Office opening reception for Ayima in SoHo, NYC

David Burgess

After what has been a tumultuous 12 months for Ayima, we capped it off in celebrating the opening of our new, flagship offices in SoHo with a grand reception. Not wishing to let the event pass by with a whimper, guests were treated a first-rate spread and cocktails, carefully crafted by our very own Mixologist.

The event offered a chance to thank Clients, suppliers, friends and colleagues for all of the hard work in developing Ayima’s operation in Manhattan. In setting up the operation from scratch, you really do learn fast and we’ve been very lucky to have been supported by some brilliant people and companies.

Members of the Ayima team from across the globe joined us for reception too. Mike Jacobson our MD and Global Head of Search Carl Hendy joined from London, Mark Tempest flew in from Vancouver, as did Tony, Brandon & Ryan from Raleigh.

We’ve come a long way in such a short space of time from a single booth in a shared workspace in TriBeCa to our gleaming,1500 sq ft space in the bustling heart of one of New York’s most vibrant districts. It was fantastic that so many people could attend to join us to share in the spoils.

Thanks everyone for making it such a memorable evening.

Photography courtesy of Gerri Hernandez.

Part of the decor of our flagship space

Part of the decor of our flagship space

 

Our guests were treated to a fabulous buffet

Our guests were treated to a fabulous buffet

 

Ayima open in SoHo

In preparation for the opening reception

 

Mike entertaining guests

Mike entertaining guests

 

Our Mixologist was hand-crafting some fantastic cocktails for guests

Our Mixologist was hand-crafting some fantastic cocktails for guests

 

Lauren and our latest SEO Consultant in New York, David Sosnowski

Lauren Kager and our latest SEO Consultant in New York, David Sosnowski. Welcome on board David!

 

The old school iPod

The old school, first gen iPod Photo

 

The Ayima team together

The fabulous Ayima team together

 

Ryan, Brandon & Tony joined from North Carolina

Ryan Huser, Brandon Millard & Tony Spencer joined from North Carolina

 

The cocktails were very well received

The cocktails flowed during the evening

 

Brandon, Carl and Mark

Brandon, Carl and Mark

 

It was a pleasure to welcome the Nazareth Housing team

Michael Callaghan, James Saracini & Kate McGowan from the amazing Nazareth Housing team

 

Two of our amazing lawyers. Ceri Koski of Laura Devine & Jason Kleinman of Withers Bergman

Two of our superb lawyers. Ceri Koski of Laura Devine & Jason Kleinman of Withers Bergman

 

Louise and Francesca from the United Nations in New York.

Francesca Jannotti Pecci & Louise Dann from the United Nations in New York.

 

Mike and Dave share a joke

Mike and Dave share a joke

 

The team, working away before the reception

The team, busily working away before the reception

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