Colette Lee Productions


Jonathan Retzkin

VP, Colette Lee Inc.

Jonathan is Colette Lee Inc.’s creative director and a key player in ensuring that all events are orchestrated to perfection and are as memorable as the staff that creates them.

In addition to conventional event planning Jonathan also boasts marketing, PR and décor design experience. He proudly has donated his time and energy to help organize and facilitate large-scale events/fundraisers/fashion-shows including Olya Mimkho’s show which was featured at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NYC. Despite demanding meeting schedules, site checks, dress rehearsals and more Jonathan’s initiative, passion, ability to multitask and charisma shine through and he’s notorious for keeping morale high on any worksite.

Having honed his skills through a variety of event production work, he began his career even before graduating from the University of New Haven for hotel and restaurant management. After only short period of time working in an established hotel’s restaurant, he was promoted to catering manager, which ultimately started his career in the special events industry.

Jonathan went on to work for a special events firm where he fine-tuned his skills and was responsible for coordinating and facilitating events ranging from backyard garden parties to large scale public events, where he learned all regulations to acquire the necessary permits needed in NYS to erect and maintain various tents in a myriad of styles.

He now continues to expand his special events portfolio, and will help take Colette Lee Inc. to new levels.