Aaron Del Mar – Founder & CEO

Aaron Del Mar founded ASM back in 2008. As President, Aaron oversees all aspects of the company. Graduating from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in Public Management, Aaron has become a true entrepreneur and currently owns and manages multiple companies. He currently resides in Palatine, IL, with his six children.

Bryan Ganek – Chief Operating Officer

Bryan has 7+ years of experience in the event management industry. After starting his career at ASM as an Event Director, Bryan entered the non-profit world and worked as the Road Race Services and Volunteer Manager for the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA). While working at CARA he was able to work alongside many of the industry professionals and gained the knowledge and growth needed to come back and lead the ASM team.

Bryan attended Concordia University Chicago, where he studied Communications, with an emphasis in Advertising & Marketing and played on the Men’s Basketball Team.

Bryan currently resides in Arlington Heights, IL with his wife, Jaycie, and enjoys golfing, playing basketball and stressing over the Cubs, Blackhawks and Bears.

Heather Frayn – Event Director

Heather Frayn joined ASM in 2010 as an Event Director. She attended the University of Missouri where she received a degree in Journalism. With her background in sports journalism, she brings a strong devotion and knowledge of sports to ASM events. She resides in Chicago, IL where she lives by Wrigley Field and spends her free time cheering on the Cubs!

Matt Paradise – Operations Manager

Matt joined ASM in March of 2014 bringing his 10+ years of experience in warehouse management and vendor relations. Matt’s leadership skills and attention to detail make him a key player of the ASM team. He currently resides in Lake in the Hills, IL with his beautiful wife Gretchen.

Danielle Snare – Communications & Social Media Manager

Danielle was a key player in helping get ASM off the ground back in 2008. After a short time away she rejoined the team in 2010 as an Event Director and now currently oversees ASM’s Communication & Social Media. Being an avid runner herself, Danielle brings personal experience as well as the love of running to ASM events.

Danielle graduated from Trinity International University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. When Danielle isn’t working on ASM projects, she enjoys time with her husband and being a mommy to her three beautiful children.