About Us

Venue Logic TeamVenueLogic is Chicago’s premier event management company, specializing in finding the ideal space for your event, whether it is a wedding, mitzvah, not for profit, corporate or social event. We have a diverse portfolio of event venues throughout the city, offering a variety of options for you to choose from. Our experienced team of professionals are here to assist you with finding the perfect venue for your event.

We also can help you with all of your event details, from catering, florals, decor, music and much more. We work with the best vendors in the area to offer our clients exceptional options for their special occasions. VenueLogic events also feature our Beverage Catering services with craft cocktails, fine spirits, wine and champagne toasts and much more.

Elevate your next event with VenueLogic. We look forward to working with you!


Our Team

Jim Boardman Jim Boardman - About Jim Boardman Jim is Founder, Managing Partner, and CEO of Venue Logic.  He is a veteran with 30 years in the event business as a chef, caterer, and multi-business owner.  He is also a lover of DIY and an avid painter/crafter with a passion in sharing new and noteworthy information on all things ‘events’.
Kate Gueorguieva - Venue Logic Kate Gueorguieva - About Kate Gueorguieva Kate Gueorguieva is a Partner and specializes in Operations and our Beverage Program. Because of her prior experience in the food operations industry, she applies best practices for her clients.  Eager to share her talents, her warmth and sense of style is apparent in the events she produces AND her love of […]
Gretchen McGinn Gretchen McGinn - About Gretchen McGinn Gretchen McGinn is our Sales Director.  She is our expert in relationship and partnership development and ensures that client’s dreams become a reality. With her prior corporate background in the U.S. and Europe, she has honed her skills as a professional connector.  Building on that, she has launched McGinn Premier Services, planning […]
Astra Gamsjaeger - VenueLogic Astra Gamsjaeger - About Astra Gamsjaeger As Marketing Director, Astra has been instrumental in moving Venue Logic’s presence as one of the premier venue search, management and consulting companies in Chicago. Using her previous corporate experience in relationship marketing for clients such as United Airlines, First Card Bank (Chase), and Ameritech (AT&T), she has drawn on those skills […]
Andrew Nyland Andrew Nyland - Andrew got his start in accounting at Disney Studios in Burbank, working on “Pirates of the Caribbean 2 and 3”.  He ended up filling various roles in the film and television industry, taking him from Los Angeles to Washington DC and New York City, where he would one day wake up to find himself enrolled […]
Marc Kuchenbeker Marc Kuchenbeker - Marc knows the importance of catering when it comes to planning weddings and events. He graduated from the Illinois Institute of Art and began his career as the Chef de Cuisine for Taste America Catering where he worked for 7 years. As the former Executive Chef for The Tasting Room, Marc has been in the […]
Bri Thomas - Venue Logic Bri Thomas - As Venue Logic’s Sales Assistant, Bri uses her excellent communication and organizational skills to ensure day to day business such as venue site visits, client contract forms, and customer relationship management are executed seamlessly. Her public relations and event production background give her the foresight to plan ahead and be prepared for any and everything. […]

Advisory Board

Mike Winfrey Mike Winfrey - Mike has 30+ years experience in consulting for supply chains and healthcare operations.  In addition, Mike has participated in 5 start-ups and brings his analytic expertise to the Venue Logic board.  With 2 daughters in college and one in high school, he is eventually going to experience the reality of wedding planning so working with […]
Gary Radville Gary Radville - Gary is Co-Founder of Lively Custom Water Bottle, which combines his passions for the environment, art and fitness. He recently competed in his first Chicago Triathlon. He also is a CPA and MBA and a veteran with 30 years on the operations and finance sides of the food and beverage businesses as COO and CFO.
Perry Fotopoulos Perry Fotopoulos - Perry Fotopoulos has always had one foot in the wine business and the other in event production. Voted “Retail Wine Consultant of the Year” at the Midwest International Wine Exposition and certified as sommelier by the Master Court of Sommeliers in 1993. His midnight booze cruises were infamous, but eventually banned from Lake Michigan. He built “one of […]