Carmen started out as a performer and as a published song writer. His career led him from piano bars to fronting his own band (at one time or another throughout his career) to sound tech, songwriter, music producer; including celebrity talent booker. Carmen has touched nearly every part of the entertainment business in one way or another.
Over the years, he has acquired a knack for understanding the dynamics of creating the ultimate party, or as we call it “The Art of The Party”. Having personally produced, attended to, or performed for well over 1000 events, Carmen’s passion for his clients & artists remains paramount in his tireless pursuit of an even better way to produce an affair. Now, CTO as a whole has more than 8000 to its credit, and we are still counting!
From 2005-2006, Carmen proudly served as the President of the NY Metro chapter for ISES (International Special Events Society.) He first became a member of ISES in 1994 and during that time has held a variety of leadership positions in the ISES NY Metro chapter including Director, Secretary, Treasurer and President-Elect. In addition to his efforts with ISES, from 2008-2010 Carmen was on the board of IACEP (International Association of Corporate Entertainment Producers). At present, Carmen is now on the board of the Philly Pops.
Carmen is the CEO of World Entertainment Productions a.k.a. CTO ARTISTS; an entertainment production and management company that selects and manages musical artists. The mission of CTO Artists is to serve its clients, employees and subcontractors with elegance, integrity, respect and professionalism. CTO ARTISTS is dedicated to earning the trust and respect of its clients by providing perfectly matched, high-quality entertainment for their events.
Carmen's passion and energy also goes into his self created and programmed enterprise management cloud based software program called Oz. OZ is responsible for the daily operations of scheduling resources, accounts receivable & payable as well as a total sales management. Oz connects all users virtually via computer, any smart phone as well as tablets. Currently Oz manages a score of other companies spread over US. Carmen hopes one day that Oz will be the industry standard program for entertainment booking and management.
With the resources and knowledge garnered over 20 years in the business, together with his team at CTO Artists, Carmen Tomassetti continues to exceed his clients expectations.
As the director of THE WEDDING SEMINAR, Angie has assisted many brides in planning their perfect weddings. Her commitment to the bridal industry is evident from her days of planning educational bridal seminars and from hosting bridal tea parties with nationally known guest speakers. As an entertainment consultant, Angie recognizes the important role that entertainment plays at any wedding or social function, and is ready to assist her clients in choosing the right entertainment for all occasions. Angie is also a proud member of NACE (National Association of Catering Executives).
Jack Rinaldi has been providing five star entertainment production for Fortune 500 Companies for over 22 years throughout Southern Florida. He started out in 1985, originally, in coordination with Ritz Carlton Hotels in California and Florida. Jack based his operation and methods upon the very same uncompromising personal service and quality standards which personified the Ritz Carlton’s image. Over the years, he became known as the person to whom you went in search of high quality entertainment throughout the region.
Whether you are a corporate event planner, an entertainment committee chairperson, or a bride to be; Jack’s understanding of nearly every major event space on both the East & West Coasts of Southern Florida is unparalleled. He joined with CTO in 2007 and has continued to uphold the highest standards in customer service that made his reputation in the first place. If you are looking for no less than something extraordinary for that one of a kind event, you have come to the right place.