Why Planning Diva? We give you ALL

the tools you need for successful events.

CEO Jenny Howard-Maxwell of Planning Diva

Meet The Founders

CEO Jenny Howard-Maxwell of Planning Diva

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Jenny Howard-Maxwell, owner of Occasionally

Fabulous Events in Denver, CO has spent the majority

of her career in the marketing industry. Her MBA in

marketing with focus on corporate branding led her to

designing marketing events across the globe. She fell in

love with the event planning process over a decade ago

and has planned a wide variety of events from wine

tours, to private events with Grammy award winning

artists…you name it and she has planned it. All without

the help of Planning Diva, software, until now!

I wanted to build software that my colleagues find truly useful. It's such a fun industry, why bog it down with multiple bulky programs? Let's make event planning streamlined and communication seamless!

-JENNY HOWARD-MAXWELL, CEO

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

When Josh Walker isn't cranking out music on his guitar,

he is writing hours and hours of code for Planning Diva.

He has an impressive 20 plus years in the technology

industry. After 6 years in the U.S. Air Force, he studied

electrical and computer engineering. Like Jenny, he is a

serial entrepreneur, starting many businesses over the

years but is convinced that this software solution is the

key to helping the event industry.

CTO Josh Walker of Planning Diva

OUR STORY

Jenny hit upon the concept of the Planning Diva Software in 2022. She was frustrated that there was not an all-in-one software for event planning. The lack of centralized communication became especially aggravating when working with clients and sometimes 20-plus vendors on a single event. Sifting through hundreds of text messages, social media DM's, and emails to find answers to simple questions was cumbersome... it needed to be streamlined. Waiting on flattened, uneditable pdf's from venues for layout was getting old as well. She knew the need for something better was imperative, and she wanted to be on the forefront of creating it for the industry she so loves and adores.

Planning Diva's goal is to offer an all-in-one software solution for the busy event planner, whether they are planning weddings, corporate, or social events. Not just solving the organization and communication problems, we also want to create a solution to the lack of beautiful, realistic layout design. Visually seeing room designs will help answer more questions and close more deals.

The key to planning a successful event is organization. With this all-in-one visual software solution, every event planner is sure to feel like a diva.

In 2019 years before the inception of Planning Diva, Jenny met Josh in a snowstorm and helped him tow his brand new Jaguar. Funny enough, she needed a car for her 007 themed party the following night. Match made in heaven 3 years before the magic started!

MARKETING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Creative Director Cat Neill

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Catherine Neill

Director of Operations Carlo Stuart

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Carlo Stuart

Director Sales Support Melissa Urban

DIRECTOR, SALES SUPPORT

Melissa Urban

ENGINEERING TEAM

Sr Software Engineer Nikolai Annekoff

SR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Nikolai Annekoff

Sr Software Engineer Anh Cao

SR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Anh Cao

Software Engineer Greg Lawrence

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Greg Lawrence

Software Engineer Quinn Bush

SOFTWARE ENGINEER INTERN

Quinn Bush