We are connectors, first and foremost.  We create events that bring together the right audience for the right powerful message.  So we're sticklers, (in the nicest way) for defining impact goals and making sure every element adds value.

We are full service and high touch, managing from big picture down to the smallest particulars for large foundations, Fortune 1000 companies or high net-worth individual clients. We are especially adept at – and thrilled by – events that unite bottom line and social impact. And happily, we find these are most effective as well.

Caspian is located in Los Angeles, with staff in San Francisco, Sydney, London and around the U.S. We work both domestically and internationally.


We consider Caspian to be a strategic partner. They are top-notch professionals whose social enterprise focus helps us create a world class event.

Susan Phillips
Vice President, Omidyar Network


CEO + President

Heather Mason

Heather founded Caspian in 2005, intent on bringing strategic discipline to white-glove event creation. Her expertise in the innovation and social good business space have led to successful projects for the Skoll Foundation, Oxford University, Rockefeller Foundation, Kew Foundation and Harper Collins/Vanity Fair, among many others. Prior to launching Caspian, she managed events for Charles Schwab, producing conferences across the country.  

Heather is on the board of CORO Northern California, Social Media Week LA and Los Angeles Advisors in Philanthropy. She is a member of MPI and SPIN.  

A frequent speaker, she was the featured keynote at the Western Regional MPI Conference in Las Vegas, spoke at the Global Women’s Leadership Summit and presented at the HSMAI conference in Anaheim.  She has been featured in Collaborate and Successful Meetings magazines.  Her Caspian 10 Essentials have been taught internationally and domestically as the new standard in event methodology.  




Erin Lacey
Senior Project Manager

Alison Parry
Business Development &
Projects Manager


Project Managers


Kara Borelli
Project Manager

Louise Wo
Project Manager


Catherine Glenn
Project Manager

Chenoa Sloss
Project Manager

Kate Howmann
Project Manager

Shelley Taniguchi
Project Manager

Megan Mondavi
Project Manager

Craig Whyte
Project Manager