy
  • Freelance



Sep 2006 - May 2008
  • United Kingdom
  • Sports Coaching and Education