About Us

Founded in 2015 and based in Chicago, PartySlate is a new digital platform designed for leading event professionals to share their work with the world. With PartySlate, you can browse the portfolios of top event planners, decor companies, caterers, photographers, venues and more. View real events and event ideas, find amazing venues and contact the best local pros to bring your next event to life.

Photographer  Sheri Whitko

Our Story

Julie Roth Novack, the CEO and co-founder of PartySlate, hosted more than 50 large scale corporate events and fundraisers while rising in the ranks of the digital agency world. She became increasingly frustrated while planning a high profile cancer research gala after spending hours online looking for ideas and venues, only to find wedding blogs, sterile vendor listing sites and Pinterest dead-ends.

After talking to long time colleague John Haro for years about the need for an elegant solution to this problem, she put a business plan together for PartySlate. After leaving their executive roles behind, Julie and John co-founded PartySlate in 2015. Once the business plan, prototype and seed funding were in place, they recruited highly awarded Mark Semon from Razorfish to serve as the Executive Creative Director and rockstar developer Ben Kimpel to lead the engineering team.

Today, PartySlate is quickly becoming the go-to resource for event inspiration, venues and top local event professionals. From weddings to galas, mitzvahs to corporate parties, PartySlate has quickly amassed hundreds of thousands of photos from event pros in 43 states and 12 countries.

Julie presenting PartySlate

Our Team

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Julie Roth Novack
CEO / Co-Founder
Julie is the CEO and Co-Founder of PartySlate. Before founding the company, Julie led the Sales & Service team at Vibes, a mobile marketing SAAS company. Prior to Vibes, Julie held a number of leadership positions at Razorfish including the GM of the agency's Chicago office and Central Region. Prior to Razorfish, she served on the executive team of Agency.com for 10 years where she ran its global sales, marketing and the P&L for North American. Outside of work, Julie enjoys spending time with her three children, serving on Lynn Sage Cancer Research board and watching reality TV.
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John Haro
CTO / Co-Founder
John is the CTO and Co-Founder of PartySlate. Prior to PartySlate, John was the Chief Technology Officer at Vibes, a mobile marketing and messaging technology company. Before Vibes, John grew iCrossing’s (Ad-Tech) product engineering and data services teams internationally up through their exit to Hearst Media. Outside of PartySlate John enjoys working on PartySlate.
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Mark Semon
Executive Creative Director
Mark is an award-winning creative director with 20 years of experience in digital advertising and marketing. Prior to PartySlate, Mark was a creative director at Razorfish where he developed creative marketing campaigns and digital strategies for some of the biggest brands in the world including Kraft Foods, Motorola, AT&T among others. Outside of PartySlate, Mark spends the bulk of his time convincing his two-year old that she needs to eat food to survive.
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Ben Kimpel
Principal Software Engineer
Ben Kimpel is an experienced software engineer and tech lead. Before PartySlate, Ben was a senior software engineer at Table XI Partners and icrossing. He enjoys puzzles and problem-solving. When he's not at his computer, he's at a different computer.
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Sarah Revitte
Director of User Experience
With more than 20 years of experience, Sarah leads all aspects of user experience strategy. Before joining PartySlate, Sarah led digital strategy, user experience and brand planning teams at some of the top advertising and digital marketing agencies including, EnergyBBDO, Edelman, Cramer Krasselt and iCrossing. She also worked at Agency.com and is excited to be working again with John, Julie and Mark. Outside of PartySlate, Sarah loves discovering new podcasts and dreaming about her next travel destination.
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Katie Kozlowski
Director of Business Development
Katie joined the PartySlate team after more than 14 years of producing large-scale events across the globe. In working with the award-winning team at Jam Productions and then with a luxury wedding firm in Chicago, Katie has planned more than 300 corporate, incentive, social and wedding events. She has a unique perspective as an industry insider and is thrilled to bridge the world between tech and the events industry through her role with PartySlate. She is crazy about cooking, entertaining and exploring new places. She believes Jane Austen in that “one cannot have too large a party (or too many friends).”
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Matt Abhay
Sr. Software Engineer
A Chicago native, Matt is an experienced software engineer. He specializes in full stack web development and dealing with Ben and John's sarcasm. He has contributed to a number of tech companies in Chicago, the most recent being Vibes Media with John and Julie. When he is not at work he is usually busy trying to get his 17 year old cat off his keyboar-;'okjkhegxhvc/.;
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Andrea Antoniou
Editor
Upon graduating from DePauw University, Andrea quickly joined the PartySlate team. With a passion for events, Andrea has spent the last year and a half learning the ins and outs of the industry and featuring top professionals across the globe. When she is not playing with her golden retriever, Andrea enjoys a glass of white wine and building her knowledge as a charcuterie connoisseur.
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Nicole Deberry
Customer Success Manager
Prior to PartySlate, Nicole spent her undergrad years studying marketing & economics and playing volleyball at Bethel University in Minnesota. She returned home to Chicago shortly after graduating to begin post-grad life in the city and with PartySlate. Outside of PartySlate, she can be found restaurant hopping with friends in search of the best dining spots in Chicago.
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Jeremy Harris
Growth Marketing Associate
Born and raised in LA, Jeremy has vast experience in music and technology. He attended the LA Recording School for recording engineering, and worked in Hollywood at Ocean Way Studios post-graduation. Before PartySlate, Jeremy ran a digital marketing agency in Florida, advising local businesses on their SEO and marketing strategies. Outside of PartySlate, Jeremy can be found playing guitar and exploring new gadgets.
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Contact Us

Have a question? Don't hesitate to contact us - we're happy to help. Email us at info@partyslate.com