Our Story

In 1995, Martin and Farah Perelmuter took an entrepreneurial leap of faith. They started Speakers’ Spotlight with a strong belief that the needs of conference organizers, meeting planners, and speakers could be served in new and better ways, and that a speech can be the catalyst for positive change. They also believed that if they built the business on a foundation of trust, then the strength of relationships with clients and speakers would ultimately determine the company’s success.

Speakers’ Spotlight began in a spare bedroom in Martin and Farah’s apartment, where they shared a desk, a phone, and a computer. They had no clients, no experience, no staff, and no money. But they had a clear vision, and a strong belief that with a lot of hard work and a little luck, they could make it a reality.

Since that time, Speakers’ Spotlight has grown into one of the world’s largest and most respected speakers’ agencies. With the best team in the industry, and an incredible roster of speakers, they are proud to have raised the bar of professionalism, service, and integrity to a new level.

To date, Speakers’ Spotlight has arranged more than 28,000 speaking engagements in over 35 countries worldwide, and has been fortunate to receive many awards and accolades along the way.

Our Team

Farah Perelmuter
Farah Perelmuter

CEO & Co-Founder

Martin Perelmuter
Martin Perelmuter

President & Co-Founder

Cindy Sheridan
Cindy Sheridan

Senior Vice President

Sundance Filardi
Sundance Filardi

President, The Spotlight Agency

Kelly MacDonald
Kelly MacDonald

Executive Vice President

Mélanie Roy
Mélanie Roy

Senior Talent Management Specialist

Jennifer Bovaconti
Jennifer Bovaconti

Vice President, Client Services

Marnie Ballane
Marnie Ballane

Senior Vice President, Western Region

Donna McWaters
Donna McWaters

Vice President, Client Services

Michelle Xu
Michelle Xu

Director, Accounting

Kelli Thompson
Kelli Thompson

Culture & Communications Specialist

Elise Bercovici Diker
Elise Bercovici-Diker

Vice President, Client Services

Bryce Moloney
Bryce Moloney

Senior Vice President, Learning & Development Division

Michelle Bertol-Bone
Michelle Bertol-Bone

Director, Client Services

Meghan Nelson
Meghan Nelson

Senior Manager, Client Services, The Spotlight Agency

Holly Santandrea
Holly Santandrea

Senior Event Coordinator

Tami Adams
Tami Adams

Client Services Executive

Dwight Ireland
Dwight Ireland

Vice President, US & International Sales

Lindsey Love
Lindsey Love

Director of Public Relations

Amy Panchyshyn
Amy Panchyshyn

Digital Communications Specialist

Aya Xamin
Aya Xamin

Senior Event Coordinator and Contract Administrator

Lauren Rossow
Lauren Galeana

Administrative Coordinator

Yenny Van Andel
Yenny van Andel

Event Coordinator

Marta Moher
Marta Moher

Client Services Executive

Micaela Martinez
Micaela Martinez

Event Coordinator

Paula Sage
Paula Sage

Chief Operating Officer

Brenna Pavlidis
Brenna Pavlidis

Client Services Executive

Paul Terefenko
Paul Terefenko

Digital Content Producer

Brooke Porter
Brooke Porter

Event Coordinator

Sehaj Butan
Sehaj Butan

Junior Accountant

Kristen Gentleman
Kristen Gentleman

Content Marketing Writer

Catherine McCabe
Catherine McCabe

Event Coordinator

Venesha Wilfred
Venesha Wilfred

Junior Accountant

Helen Fitzgerald
Helen Fitzgerald

Event Coordinator, Western Region

Nirmanai Vithanage
Nirmani Vithanage

Accounting Administrator

Lucy

Paw-sonal Assistant