“Find people of promise, and enable them to become.”
– Major General Ronald O. Harrison
At EventPrep, we help people realize their dreams.
EventPrep was founded by successful hospitality entrepreneurs Paul Trapp and Steve Davis. Together, they have more than 50 years of combined event planning, management and entrepreneurial experience. Both military veterans, Paul and Steve spent a large part of their shared careers in event management, serving clients in both the private and government sectors. Today, they are focused on expanding the EventPrep model by helping associates grow their business and ensure our clients have an amazing event experience.
EventPrep provides the tools, training and support for entrepreneurs to own a work-from-anywhere business.
Our mission is to unlock entrepreneurial potential by helping our associates achieve personal freedom and financial independence. It’s our business to help you start and grow your business.
Honest, transparent, accountable and fair
We’re invested in our franchisee’s success through supportive management and personal coaching
Leadership is always available, approachable, and responsive; we embrace open dialogue with our franchisees
We create and protect an entrepreneurial culture infused with resources and opportunity
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Paul serves as EventPrep’s Chief Executive Officer providing corporate vision, infrastructure, and caring leadership for all EventPrep staff and Associates. Paul embraces a servant leadership philosophy, understanding that he cannot achieve success until those around him are successful first.
Paul joined the hospitality industry in 2006 when he co-founded Federal Conference, Inc. with his business partner, Steve Davis. Federal Conference experienced explosive success, securing the #2 spot on the 2013 Inc 500 List of fastest growing privately held companies with 49M in pre-tax revenues and subsequently being named the Best Places to Work in 2014 by Meeting and Conventions Magazine. After a decade of industry success with Federal Conference, Paul and Steve had a vision of growing their brand and expertise by adding multiple geographically dispersed associates, helping them experience similar success in their hometown. Leveraging their proven systems and processes, proprietary technology platforms, industry relationships and corporate spend, Paul and Steve launched EventPrep in 2016. As an emerging brand, EventPrep is enjoying moderate growth with 12 locations currently in operation in 11 states.
Paul dedicates his time growing the EventPrep brand, with focus on unit level economics, and helping EventPrep Associates produce amazing events for our clients in the corporate, government and association markets.
Paul is a retired Army senior leader and earned his undergraduate degree from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. He currently lives in Central Florida with his wife Kimberly and is the proud father of three adult children. He is also a bestselling co-author of Prep for Success: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Achieving Dreams.
– Robert Louis Stevenson
Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer
Steve is a retired military leader with over 25 years in the United States Army Reserves. Steve oversees operations, staffing, and training, ensuring that all associates are prepared to launch their business successfully.
Steve’s follow-on endeavor is that of co-founder and COO of EventPrep, Inc. He is an accomplished, results-oriented multi-state operations director, with proven abilities in conference development, implementation, management, and conference design. Steve has experience in numerous state-wide conference implementation start-ups (e.g. conferences, workshops, training events, and third-party site selection).
Steve motivates others toward achieving corporate, operational, and strategic goals through example and application of solid management principles. Steve is committed to ensuring superior customer service and public relations while assisting the further growth of the corporation. He provides direction and guidance company-wide, underscoring the need to meet corporate philosophy, company goals, and objectives, both short-term and long-term. Steve is a best-selling co-author of Prep for Success: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Achieving Your Dreams.
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity”
– Seneca, Roman Philosopher
Executive Vice President, Finance
Jessica is a finance and accounting executive that offers over ten years of government contracting and accounting experience. Her daily responsibilities include supervising the finance and accounting staff; establishing and implementing corporate policy; establishing and maintaining relationships with vendors and financial institutions; preparing and analyzing financial statements; managing general ledger posting (to include accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, and payroll); and overseeing financial review and tax preparation.
“It sounds extraordinary, but it’s a fact that balance sheets can make fascinating reading.”
– Mary Archer
Let’s do this
It’s easier than ever to become an EventPrep Associate. We help change people’s lives.
Are you ready?