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Courtney Zinerman

Courtney Zinerman

Office and Events Manager

My favorite part about planning events is seeing the happiness and excitement through the eyes of my clients. I caught the event bug when I was still in high school as an intern at the Tribeca Film Festival. At seventeen, it was a thrill to work for the legendary Robert De Niro and be responsible for ushering around the industry’s biggest stars throughout the event. A year later, I transitioned to work as a freelance Hospitality Coordinator and Production Assistant at Dalzell Production. I handled high-end events throughout the Tri-State area including live concerts, film festivals, conferences and massive parties. I’ve managed everything from extensive, intricate hospitality riders and maintained flawless room setups and decor.

One of the most transformative roles I’ve had in my career is working as a Senior Event Coordinator for Weill Cornell Medicine. Working for the college I was exposed to incredible philanthropy and the generous, passionate donors. Our events team was tasked with delivering high-quality, memorable experiences that would raise money for the school and inspire and wow its donors.

As a native New Yorker I am thrilled to join First Round Capital team in the New York office. I bring a special brand of event management and I am truly excited to work with a team of individuals who value and appreciate client services and are hell-bent on cutting-edge innovation. Outside of work, I’m either packing my suitcase to visit somewhere new or sharing my carefully-curated itineraries with friends and family — my favorite destinations (so far) have been India, Greece and Australia.