John Paladino, CIS
Owner & Founder
From offsite event planning to managing a corporate sales team for one of the largest midwestern hotel portfolios, John has a well-rounded resume in the hotel and hospitality industry. His life long passion for hospitality and his fifteen years of experience are foundational to Milestone Meetings.
After spending several years working on the hotel side, John came to the realization that there are two types of meeting brokers, the ones who care about their clients and the one who cares about their placement fees. Unfortunately his experience taught him that the majority of brokers are more concerned about their placement fees. But not John. As proof, he created Milestone Meetings.
"We Are in the Business to Accommodate"
All our Milestone Meeting Broker's work with the promise of putting our clients first. We require a minimum of 5 years of hotel sales experience along with a hard focus on hotel operations for all our Milestone Meeting Brokers. No matter if its a corporate, association, or incentive trip, our Brokers have the expertise and resources to deliver top notch venues to our clients at competitive prices. Once we assist you with locating the ideal hotel, we will then get to demonstrate our additional value by negotiating an impressive list of concessions, aggressive group rates, and favorable contract terms. Take the first step and connect with a Milestone Meeting Broker today!
Our network of Certified Meeting Planners and experienced Convention Service Managers are assigned to accounts based on our clients requested services. To ensure that we deliver the most affordable and reputable services, Milestone Meetings has hand-picked a network of contract planners that have a wide variety of experience from executive meetings to international incentives. As with our Meeting Brokers, Milestone Meetings requires all our contract planners to have a minimum of five years experience as a convention service manager and an additional two years of outsourced meeting planning experience.
"Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance"
To top off our award winning team, Milestone Meetings prides itself on a robust network of Strategic Partners. With an estimated $5 million in auxiliary spend annually, we are leveraging our relationships and annual contributions to our Strategic Partners to help protect our client's bottom line. All our Strategic Partners have exceeded our past client's expectations and have the resources to offer their services nationwide. Just let us know what you are looking for and we can certainly find a way to deliver.
As a Strategic Partner, Chasley and her team deliver dynamic Offsite Events and Destination Management Services to the clients of Milestone Meetings. Whether you are looking for elaborate concept development or a cost effective solution for your offsite event, Chasley and her expert team pay attention to every detail . With more than 40 years of combined experience, Chasley and her team will help you think outside of the Boardroom with innovation, imagination and inspiration.
Audio Visual Services
With many live meetings pivoting to virtual settings, Milestone Meetings has developed a strong strategic partnership with Tom Koch. Tom brings over 24 years of live audio production services to the table and also has offices in 18 cities nationwide. His background in virtual meetings has allowed clients to seamlessly transition during unprecedented times. Beyond the state-of-the-art equipment and production tools, his team's modern day experience is the key to our success and allows us to service programs around the globe.