Sep 06, 2017, 06:00 ET
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Led by CEO Martin Sumichrast and supported by the kathy ireland® Worldwide (kiWW®) team, Level Brands, Inc., an innovative marketing and licensing company that provides bold, unconventional and socially responsible branding for leading businesses, announced today that Encore Endeavor One (EE1), its corporate brand management unit, will represent world-leading designer, author, wedding and party planning expert, TV personality, David Tutera. The agreement with EE1 includes strategic advisory services, brand management, global product licensing, and licensing-related entertainment ventures of David Tutera, a widely acknowledged wedding and entertainment artistic visionary and trendsetter. EE1, a subsidiary of Level Brands, Inc., was co-founded by Kathy Ireland® and Nic Mendoza and is led in marketing and creative by Stephen Roseberry, President of EE1 and President and Chief Marketing Officer of kathy ireland® Worldwide, and supported by the kiWW team, including kiWW’s Global Creative Director, Jon Carrasco, under the an advisory agreement between Level Brands, Inc. and kiWW.
This latest corporate announcement follows Level Brands’ recent news of its intention to launch an initial public offering using Regulation A of the Securities Act of 1933 (which was amended by the JOBS Act and is now popularly known as “Regulation A+”). Level Brands will be the first company with a nationally recognized woman Chairman Emeritus to launch a Regulation A+ IPO with an intent to list on a national securities exchange.
“I’ve known David for a long time, and am honored that we are friends,” says Kathy Ireland®, Level Brands’ Chairman Emeritus and Chief Brand Strategist. “I always believed that David and our team would, one day, have the opportunity to collaborate and when Level Brands was launched, David was one of the first people we wanted to join the Level Brands’ team. We believe, the David Tutera brand has limitless opportunities. It is a great pleasure to work with Joey Toth, Chief Operating Officer for the David Tutera brand. Joey is passionate and beyond dedicated to the advancement of the DT brand. Our teams work together seamlessly, and Joey is a great contributor. Everyone at Level Brands and kathy ireland® Worldwide is absolutely delighted that David is now a very special part of the Level Brands and kathy ireland® Worldwide families. David Tutera is the maestro of marvelous! David’s genius is inspirational. Fashion. Weddings. Books. Broadcasting. Magnificent events, and more are all-powerful elements in the Tutera brand. David’s unique ability and talent, brings brilliance and beauty to people and spaces. More importantly, David is one of the kindest people, who is committed to using his gifts to better the world. His work with the Alzheimer’s Association, Prevent Cancer Foundation and Make-A-Wish Foundation align with Level Brands’ and kathy ireland® Worldwide’s Millennium Development Goals which improve the human condition. We Teach. Inspire. Empower. Make Our World Better. David is a powerful advocate, who shares and contributes greatly, to that vision. We are truly excited to welcome David into our Level Brands’ family.”
“From the moment I met Kathy Ireland® I knew immediately there was something important we would do together. I am honored and excited about what lies ahead as this strategic partnership between the David Tutera brand and EE1 and the kathy ireland® Worldwide team begins. Kathy is a brilliant, successful woman, but more importantly a person of dignity and kindness which is what the David Tutera brand stands for. I am eager to work hard allowing the DT Brand to expand as I continue to develop and provide a lifestyle that inspires everyone to ‘Celebrate their lives Every Day!’ Inspiration, solutions, creativity and value is what I strive for always,” says David Tutera. He adds, “I share the following – ‘I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them.’ ― Elizabeth Taylor”
Adds Joey Toth, COO of David Tutera’s company, Dada Media Inc., “I like to make people smile; I believe in the good, I believe that ‘business’ is responsible for creating good for its consumers. Today our new alignment with EE1 and the kiWW® team will allow for us to embark on a new journey of inspiration, creativity, and possibility which will exceed our consumers’ and partners’ expectations.”
