By David Drake
Alan and I were partners in media 12 years ago, and he runs the Media Sales at VictoriaGlobal.co today. He has received Louis Vuitton champagne Moet Hennessy to sponsor one of the first events in 2004.
When Alan arrived, there was no kitchen table which I had nonchalantly told him it was going to come up in a couple of hours. He was livid and mad that he had spent money for an event without a kitchen table. Within two hours though, a brand new gigantic symbols kitchen table for 20 people was delivered, and he had an amazing event with tons of celebrities. For instance, Eli Herschel Wallach, who played “the ugly” in the movie The Good, the Bad and the Ugly was there, as well as Andrea Martin, “Aunt Voula”, in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. It was a beautiful night and that’s how we first met, 14 years ago.
Alan’s company Re-Invention TV, made a TV show on The Life of Manfred Gans. The show is about a German Jew who fought for Great Britain against the Nazi’s, and saved his parents from where they were being held captives in 1945.
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David Drake is the Chairman of LDJ Capital, a multi-family office; Victoria Partners, a 300 family office network; LDJ Real Estate Group and Drake Hospitality Group; and The Soho Loft Media Group with divisions Victoria Global Communications,Times Impact Publications, and The Soho Loft Conferences. Reach him directly at David@LDJCapital.com.