Learn about our Team

We are a team of highly experienced and dedicated professionals, ready to use our expertise to make your next event a huge success.

Ross Collins

Ross Collins

Presidente Revolucionario

Ross is a sought after event programmer, well respected for planning and executing complex public and private events. He has earned a reputation for his innovative ideas and ‘outside the box’ thinking creating new industry standards that have changed the fabric of the events industry. His true success resides in his ability to seamlessly work with multiple teams and embed himself in third party projects. His industry experience is second to none and he is highly regarded for bringing energy and direction to event projects.

Career Highlights include:

Director of Event Services @ Samko Events 2010-Present
Show Producer Winter Wonderland @ Exhibition Place 2014-Present
F&B Program Design and Execution 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games
Kraft Celebration National Tour 2013 & 2014
TSN Special Olympics Day 2013
F&B Program Design and Execution 2012 London Olympics
America’s Next Top Model Canada 2012

Company Links: www.samkosales.com

Jonathan Leaman

Jonathan Leaman

Vice President

Jon has worked his entire post graduate career in Event Catering. From Property Management events to major sporting and broadcasting events and concessionaire services he’s worked in every aspect of event catering. In both account management and event execution he has garnered industry recognition for clever event design executed with an almost preternatural attention to detail. He has assembled his own team of chefs and food service professionals who assist him in servicing a myriad of niche event catering accounts.

Career Highlights include:

President of Cater Club 2015-Present
Director of Food and Beverage Component Projects Pan Am 2015
Director of Sales Chefs Catering 2010-2015
Kraft Celebration Tour 2013 & 2014
Founder of Flash Staffing (Event Staffing Agency) 2013
Catering Team Lead 2012 London Olympics
America’s Next Top Model Canada 2012
GM Camaro Re-Launch 2011

Company Links: www.caterclub.com

Adam Pearson

Adam Pearson

Director of Sales

After a long pursuit, the team was able to have Adam join with Revol in the spring of 2017. He comes on as the Director of Sales and will give new depth to the sales team. Adam is a career client relationship manager, originally finding his feet in merchant services. Adam has a passion for building long lasting client relationships and prides himself on providing first class service and adapting to the client’s needs. A true gentleman and an old school account man. He’s a gentle giant famous out east for playing offensive line for St FX. Adam now coaches the amateur football team, Buffalo Bills.

Career Highlights:
Chase Paymentech Sales Excellence Award
Canon Business Solutions Top Performer Award
St. Francis Xavier University Grad

Andrew Gidaro

Andrew Gidaro

BIA & Festival Expert

Andrew owns and operates Astro Amusements, a Midway rides and games company. He owns a Ferris Wheel! He produces Wizard World Fun Park the March break family event at Exhibition Place attracting over 20 000 guests annually. Andrew is the General Manager of Screemers Inc., a Toronto Halloween season tradition. He was also one of the brains behind the inception of Samko’s Winter Wonderland. Andrew works extensively with many BIAs and community groups to provide rides and attractions to hundreds of thousands of families across the GTA at events like the Taste of Danforth, York Eglinton BIA, Taste of Little Italy, Taste of Kingsway, Roncesvalles Polish Festival, Buskerfest, Downtown Yonge BIA, and Guelph Canada Day. Andrew is a TSSA licensed mechanic (mechanical rides, go karts, and inflatables) a NAARSO Level 1 Ride Inspector, an AIMS Level 1 Ride Inspector, and makes a mean apple crumble.

Career Highlights:

Founds the Outdoor Concessionaires Association 2015
Winter Wonderland established 2014
Appointed to the TSSA Advisory Council 2013
Screemers and Wizard World go multi city 2010
Wizard World established 2001
Screemers established 1992

Company Links: www.astroamusements.ca www.wizardworld.ca www.screemers.ca www.atozfunrentals.ca

Michael Kotzer

Michael Kotzer

Senior Advisor

Michael Kotzer is the President of Samko/Miko Toys and Samko Party Services. In his capacity as President of Samko Party Services he launched the massively successful Samko Events Division in 2010 servicing the Corporate Children‘s Holiday Party market. Beyond being a retail genius, Michael is an active philanthropist supporting countless children’s charities. Michael encouraged and helped shape the foundation for Revol Events and serves as senior adviser bringing his lifetime of innovation, experience, business acumen, and knowledge to the team.

