Sarah Vargo developed Maven after working at some of the nation’s top talent agencies and promotional companies. She started her career at International Creative Management (ICM) as an Assistant to a Talent Agent in Concerts. After gaining experience at ICM, she worked for boutique agencies where she was able to put her skills to test through talent buying, concert promotion and media planning.
As the Marketing Director of Le Passage, she worked closely with Rockit Ranch Productions who currently own and operate The Underground and Rockit Bar and Grill. She coordinated fashion shows, charity events, sponsorships, and created trendy concepts and ideas. Clients such as Playboy, Ford Models, Elite Models, Gen Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Scene, Chicago Social, music video editor AVIDDIVA and many others complete her A-List projects throughout her career.
Sarah was a contributor to the NBC 5 Street Team and was the Promotions Director for “24/7 Chicago,” an entertainment show on NBC. She has led regional influencer programs with Ammo Marketing and Grow Marketing, and completed two Chambord industry programs as the Chicago Brand Ambassador.
Sarah has a passion for philanthropy and a determination to help others. She is on the Board of Directors for Active Chicago, a non-profit that sponsors the extra-curricular activities for children in need. Sarah is also on the planning committee for the 20th Annual Celebrity Chef Gala benefiting Meals on Wheels. Sarah consults and supports Chicago Non-Profit and Adiango Consulting, which are organizations that promote local charities.
Recent projects with Maven include events with Emperor’s New Clothes, Chicago Social, Bravo TV reality stars and MTV’s Will from “The Real World XX: Hollywood.” One of her favorite projects is the Diva Series – an event that honors dynamic women in Media, PR, Fitness, Fashion, Beauty, Culinary Arts and much more.