RIVE is an experiential agency with a focus on video-powered virtual events, design, and, once again live productions. RIVE has a production approach that’s agile and efficient just like us.

Our Process

Our process was developed by the RIVE team through years of learning and information gleaned from hundreds of projects. We firmly believe that an iterative approach, where ideas are tested and improved upon, led by multi-dimensional teams creates better outcomes.

Instead of thinking linearly, we challenge our creative teams and project management teams to adhere to an agile methodology where process and creative are treated as one.

This process allows us to start anywhere, be it from a budget parameter, target audience, desired outcome, or wild idea.

Our Reel


After a decade working in the agency world Ned saw the creative landscape shifting dramatically. Ned came to the conclusion that the traditional agency business model was no longer working. Ned believes that great creative can come from anywhere, that technology should be used to drive cost down and efficiency up, and that RIVE’s employees, partners and clients should all have a pretty great time doing the work we do.

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Ned Irons


Susan is RIVE’s lead strategist and works with our biggest clients to ensure that their business objectives are aligned with our creative strategy. Susan’s skills are many and varied, but she focuses on running teams and building processes that wring the most out of every dollar and every idea. She’ll gladly tell you this herself, but she also serves as part-time therapist to RIVE staffers and clients alike.

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Susan Klein

Managing Partner, Strategy & Operations

Julia DiBenedetto

Account Manager

Russ is RIVE’s Account Director where he learns and understands our clients’ business objectives and challenges; provides strategic counsel; and develops consultative relationships. Russ has over 10 years experience in the creating and project management field. He combines both his strong graphic design skills with his communication skills to be a dependable resource for clients. When he isn’t at work he is tending to his garden, at the mountain snowboarding or enjoying wine and cheese nights with his husband.
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Russ Schubert

Account Director

Tom O’Gara is an Event Producer with a passion for process.  He mixes left-brain structure with right-brain creativity, to design and execute dynamic attendee experiences. When he’s not planning events, Tom spends his time cooking and creating in the kitchen and spoiling his pup, Rennie.


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Tom O'Gara


Moey is a producer with a passion for creative solutions and impeccable event flow. She has 10 years of experience producing every type of event under the sun, and now can also call herself a virtual event expert! When not fine-tuning runs of show, Moey can be found painting, cooking, or taking long walks through Brooklyn with a good true crime podcast.

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Moey Fox

Executive Producer

Idrees Rasikh

Technical Director

Tala is RIVE’S newest addition to the team! With a background in marketing and psychology she is now RIVE’s Marketing Coordinator. Tala has a passion for creative solutions and processes to help assist both the team and clients achieve the best RIVE experience. When not working, Tala spends her time baking and walking around DC.

Tala Jabali

Marketing Coordinator

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