BEAUTIFUL, EXCLUSIVE, LUXURIOUS, BRILLIANT, ASTOUNDING, UNEXPECTED, INCREDIBLE, REMARKABLE, IMPRESSIVE, INIMITABLE, EFFORTLESS DESIGN

REMARKABLE DESIGN

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REMARKABLE DESIGN

Our designs are both striking and sophisticated. Ovando is a dazzling celebration of form, function and design. Our passion and creativity is exemplified in each of our extraordinary environments with our bold and effortless ability to transform. When you enter a room, you know it’s Ovando.

LASTING RELATIONSHIPS

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LASTING RELATIONSHIPS

Long-lasting and loyal customer relationships don’t just happen. They take time, precision, consistency, and the highest level of caring and commitment to create an unforgettable experience. Our team does whatever it takes to deliver excellence every time.

DEDICATED SERVICE

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DEDICATED SERVICE

With an esteem of integrity, our team is dedicated to providing exemplary customer service and will work around the clock to reach beyond the bounds of your expectations and imagination. Our relationships are built on trust, reliability and honest communication; we ask the right questions and we listen.

INDUSTRY LEADER

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INDUSTRY LEADER

Ovando has been a leader in the Floral and Event Design industry for over a decade with a successful growth rate entirely because of our commitment to consistency of performance, passion for design and constant innovation.

QUALITY

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QUALITY

We are committed to using materials of only one quality: THE HIGHEST. Therefore we take the actions and measures necessary to source the finest products and to ensure continual improvement of quality while satisfying economic, ethical and environmental criteria.

CULTURE

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CULTURE

We are an innovative and visionary team that is both proud and humble of the work we create. We have confidence in each other’s capabilities and can rely on each other. We enjoy the entire collaborative creative process as much as the end experience.

WHO WE ARE

Ovando is a creative studio that combines the sensibilities of visual art with the multi-media disciplines of floral, event decor, visual merchandising and stage craft. Ovando embodies this creative process through site-specific installations offering beautiful solutions for a range of projects for a high-end clientele. Our strong culture, unique design aesthetic and unsurpassed customer service is the cornerstone of our success.

Celebrated for their ability to transform events from the ordinary to the extraordinary, Ovando is one of NY’s premiere event design companies. Ovando’s creative leadership, under Founder and Creative Director, Sandra de Ovando together with our vast network of industry contacts is proud to offer production solutions from the ground up. A true believer in the collaborative method, Ovando’s talented and dedicated team is committed to excellence throughout the entire process.

OUR SUPPORT TEAM

Ovando has blossomed into one of New York’s most sought after design companies in the industry and asserted itself in the Manhattan elite community. Ovando has built a talented, full service team. Our people lead and deliver projects with energy and accountability. We’re flexible and responsive, adapting our approach to meet the needs of individual assignments. We stay close to our clients, partnering with them, to create and deliver as one team.

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Fabiana Scott
Director of Operations

Fabiana_ScottBorn in Curitiba, Brazil, Fabiana spent most of her life traveling and visiting places such as Jardin Botanico e Rua das Flores where she first  developed a true passion for flowers. After moving to New York City at 18, she received her Business degree at Baruch College while also participating in several business management programs to grow her career. Her first position within the field was with the prestigious Preston Bailey, where she learned all the facets of the Event industry. Gaining the knowledge and experience needed, Fabiana eventually opened her own event company where she had the opportunity to garner her own client base and practice her craft of design. She’s been a seasoned Floral & Event designer for the last 15 years, working with over 35 major world-class event designers and traveling the world doing large scale events. Fabiana joined Ovando in early 2012 where she quickly  grew to the position of Director of Operations. Highly experienced in managing teams and overseeing all aspects of the business, Fabiana is responsible for the growth of the company, keeping profitability at a high, while coaching and mentoring both the sales and production departments respectively. Besides flowers, she also has a passion for business strategies and overcoming any challenges.

