Launched in San Francisco, CA in 2002, Elevation Media has been developing, producing and implementing socially conscious business programs, transformational media projects and live events for over a decade. From our home base in the Bay Area, the Elevation team has produced 100s of projects throughout west coast, nationally and internationally. Elevation is guided and directed by Founder and President Sean Ahearn. Sean has over 25 years of Executive Management and Production experience in both the corporate and non-profit / social enterprise fields. Over the course of his distinguished career Sean has directed and managed hundreds of successful projects on multiple continents. Projects have included the production of large scale festivals, expos and conferences, to international concert tours, regional events and fundraisers. Sean has also directed the reorganization and development of several high level executive management and business development programs for both corporate and non-profit organizations.
Elevation’s core services include:
- Business Development & Project Management
- Event Production, Logistics and Operations
- Sponsorship & Fundraising Development & Management
- Financial Planning, Management, Budgeting and Accounting
- Talent Programming & Curation
- Marketing & PR
Elevation’s clientele includes internationally recognized companies, organizations and talent that span the areas of sustainable business, music, art, entertainment and educational sectors. We utilize the power of music, art, education and celebration to achieve the goal of creating sustainable business ventures that serve the triple bottom line people, planet and profits. Sean and his associated companies have managed and produced a variety of business development programs, from international concert tours, corporate development projects and non-profit fundraising events.
Current clients include: The Playing For Change Foundation, EarthDay SF, Celerity Global Development, Krishna Das, Deva Premal. Recent projects include; The UN Rio+ 20 Summit Brazil, Earthdance Global, Bhakti Fest, The Optimist Magazine, The Green Festivals and The World Council Of Elders. Sean also served as Business Development & Program Director for Harmony Festival, Inc. (2003-2011) producers of of the nationally renowned Harmony Festival in Sonoma County, CA.
Sean is also very active in fundraising and sponsorship development and has secured strategic funding & sponsorships from a variety of corporate and foundation sources including: Toyota, Microsoft, Nintendo, Whole Foods Markets, Mercedes Benz, Chevrolet, Organic Valley, Verizon Wireless, Cliff Bar, Comcast, Wells Fargo Bank, Sierra Nevada Brewery, The Verizon Foundation and Grace Trust,
Sean has also worked with a distinguished list of cultural luminaries including members of The Rolling Stones, The Police, Cream, Black Sabbath, Supertramp, as well as cultural luminaries like HH The Dalai Lama and musician & social activists Damian Marley, Michael Franti, Joan Baez, Shiva Rea and Ariana Huffington.
Sean is also an in demand key note speaker, MC and creative consultant, having participated in various global conferences and workshops including: The International Music & Film Festival Conference (Las Vegas), The Global Sound Conference (Los Angeles), Leaders Causing Leaders (Los Angeles), The Oregon Country Faire, Burning Man (Nevada), The Global Summit (San Francisco) and and The Lonely Planet Publications “Passport To The World Tour (NYC-Chicago-SFO).