Career Highlights:

2016: Samko celebrates their 44th Anniversary
2014: Samko Events opens Winter Wonderland at Exhibition Place
2010: Samko Launches Samko Events
2005: Launch of Samko’s Regional Retail Road Shows
1997: Samko acquires Party Packagers Party Division

Company Link: www.samkosales.com

Sean Thompson

Sean Thompson

Staging, Production and Lighting Director

Sean Thompson is the President of NRG Lites and TourAid, Lighting Designer at Film North, Huntsville International Film Festival Inc. and Lighting at CTV Globe Media. Through his company NRG Lites, Sean provides lighting design, installation for film, concert, theatrical and corporate events. Through his company Tour Aid, Sean provides mobile production support and a huge array of rental items.

Career Highlights:

Lighting Director Turner (formerly Turner Broadcasting Systems Inc.) 2016
President Tour Aid 2012
Lighting Director Rogers Sportsnet 2012
Lighting TSN 2009

Company links: www.nrglites.com www.touraid.ca

Teri-Ann Cowl

Teri-Ann Cowl

Decor Specialist

As an owner of Balloon Corporate Events, Teri-Ann understands the economics of the event industry and the budgetary constraints placed upon decor. This being so, Teri-Ann is uniquely versed in budget allocation and has come to be relied upon by planners across the GTA for her innovative decor solutions and methodologies. Whether a client is engaging her company directly or relying upon her to exercise her network of suppliers for static, prop based, or classic room decor, Teri-Ann has the decor expertise to deliver the atmosphere and feel of an event. Aside for her design prowess she is a hands on operator managing onsite installs regularly while managing all the internal operations that ensure the seamless delivery of an event. Teri-Ann is also heavily involved in cross country projects handling nationwide distribution, brand activations and promotions advertising. Her obsessive organizational skills and detail driven methodology makes her a killer component of our team.

Career Highlights:

Google back drop design and install for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau 2016
Decor for Winter Wonderland at Exhibition Place 2014 - Present
Organizing and executing decor for CIBC Miracle Day 2013 - Present
Robo Cop set design 2012
Scotiabank Marathon Decor 2009 - Present
Property Management tenant BBQ’s 2008 - Present
CN Tower New Years Eve decor 1999 - Present

Company Link: www.ballooncorporateevents.com

Bill Leaman

Bill Leaman

Promotional Products Specialist

Bill is the Founder and President of BMP. He launched the company in January of 2000, after his successful and fulfilling 23-year career at Bell Canada. It’s been 16 years now and he has yet to look back. A few of BMPs current clients include: Corus Entertainment, Bermuda Telephone, Bell Canada, Toronto Police, City of Toronto, Markham Fire Department, Ivey School of Business, the list goes on. His never ending passion for the business coupled with his attention to detail will leave you with a winning campaign. Whether you are looking for that special holiday gift basket, promotional products to compliment your BBQ, or help with a product launch, employee incentive, client give away, golf tournament, or the like, Bill will be sure to provide you with the right promotional piece.

Career Highlights:
Son Jonathan
Daughter Celia

Company link: www.bigmouthpromotions.com

Annabelle

Annabelle

Chief Operating Officer

Annabelle is a dog. After receiving her MBA from the London School of Economics in 2014, Annabelle begrudgingly agreed to take on the role of Chief Operating Officer for Revol Events. She has an informal approach to office culture preferring to spend most her time walking from desk to desk eliciting sweet pets or sleeping on a couch, Bark twice if you’re in Milwaukee.

Career Highlights:

Going to the off leash Park 2014-2015
Chased a bird that got into the office and broke a plasma monitor in the process 2015
House Trained 2014
Ate an entire wheel of cheese and pooped in the refrigerator 2014

This is our dedicated team and we’re excited to work with you. Don’t be shy, get in touch!