More than that, Sean was our friend. We texted nonstop and laughed even more.
We miss you everyday.
The Room, founded in 2017 and operated by Sean Finnegan, Danny Fishman & Josh Messinger, is a highly cultivated, private event series for senior marketing executives that brings together influencers and decision makers from various industries to discuss important challenges and opportunities in marketing and advertising.
Whether over fine dining, at a luxury resort, a custom event created with a notable partner, or in the warm sun in the South of France, The Room creates impactful conversations through unique experiences.
Our events draw marketers from household recognizable brands and are underwritten by the most prominent names in media and technology.
An authority in the converging media space, Danny is known and respected for his accomplishments in the entertainment, media, advertising & marketing, digital, and technology industries. For the past two decades Fishman has been a highly successful serial entrepreneur, leading multiple companies to exponential revenue growth, category dominance, and financially lucrative exits.
Josh has been bringing together marketers for over 20 years. He has seen multiple companies through acquisitions, held leadership roles as VP, Online, President, and founder at media companies including dmg :: events, iMedia, ad:tech, and VMA Media. He has also led the global online growth for non-marketing properties including, Evanta, Petroleum Show, Gastech, and Adipec.
VP, Operations & Partnerships
Karen brings more than a decade of knowledge of sales, marketing, operations, and events in the media and advertising industry. She has led growth and profitability at several startups in Silicon Valley and implemented operational efficiencies and marketing strategies at Fortune 500 companies. She has also executed hundreds of global industry events including, CES, Cannes Lions, DMEXCO, GDC, and MWC.
Dir. of Community Development
Claire Finnegan serves as event support for The Room. She recently graduated from the University of Colorado, Denver with a BA in Psychology and minor in Nonprofit Management. With a passion for people and a love for bringing them together, event planning became an unexpected yet beloved first profession post college.
Mgr, Events & Brand Experience