Ray Steinman, producer/production director/Ultra Music Festival,
UMF Worldwide, has been producing and promoting festivals and special events since 1985, and has earned a reputation as one of top producers in his field. He is also CEO of the Bralco Group, a consulting, promotion, and production firm that specializes in producing major events, festivals, and integrated marketing programs. Steinman started his professional career with US Concepts, an entertainment marketing division of Saatchi and Saatchi Advertising Worldwide, where he was responsible for executing various nationally sponsored entertainment programs.
He left in 1991 to join Cellar Door Concerts, one of the largest concert promoters in the US. Steinman produced thousands of concerts and special events with every artist imaginable from the Rolling Stones to Metallica, from Lollapalooza to Ozzfest, and also oversaw the final construction and operations of the Coral Sky Amphitheatre, a 20,000 seat amphitheatre located in West Palm Beach, FL.
Steinman then joined Clear Channel Communications Worldwide as vice president of Clear Results Marketing, a division he started with the vision of creating, managing, and executing various non-traditional revenue projects utilizing the various assets in the Clear Channel network with each project integrating the many cross-platform opportunities that exist in the company. Steinman created a platform where sponsorship opportunities were created from live events that allowed clients such as Anheuser-Busch, Diageo, Altria, and BMW to reach targeted consumers.