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Fabiana Scott
Director of Operations

Monique Cahn
Retail Manager

Monique Cahn is the General Manager of Ovando’s boutiques in Manhattan. She is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of both locations and store teams. Monique constantly focuses on delivering the best quality and design, perfectly and on time, and creating beautiful moments for long-time clients and those walking by the stores for the first time, drawn in by the breathtaking displays in the windows. An extremely hands-on manager, Monique will go out of the way to deliver above and beyond service; there are times she’s jumped behind the wheel of Ovando’s delivery truck, driven out to the Hamptons, and traveled by foot, bicycle or train in NY city to ensure that her clients get their deliveries on time.

Prior to working at Ovando, Monique spent several years as store manager of high volume retail stores for lululemon athletica in both Boston and New York City (Union Square), focused on providing excellent customer service and building loyal customer base and excitement around the brand​.

Monique is passionate about landscape design and is studying at the NY Botanical Garden. She is excited to bring the creativity and skill she has for event and floral design to larger scale landscapes. She is also an avid bicyclist and enjoys traversing the streets of Brooklyn and NY. Originally from Boston, MA, Monique now considers herself a New Yorker after spending over 7 years catering to the city’s elite.

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Monique Cahn
Retail Manager

Bryan Robert Hamacs
Director of Events

Bryan Hamecs is the Director of Events and Special Projects at Ovando. Together with Sandra de Ovando, he is the creative driving force behind Ovando and the stunning events and environments they create. Constantly pushing the limits of floral design and honing his own personal style, Bryan is one of the foremost designers in the city, often notarized for his large scale botanical installations.

Prior to joining Ovando in 2013, Bryan was the Creative Director at Felt etc, a progressive alternative to the conventional standards of floral design and event production. Known for his use of a universal, visual language inherent in all forms of the human experience, Felt etc. allowed Bryan to merge his experience working in New York’s top floral studios , including Takashimaya, Floralia Decorators and Utowa Floral Gallery in the production of contemporary art, industrial design and fashion. Thanks to the hybrid nature of Felt etc. Bryan was able to explore and bring to fruition experiential three-dimensional installations together with a collaborative team of diverse multi-disciplinary artists. Heralded for his work with NY’s fashion elite as well as for his large scale botanical installations, Bryan is constantly enthralled by the endless possibilities that can be created for site-specific projects. Bryan has honed and developed a style that is directly related to one’s surroundings, and he draws inspiration from the dialogue that has been developed between himself personally and each of the materials and techniques that he employs. A true artist, Bryan’s strong belief is that all of the elements that he uses in Ovando’s work, objects that are crafted or bought, are all equal in value. Flowers, furniture, office and packing supplies, raw building materials, fine paper, dried botanical items, paintings, video, slides and photographs; it is all beautiful. This broad appreciation for our surroundings inspires his abstract approach. It is his conviction that from the process of working within certain parameters that are placed on Ovando by our clients or by nature (e.g. space, budget, a specified color, physical laws, the ephemeral nature of botanical materials), that the form of Ovando’s work is born. It is Bryan’s hope that in working in this manner, each piece Ovando makes will be entirely specific to its corresponding set of variables – just as a moment in time is specific to its corresponding set of variables. By echoing nature in this way, it is Bryan’s hope (and Ovando’s) to highlight the equal importance and beauty found in every aspect of our world.

Born just outside NYC in Northern New Jersey, his informative years were spent growing up in London where he developed his deep appreciation for the arts and culture. At the University of Southern California, he received a degree in Visual Anthropology. Living in NYC, London and Los Angeles typifies Bryan’s intellectual sensibility of art, design, fashion and appreciation for cultures. Versatile and thoughtful, Hamecs uses his unique sense of understanding and dedicates the Ovando’s services to composing avant garde, breathtaking and original solutions for his wide range of clientele.

