About Us2018-10-04T22:28:47+00:00

Community is woven into our business model

Oakland Venue Management was created during a time when our town had a noticeable need for professionally managed and operated venues for non-profit celebrations, community gatherings, and corporate conferences. Today, we still fill that need, but we have evolved along with our community as its needs have grown. We are more than a venue management company – we are a project management company that offers administrative services to support client programming across a variety of industries.


The leadership of OVM remains dedicated to this company, putting every ounce of their daily energy into its success and the betterment of their community. Donating time, money and services to various projects, raising tens of thousands of dollars for local artists, and creating spaces for those artists to be seen, heard, and felt. We believe in supporting our local economy through arts activation and well produced events for the public.


Over the past ten years we have been presented with opportunities to develop marketing campaigns for various projects in Oakland – projects that have required us to research, plan and execute initiatives. Through this work, we have become extremely knowledgeable about local and regional demographics and more sensitive and informed with regards to the conversations around displacement, fair housing and the pressures placed on our artist communities. Over the course of our career, we have remained dedicated to the betterment of Oakland, as such our connections to the Oakland community and the surrounding region are strong. Our vendor pool and industry connections position us incredibly well to execute any project and develop a foundation for a successful events program.


The future direction of OVM is clear, we are Urban Place Managers. Through our work with the Oakland Business Improvement District (BID) community, we are emerging as energetic leaders, paving the way for numerous initiatives that have gained us recognition from the California Downtown Association and the International Downtown Association. As placemaking leaders, we continue to build our relationships with our trade associations, sit on their boards and help drive their vision for the future. The synergy of venue management services, placemaking and destination marketing is what sets us apart. This macro approach to venue operations, community engagement, and site activation is, in our opinion, the future of sustainable venue management practices.

Employment Philosophy

Oakland Venue Management is committed to creating a culture of ownership and trust among all of its employees and to providing opportunities that support the physical health and financial stability of each employee. Our success as a company can be measured not only by how we benefit our employees, but also our community as a whole.