"Rehan embodies the spirit of furthering peace and making a positive impact in the world"
John McKenna, Executive Director
Playing For Change Foundation
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR, EXPERIENCE PRODUCER, PUBLIC SPEAKER
Rehan is a social entrepreneur and seasoned corporate executive with 15+ years of experience. He has consistently used innovative live experiences, unexpected partnerships, and next-generation digital media to create groundbreaking and immersive community experiences that drive measurable growth and impact in cities across the country.
He is the founder of several social companies including: Emerge Impact + Music, A Beautiful Perspective, and Life is Beautiful. While in business school, Rehan co-founded Project Pyramid (now the Turner Family Center for Social Ventures) in partnership with Vanderbilt University.
Rehan was named one of "BizBash's Top 500 People in Events" in 2018, one of "Vegas Magazine's Men of the Moment" in 2018, and was the recipient of "Playing for Change's imPAX Prize".
He has given talks at festivals, conferences, universities and corporate retreats for thousands including special talks at Vanderbilt University, Zappos, University of Nevada Las Vegas, XLIVE, Boys and Girls Club, and PopSugar's Upfronts.
He speaks on topics including social entrepreneurship, resilience when working through social issues, the creative process, community and urban development, and 15+ years of innovating in the live experience industry.
Rehan lives in New York City with his wife Jessica Moore (a news anchor with CBS New York) and beautiful baby boy Nico. Their family is rounded out by their three dogs Charlie, Winnie and Albi.
ACCOLADES & PRESS MENTIONS
2016 Pollstar's Festival of the Year, Life is Beautiful
2014 Vegas Inc's Top 40 Under 40
2013 Vegas Seven's Cover of Magazine
PAST WORK & PROJECTS
STORIES, ARTICLES AND PODCASTS
Rehan founded Emerge Impact + Music in 2017. The two-day festival is a first-of-its-kind event that amplifies emerging perspectives from a breakout musicians, speakers, and artists. Emerge is the place to discover the talent that is shaping our future style, attitudes and perspectives.
The original program format for Emerge brings musicians, artists and speakers together on the same stages, all presenting and performing on shared topics of interest. From Women's Rights to Climate Change, Mental Health and beyond, Emerge digs into the issues that matter most, as heard from the voices that represent the future.
Rehan founded Life is Beautiful in 2012 in Downtown Las Vegas. A first-of-it's-kind lifestyle festival, Life is Beautiful was designed to bring together musicians, culinary stars, street artists, charities, and speakers together to create conversations around the personal issues people were struggling with in any given day.
Life is Beautiful was named "Music Festival of the Year" by Pollstar and was nominated for "Music Festival of the Year" by Billboard Live.