About

The inside scoop on Durant Consulting, Inc. and Alex Durant.

My Story

I started Durant Consulting Inc. (DCI) in 2005 to provide full-service auction solutions for non-profit organizations. For 16 years I managed all aspects of charity auction production including solicitation for select events, bid sheets, setup & display, staffing, checkout and reporting at Galas and Golf Tournaments. 
 
In 2008, I added Sponsor Management to my services beginning with the New York City Wine & Food Festival.  Since then I have managed sponsor fulfillment and advancement at many award-winning festivals including the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Harlem EatUp, New York City Wine & Food Festival, and Life is Beautiful music festival in Downtown Las Vegas.  

With exposure to sponsorship integration at hundreds of events, I have seen countless opportunities to weave sponsors into events to increase both the revenue and guest experience.  Conversations with many event hosts made me realize that not everyone looks at the world through a sponsorship lens which led me to add Sponsorship Consulting to my services.  

I love events and the relationships I've made with my clients and sponsor contacts. There are many colleagues and sponsor brands that I work with year-over-year that have become close friends and festival family. I'm excited to work with new event partners to bring the sponsor magic to the table!
 

Fun Facts

  • Named one of BizBash Florida's "20 Under 40" Innovative Pros Making Waves in the Industry in 2006.

  • First company hired to produce and manage all of the silent and online auctions for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Increased revenues by over 30% in the first year.

  • B.S. in Dance Education from The University of Georgia. At age 22, produced a dance concert to raise money to pursue a dance career in NYC which came to fruition one year later.

  • Assisted celebrity Chef Dave Martin with Marketing efforts and Public Appearances in 2010 and edited Dave's second cookbook "Flavor Quest, Volume 2".

  • Won "National Instructor of the Year" for Baby Boot Camp in 2012.

  • Always moving- yoga, pilates, dancing, desk treadmill and of course, checking on sponsors at events.

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