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Bryan Robert Hamacs
Director of Events

Carolina Escobar
Accounting Manager

Carolina Escobar, Ovando’s Accounting Manager, has been with the company since 2008. Over the past 6 years, Carolina has been instrumental in shaping and defining the financial and human resources policies of one of NY’s premiere event production and floral companies. She has been witness to the vast growth of the company whose staff has grown 180% since she began. Carolina is responsible for corporate finances, reporting and tax matters. She assists the President of the company with all financial aspects of budgeting, managing cash flow, and company outlook; ensuring that year over year the company continues to grow and exceed projections. She has facilitated the growth of Ovando from one luxury boutique in the west village to include another boutique on Madison Avenue in NY’s upper East Side as well as large scale production studio in downtown Manhattan and storage facility in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Carolina is a Fordham University graduate. She has been working in accounting since 1998 and has experience with a wide variety of industries that have led her to this very unique and highly regarded event and floral design company.

A true New Yorker (being originally from Brooklyn), Carolina has always been surrounded by melting pot of cultures and nationalities. She enjoys being able to assimilate and learn from each experience. Ovando allows her to be surrounded by a variety of dynamic and artistic personalities who each day create transformational experiences for their clients.

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Carolina Escobar
Accounting Manager

Ami McCartt
Director of Accounts

Ami McCartt, Director of Accounts, is responsible for overseeing Ovando’s Account Management Department. Ami Joined Ovando in 2010 as a Sales Assistant and has since grown with the company and has been instrumental in the development of the Account Management department. The department of three manages the accounts of roughly 200 clients. This includes all new event inquiries, communication with the client and production team and resolving any issues that may occur. Ensuring the high quality and design of the Ovando product, and providing exemplary service to Ovando’s valued clients is Ami’s number one priority.

During her first week at Ovando, Ami worked on-site at the 2010 US Open in Flushing, New York. Every year since for two weeks every summer, Ami and her team of Designers and Production Assistants set up a flower studio on-site at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and provide the beautiful floral arrangements for Corporate Suite holders, USTA Hospitality and the winning players.

In 2007, Ami graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management from Boston University. Prior to joining Ovando in 2010, she gained experience working at a Destination Management Company based in San Francisco, CA. With her extensive experience in the many different areas of the Hospitality Industry, Ami has vastly attributed to the excellent customer service that Ovando is known for today.

Originally from Northern California, Ami misses the natural beauty of the California coastline, but also enjoys exploring the many neighborhoods, restaurants and shops in NYC and Brooklyn. As a child, against her mother’s wishes, Ami used to spend the money she earned buying her mother flowers at the local flower shop, so it is no surprise to Ami or her family that she has pleasantly found herself at Ovando.

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Ami McCartt
Director of Accounts

Michael Collins
Director of Design

Michael Collins is Ovando’s Design Director. An inspirational design leader with multifaceted international experience, Michael has been with Ovando for over 6 years. A fashion innovator with the ability to think strategically, Michael is tasked with creating innovative seasonal and signature collections that attract attention and ignite curiosity in a city that is filled with extraordinary talent. Regularly collaborating with Ovando’s events and marketing team, Michael brings over 12 years of experience as an event producer/designer and leads a team of over 10 designers. Based in New York and Washington, DC, Michael feeds off of the fast pace, creativity and energy each city provides. He has conceptualized and created event environments for major fashion houses, celebrities, major Fortune 500 corporations, high profile clients and feature films. Michael spent two years at the White House working hand in hand with the Chief Floral Designer, helping to curate looks for important presidential events. Working together with his team of designers, Michael’s artistic vision coupled with his inspiration and love for the theater and the dramatic, creates great works of living art each and every day.

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Michael Collins
Director of Design

MADISON BOUTIQUE
19 East 65th Street
(between Madison and 5th Avenue)
New York, NY 10065
212.988.2600

CHRISTOPHER BOUTIQUE
91 Christopher Street
(between Bleecker and 7th Avenue)
New York, NY 10014
212.924.7873

PRODUCTION STUDIO
90 Maiden Lane Floor 4
212.924.7848
New York, NY 10038

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