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Gary Solomon Jr. is the Co-Founder and President of Solomon Group, a Live Events and Exhibits firm based in New Orleans. Passionate about growth and building a world-class organization to bring stories to life for the next generation of Live Event and Exhibit leaders, Gary focuses on strategic initiatives for the company that have resulted in the group's tremendous national success.
Gary has helmed some of the country’s most innovative live events, including the College Football Playoff Halftime Show on ESPN, Essence Festival, and the Emmy nominated broadcast environments for CBS’s coverage of Super Bowl XLVII. Client successes range from events for nearly every major sports league, to corporate events, music festivals, and live broadcasts.
Exhibits he is proud of include several at The National WWII Museum (ranked #2 Museum in the world on TripAdvisor), George Washington's Mount Vernon, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience.
The 32-year-old business owner has grown the company from five employees to a staff of nearly 200 in just a decade. Solomon Group has design offices in the New Orleans Arts District, a massive fabrication and production facility, a multi-million dollar equipment inventory, and a reputation as one of the go-to, production resources for events and exhibits across the country.
Gary serves as Consulting Producer for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, and also co-developed the restoration of the historic Civic Theatre.
Gary serves as the Co-Chair of the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation, which educates, supports and advances the global spirits industry and is recognized as a leading education platform for bartenders and spirits professionals around the world.
He was named to Inc. Magazine’s prestigious “30 Under 30: World’s Coolest Young Entrepreneurs” list, and has been featured in The Atlantic, SUCCESS Magazine, Forbes, the New York Times and USA Today.
President / Co-Founder
Partner / Co-Founder
Vice President, Customer Success
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Production Design
Director of Exhibits & Environments
Estimation Department Manager
Sr. Project Manager, Exhibits & Environments
Senior Technical Designer | Permanent Installations
Senior Technical Designer | Live Events
Floor Manager, Exhibits & Environments
Producer, Live Events
Event Technical Director
Video Department Manager
Lighting Department Manager
Project Director, Exhibits & Environments
Audio/Visual Project Manager
Project Manager, Exhibits & Environments
Carpentry Shop Lead
Director of People
Print Shop Manager
Print Shop Operations Manager
Technical Design Manager
Senior Technical Designer
Scenic Artist III
Scenic Artist II
Project Coordinator, Exhibits & Environments
Brand Marketing Video Producer
Account Executive, Live Events
Senior Account Manager, Festival Events
Director of New Business Development
Business Development Manager, Exhibits & Environments
Assistant Carpentry Foreman
AV Systems Designer
Operations and Logistics Supervisor
CNC Senior Operator
Data Architect/ETL Developer
Account Manager, Exhibits & Environments
A/V Project Manager
Senior Producer, Live Events
Fabrication Shop Assistant
Senior Scenic Artist
Printshop Prepress Technician
Director of Event Technologies
Director of Administration