"As SVP/Publisher of Esquire for 8 years and current SVP/Publisher of ELLE for 2 years, I have had the opportunity to work with many best of class strategic partners and talented individuals-- Tory Brucato is one such person.
While at Esquire we developed a franchise known as the Esquire House. It served as a fund-raising venue for numerous leading charities. I had the pleasure of working with Tory in her leadership capacity at Autism Speaks, one of the charities Esquire teamed with.
Our shared event featured an exciting private performance by the mega-band Red Hot Chili Peppers and included several high profile Hollywood actors as hosts for the evening, including Joe Mantegna. It was one of our most successful fund-raisers....and much of this due to the enormous efforts, leadership, and great professionalism that Tory brings to all endeavors.
Tory was instrumental in both helping to secure the top talent, but also working closely with them so they played an active role in contributing to the event's success. They embraced Tory's knowledgeable hands-on approach and this brought another dimension to the evening and the experience for our VIP guest list of 500.
In her senior role with Autism Speaks, Tory served as the key liaison with Esquire and my management team. There are numerous details that must be properly managed to host a successful VIP fund-raiser that includes the caliber of talent we featured.... and Tory did a masterful job of overseeing all of those elements. Moreover, her enthusiasm and overall can-do demeanor, made what can often be tough task management for a major event, a seamless and enjoyable experience for me and the Esquire team.
Tory takes great pride in her work and understands the importance of high-level execution for the brands and partners she works with. That passion fuels her and the many people she engages with. It was my great pleasure to work with Tory.... and I hope I have the opportunity to do so again in the future."
Kevin C. O'Malley, Former SVP/Publisher, Esquire. Current SVP Publisher, ELLE
“Tory is a consummate professional. Over the years, we collaborated with Tory on at least three events to benefit Autism Speaks. The success of those events was the result of the hard work of many people but Tory skillfully pointed us in a common direction for maximum impact – in this case Autism Speaks. She is a pleasure to work with.”
Pete Abitante, Vice President, National Football League
EVENT PROJECT REVIEWS
“Tory is incredibly professional and extremely well positioned for her craft, which is making
client’s event dreams come true.
Tory is extremely detail oriented and an advocate for the client, which is why she handles many projects for our company.
She has helped us plan small dinners for 12 and has planned huge productions that last several days and climax with a large location party that has acrobats, photographers, singers, comedians, magicians, double decker buses, extreme decor and elegant settings for hundreds of people. Anything you can image, Tory can bring it to life.
I thoroughly enjoy working with Tory and always know that my crazy ideas or simple requests will be transformed into something that will exceed my expectations.
I would encourage you to use her talents and energy to plan your next event, no matter how small or large!”
Effie Samios, CEO/COO, Istros Media Corp.
"Tory was a delight to work with at the Bruce Museum! She was always conscientious, had a great understanding of the details and nuances of Special Events... and made it all fun in the process! Any event run by Tory is bound to be a great success!"
Liz Wooster, Director of Development, Bruce Museum