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Heather Vantress

Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), Inc.
Chief Operating Officer
Heather Vantress is the COO of Orange County, California based Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc. (SGE; www.SGEWorldWide.com), one of the world's premier music festival production companies. SGE events currently include 37 music and lifestyle festivals with artist and/or brand curation partners across a variety of genres and interests. 2019 should see SGE sell between 1.75 and 2.25 million tickets throughout North America. While at SGE, Heather developed the craft beer and music niche festival concept, launching Ye Scallywag!, Driftwood Country Festival, BeerX, Cali Uncorked, Sabroso, and Punk In Drublic. She produced the Adult Swim Festival and was the co-producer of the Oddball Comedy Festival and Driftwood Country Festival, and is also the festival project manager for Ohana Festival, Knotfest, IDentity, and many more. SGE has imagined and produced over 50 music, entertainment and lifestyle festivals, events, and brands since 2004 – spanning genres from hard rock touring mainstay Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival to the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival to award-winning EDM fest Lost Lands. SGE’s artist-curated festivals and festival tours include Knotfest (Slipknot), MUSINK (Travis Barker), Sabroso (The Offspring), and more. SGE also produces Ohana Festival for Live Nation and Eddie Vedder. SGE has sold over 10 million tickets since the company’s inception. Heather joined SGE at its inception in 2008, after working for Fat Wreck Chords, MySpace Japan, and for the Vans Warped Tour. She grew up in Oregon and graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Japanese.