The Motor City New Year’s Eve celebration was conceived with the vision of the 2 founders and is produced by Motor City NYE L.L.C., and their event production and marketing partners:
Jerrid Mooney is a Michigan native and when after serving six years with the United States Navy, relocated from California to make Detroit his home along with his wife. Jerrid is a PMP and ITIL certified information technologist servicing several fortune 500 companies globally. Simultaneously, Jerrid feeds his passion for entrepreneurship having funded several Detroit area start-ups and along with his business partner Tony Piraino, co-founded Motor City NYE in 2010. In addition to the Drop, Jerrid has recently founded a real estate investment company which is committed to providing quality properties for families looking to relocate to Detroit.
Jerrid supports the Detroit Opera House, the Detroit Institute of Arts and admits… he’s a Detroit Lions fan.
Tony Piraino, a married father of two and a former automotive engineer turned entrepreneur, has been involved within the community for over a decade. He has been a business owner in the city of Detroit for the past 9 years, including his current venture, the Firebird Tavern, a new American tavern located on Monroe St. in Greektown. Tony also co-founded Motor City NYE and has chaired BravoBravo!