Tim – Founder & CEO, CMP, CSEP

Tim Altbaum, CMP brings 19 years of event experience to Vario Productions.  Beginning as a Disc Jockey he learned very early that commanding attention and respect from your audience is key to successfully executing any event. The same holds true to running a specialty Event Production company whose primary focus is taking a client’s vision and making it come to life.

He holds a coveted Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) designation through the Events Industry Council as well as a Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) from the International Live Events Association (ILEA). He has been a board member on the San Diego Chapter of NACE, an active member of MPI, and affiliated with ILEAWIPA, ABC and other professional organizations, and served as a chair member with the San Diego Chapter of MPI

In the wedding industry Tim was nationally recognized by The Knot Magazine as a Best of Weddings Pick. His weddings have been chosen for articles in the prestigious Modern Bride Magazine, San Diego Style WeddingsCeremony MagazineExquisite WeddingsThe San Diego Union Tribune, and The Knot Southern California. Wedding clients include newscaster Phil Blauer, San Diego radio personalities Hilary of FM 94.9, DJ Robin Roth of 91x, and Clint of Rock 105.3 FM. Sports celebrities such as NFL player Matt Wilhelm, LPGA star Tina Mickelson, and Phil Mickelson’s caddy Jim MacKay have also utilized Tim as their wedding DJ/emcee.

He co-starred on an episode in season one of the WB Network’s Veronica Mars, was the DJ for an episode of the CW Network’s Hitched or Ditched reality series, and records radio commercials for Coin Mart Jewelry; rated Best Locally Owned Jewelry Store by the San Diego Union Tribune Reader’s Poll.

Tim gives back to the community by being a regular donor to Mama’s Kitchen, as well as providing services at their annual charity fundraiser Mama’s Day. In giving back to the arts he was an Executive Level Sponsor of Broadway San Diego, was a Big Brother to a local San Diego teenager, as well as an active participant of PAWS, performing at their annual fundraisers for many years. He has also joined forces with NFL star Shaun Phillips to support the local chapter of After School All Stars. He teamed with REVOweddings, an auction site where all vendors donate their products and services for engaged couples to bid on, often securing them for much less than retail. He is also very active in the LLS community, providing goods, services, and time for their cause. 

In addition to the hundreds of companies he works with on a regular basis, his services have been utilized by Fortune 500 companies Cisco, Clear Channel Communications, Qualcomm and First American, as well as Lockheed Martin and Citigroup; both Fortune 50 companies!

With Tim at the helm of Vario Productions the company continues to be a dominant force in the special event industry, in Southern California and beyond.

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