About Us

Vario is a world-class production management company producing hundreds of events every year across the United States and internationally

We deliver innovative and personalized event production solutions that create memorable experiences by offering in-person, virtual, and hybrid event strategy, creative services, and production management, all while utilizing cutting-edge technology.

Our History

Passion and Purpose

From 1998 through 2015, two event producers served the San Diego area, becoming the go-to entertainment company for everything from Social, Wedding, and Association to production providers in the Restaurant, Corporate, and Festival environment.

After years of expansion throughout the greater Southern California area, and taking on large National and International events together, the co-founders, Tim Altbaum and Eric Mueller decided it was time to launch Vario in 2015, a full-scale event production company, headquartered in San Diego, with a global reach.

World map showing Vario events and teams.

Our Reach

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Serving Nationwide – Headquartered in San Diego with employees spread out across the country and an extended team internationally, Vario is always close to home. We learned early on how important it is to be close to all of our clients, so we are continuing to expand our reach.

With this reach, we have been able to serve our clients in all of the largest cities in the US, plus a few international countries, like Mexico. Plus, with our proprietary virtual meeting platform, we can produce events anywhere in the world.

Where will you take us next?

Tenets
Our Culture:
Innovation
We offer high-end audiovisual solutions that revolutionize company meetings and conferences.
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Tenets
Our Culture:
Trust
We create a stress-free experience by collaborating both internally and externally to become an extension of your team.
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Tenets
Our Culture:
Solution-Driven
We offer customizable solutions and adapt to each client's situation.
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Tenets
Our Culture:
Dedicated/Reliable
We do everything we can to make our client’s events a success through effective communication at each step of the process.
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Tenets
Our Culture:
Personable
We make things fun. No ego. Just real people.
Tenets

Our Founders

Bios

Tim Albaum, CEO, CMP, CSEP, HMCC, CMM

Tim is a successful business leader, award-winning special event producer, and technology expert, with a reputation for spearheading groundbreaking event production management. He has over 20 years of experience growing his business from the ground up while leading a team of experts that aim to create memorable event experiences. He has a Master’s Degree in Network Security, a Bachelor’s Degree in Neuroscience from the University of California San Diego, and holds several designations such as a CSEP, CMP, HMCC, and CMM. 

As the CEO of Vario, his goals include bringing new and innovative experiences to meetings and events. He achieves this by combining new ideas and years of experience with cutting-edge technology to include Hybrid/Virtual Platform, Experiential Marketing, Projection-Mapping, Holograms, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR), and Artificial Intelligence (AI). He is actively involved in the community and has served as a board member of NACE and MPI, and was awarded Community Leader of the Year by MPI.
Eric Mueller, President Eric has over 2 decades of experience in the event industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business – Marketing Management from Virginia Tech. From an early age, Eric has developed his catering and event experience while working alongside his parent’s company in Washington, DC. Throughout his career, he has also had the opportunity to be exposed to events like the Super Bowl and Republican/Democratic National Conventions which inspired him to pursue his own path and follow his passion into the production side of the industry.
Eric’s successful business ventures in the event industry have given him a keen eye for creating memorable events while providing hands-on event production expertise and personal care to all clients, large and small. His ability to see the big picture while also mastering the fine details has helped him to strategically plan and coordinate events ranging from high-profile galas, corporate conferences, nonprofit fundraisers, complex trade shows, festivals, and grand opening celebrations to name a few.  As the President of Vario, Eric strives to have a cohesive, well-oiled machine as the backbone of this organization, while continually growing the company in a family-filled, socially conscious, and inclusive environment that creates a welcoming feeling at every touchpoint, helping make Vario successful today and in the years to come.

Meet Our Team

Fun. Personable. Experienced.

Our diverse team consists of certified industry professionals, production engineers, event experts, and thought leaders who believe that a collaborative and transparent partnership with good communication and clear roles and processes is essential to work effectively and efficiently. We aim to stay on schedule, keep within the budget, and create a personalized experience for our clients so they can achieve their vision and goals.
Innovative
Trust
Solution-Driven
Dedicated
Personable
Innovative
Trust
Solution-Driven
Dedicated
Personable
Innovative
Trust
Solution-Driven
Dedicated
Personable
Innovative
Trust
Solution-Driven
Dedicated
Personable
Innovative
Trust
Solution-Driven
Dedicated
Personable
Innovative
Trust
Solution-Driven
Dedicated
Personable
Innovative

We are always looking for Passionate Innovators

We are always looking for great talent to join our team and help us deliver integrated event production solutions resulting in memorable experiences. Our team consists of diverse experts in the event industry who offer innovative solutions with authentic and personable care. We have created a space for diversity and inclusion, collaboration, and creativity to thrive.

Partner
With Vario

Let's explore the possibility of partnering with Vario Productions for your next event.
We would love to answer your questions through email, phone, or a scheduled discovery consultation.

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