“All of us are thrilled to welcome the incomparable talent and unmatched style of David Tutera to the EE1 portfolio. The David Tutera brand is synonymous with an imaginative, artistic flair that is at once inspired and inspiring, and singularly his own. David’s and Joey’s commitment to excellence extends to the tiniest of details for the world’s most extravagant and unparalleled experiences – from fashion runways to weddings, best-selling books and media events – every memory is as spectacular as the lifestyle setting that David Tutera creates for the world. His celebrity weddings and entertainment events are legendary…. celebrations to remember, and his inspired view that everyone should ‘Celebrate their lives Every Day!’ is one that we are most excited to propel into the marketplace,” said Stephen Roseberry and Jon Carrasco.
“It is very exciting to welcome the extraordinary design, wedding, event, media and entertainment expert, David Tutera, to our expanding EE1 brand management portfolio. Our team looks forward to develop and manage licensing programs that will further expand their reach,” says Martin Sumichrast, President and CEO of Level Brands.
Individuals interested in learning more about Level Brands’ Regulation A+ investment opportunity and registering an indication of interest are invited to visit: http://banq.co/listings/lb.
About Level Brands, Inc.
Level Brands creates bold, unconventional and socially responsible branding for leading businesses, with a focus on corporate brand management and consumer products marketing art, beauty, fashion, health & wellness, travel and entertainment. Licensed brand marketing is at the core of the Level Brands’ businesses: Ireland Men One, or I’M1, for millennial men and the women who love them; Encore Endeavor One, or EE1, corporate brand management and producer of experiential entertainment events and products across multiple platforms; Beauty & Pin-Ups, Level Brands’ hair care and disruptive women’s products brand. For more information, please visit: http://LevelBrands.com.
About David Tutera
Leading Wedding & Entertaining Expert, David Tutera is hailed as an artistic visionary whose ability, uniquely creative talents and outstanding reputation have made him a tremendous success in the lifestyle arena. Tutera has created a name for himself by taking his passion for designing spectacular events and transforming it into a lifestyle. He continuously exceeds the expected with an unmatched level of inspiration, imagination and innovation to create the latest trends in entertaining.
Tutera’s grandfather, a successful florist, first noticed his grandson’s artistic ability at an early age and encouraged David to pursue his destiny. At age 19, with the sound advice of his grandfather and only one client, David opened his own event planning business. Today, David Tutera presides over an award winning company built from experience, dedication and Tutera’s natural talent for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. His name has become synonymous with style, elegance, creativity and vision.
Honored by Life & Style Magazine as “Best Celebrity Wedding Planner,” David’s impressive client list includes Jewel, Star Jones’ wedding, Real Housewife Taylor Armstrong’s wedding, Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul’s wedding, NY Giants Antonio Pierce’s wedding, Shannen Doherty’s wedding and events for Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Brandy and Ray J, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Lil’ Kim, the Official Post Grammy Parties in New York City, Elton John, Barbara Walters, the Rolling Stones, Nancy Regan, Prince Charles, The White House, private events for the Vice President, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, Susan Lucci, The John F. Kennedy Center, as well as countless film premieres and celebrity parties for royalty, politicians and socialites. Tutera has also designed events for several charities including the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Association, DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids) and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
David has made guest appearances on Today, Extra!, Good Morning America, The View, CNN, The Rachael Ray Show, The Talk, Steve Harvey, Wendy Williams and many more. In addition People, USA Today, In Touch, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, In Style, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Bridal Guide and Town & Country have all featured his work. Tutera has also made special television appearances in the popular daytime soap, The Young & the Restless and TV Land’s The Exes.
David Tutera lives in Los Angeles with his husband Joey, daughter Cielo and their rescue dog Lucy.
The offering will be made only by means of an offering circular. An offering statement on Form 1-A relating to these securities has not yet been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
No money or other consideration is being solicited at this time with respect to such an offering, and if sent in response to these materials for such an offering, it will not be accepted. No securities may be sold, and no offer to buy securities can be accepted and no part of the purchase price can be received for an offering under Regulation A+ until an offering statement is qualified by the Securities and Exchange Commission, and any such offer may be withdrawn or revoked, without obligation or commitment of any kind, at any time before notice of its acceptance given after the qualification date. An indication of interest made by a prospective investor in a Regulation A+ offering is non-binding and involves no obligation or commitment of any kind.
SOURCE Level Brands, Inc.