Streamline Event Agency Names Derek Schaaf to CFO Post
Schaaf joins Franklin-based live event and tech company with more than 25 years of experience
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (June 27, 2022) – Streamline Event Agency, the nation’s leading live event company, announced today that Derek Schaaf, former CFO of Ackroo, has joined Streamline as its new chief financial officer.
A native Canadian, Schaaf comes to Streamline from Toronto with a breadth of financial executive experience in the music and entertainment, technology, resort and hospitality, and manufacturing industries. With experience spanning over 25 years, Schaaf has served as chief financial offer and chief operational officer for both public and private companies working to complete acquisitions, structure equity raises and grow overall business.
“Streamline is undergoing a major transformation both internally and externally,” said Justin Zebell, chief executive officer and president of Streamline. “We are very excited to welcome Derek who brings experience in both finance and the music and entertainment industry to Streamline. Derek is well-versed in our world and has the skills needed to help our company continue to evolve and expand.”
“I’m humbly honored and excited to join a company that has found generous success in both live and virtual events,” said Schaaf. “Streamline is more than an event agency; it’s a company that is focused on creating experiences that have a lasting impact. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to serve Streamline, our team members, and most importantly, our clients and their audiences.”
Schaaf is also the founder of an e-ticketing technology startup that services touring artists and events. Having spent almost 20 years in the music industry and being part owner of the largest independent music sales and marketing company in Canada, Schaaf is passionate about the music, entertainment and events industries and its profound universal influence.
About Streamline Event Agency and JoinIn
Streamline Event Agency, the nation’s leading live event agency, delivers passionate creative, memorable events and unique experiences that have a lasting impact on audiences. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, Streamline Event Agency is a true creative and production partner skilled in making client concepts become reality through inspired content, brand activation and complete event design. Streamline and its sister company, JoinIn,have successfully produced national and global in person, virtual and hybrid events for corporate, healthcare and nonprofit organizations with audiences in over 150 countries ranging from 1,000 to 50,000 people. With a team of innovative producers and designers, Streamline has the expertise and resources to deliver high-quality, experiential events and meetings – whether in person, virtual or anything in between.