Leeza McGuire hails from Chicago, worked in sales and marketing in the film industry in Los Angeles and has been a French resident since 1995. She continued her career in France by joining Button Eventures, a brand communication agency where she opened their Cannes office. Once there, Leeza also created an events division providing event management to top media clients such as Univeral Studios, Discovery Networks and Paramount Studios.
She soon expanded the business in the telecommunications and finance sectors and has organized corporate events for Amdocs, Symbian and Sandisk, UBS and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. From 2005 to 2010 she has produced the Cannes Lions Advertising Festival's Opening and Closing Galas, which is the single largest event in Cannes with over 3,000 guests attending
In the little spare time she has, Leeza loves travelling the world and is passionate about the great outdoors; land and sea. She recharges her batteries hiking on the islands in the bay of Cannes after a long day at the office.
Paula Alba, is American born and French educated in the culinary arts at the Ecole Hôtelière de Paris.
Paula brings 25 years of experience in event planning and management to our team. Her specialised expertise in the culinary arts has led to successful collaborations with corporate clients such as Wire Image and Motorola.
In addition to her commercial clients Paula's talents are often called upon to create exclusive private parties, weddings and sumptuous meals for the rich and famous from Monaco to St. Tropez. Those ringing Paula for her culinary services include Christian Audigier creator of the Ed Hardy and Von Dutch clothing brand, Joan Collins, Lenny Kravitz and 50 Cent to name a few.
In her spare time, Paula can be found conducting gastronomic tours of Provence and is writing her own cookbook about her culinary adventures in Provence.