Oleskey and Ainsberg developed the concept for SHO+CO based on their long and successful history working with talent and brands, combined with expert negotiation practices and strategic client direction. With dual headquarters in both New York and Los Angeles, this highly-specialized boutique agency is focused on celebrity and influencer initiatives including product placement and red carpet dressing, licensing and collaboration deals, and casting and booking talent for advertising campaigns, ambassadorships, magazines, digital content and global events.

Executive Profiles


Allison OleskeyAllison, Co-Founder

Oleskey began her career at renowned entertainment firm, BWR Public Relations, working for co-founder, Nanci Ryder on a multitude of talent accounts, including Reese Witherspoon, Katie Holmes and Renee Zellweger. She was later hired by Talent Manager and Producer, Jason Weinberg of Untitled Entertainment, to manage the PR for his A-list… more

Oleskey began her career at renowned entertainment firm, BWR Public Relations, working for co-founder, Nanci Ryder on a multitude of talent accounts, including Reese Witherspoon, Katie Holmes and Renee Zellweger. She was later hired by Talent Manager and Producer, Jason Weinberg of Untitled Entertainment, to manage the PR for his A-list clientele. After 3 years in the entertainment sector, she transitioned to editorial in 1997 when she joined Detour Magazine as the Director of PR and Special Projects Editor. In this role, she secured and edited and on occasion, wrote celebrity covers and features. Oleskey decided to leave Detour and the west coast when she was hired as the Special Projects Director at Harper’s Bazaar magazine, responsible for booking the magazine’s celebrity covers and features for over three years under both Kate Betts and Glenda Bailey. While at Harper’s Bazaar, Oleskey cast virtually every A-list female actress in the business from Julia Roberts and Halle Berry to Gwyneth Paltrow. After 3 years, Allison became a Partner at the newly launched Starworks Group, where she created the Editorial Bookings Department, and launched their Los Angeles office. In this role, Oleskey cast and secured celebrity covers and features for over twelve magazines per year, including: Harper’s Bazaar, Lucky, Best Life, V Life, Wonderland, Teen Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue, German Vogue, V and VMan Magazines, Another Magazine, Life, Delta Sky and California’s C Magazine. In 2011, she partnered with Sharon Ainsberg to create SHO+CO where she oversees SHO West Coast Office.

ChelsaChelsa, Partner and Chief Strategy Officer

Chelsa began her career at Starworks Group in 2007, working across several divisions of the agency. She helped develop the Events & Personal Appearances Division by booking celebrities and fully executing events for companies such as Tommy Hilfiger, the CFDA, Christie’s Auction House, Vanity Fair, and Banana Republic. Chelsa also worked in the… more

Chelsa began her career at Starworks Group in 2007, working across several divisions of the agency. She helped develop the Events & Personal Appearances Division by booking celebrities and fully executing events for companies such as Tommy Hilfiger, the CFDA, Christie’s Auction House, Vanity Fair, and Banana Republic. Chelsa also worked in the Celebrity/VIP Services Division with a wide range of clients including ASOS.com, Jack Spade, and BCBG Max Azria. While working with the Editorial Division, Chelsa secured celebrities for covers and inside features for approximately 12 magazines such as Delta SKY, Lucky, V and VMAN, and C Magazine. In 2011, Chelsa was recruited to Sunshine Sachs where she oversaw the Celebrity Integration Division. In this role, she advised several non-profit and large consumer brands how to strategically use celebrities and influencers to help engage the consumer. Chelsa collaborated with Microsoft Bing, Facebook, American Red Cross, DoSomething.org, eBay, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, amongst several others, and helped raise millions of dollars for organizations. In addition, Chelsa worked on some of the largest events in entertainment—from The Bing Bar at Sundance to World Humanitarian Day where she helped build a social media reach of 1 Billion people in just one day. Chelsa returned to work with Starworks Group’s Co-Founders Sharon Ainsberg and Allison Oleskey at SHO+CO in early 2013. As VP of Client Services, Chelsa leverages her strong industry relationships and creative approach to help increase brand awareness for their clients. Chelsa is based out of the New York City office.

Sharon AnisbergSharon, Co-Founder

Ainsberg’s career began in the music business working with award-winning composer, Philip Glass, and his record label, Point Music (PolyGram). During her seven years with Glass, Ainsberg worked on recordings with the likes of artists ranging from David Bowie and The Rolling Stones to Blue Man Group and Iggy Pop, as well as working on all of Glass’… more

Ainsberg’s career began in the music business working with award-winning composer, Philip Glass, and his record label, Point Music (PolyGram). During her seven years with Glass, Ainsberg worked on recordings with the likes of artists ranging from David Bowie and The Rolling Stones to Blue Man Group and Iggy Pop, as well as working on all of Glass’ personal projects for albums, stage and film productions. After leaving Point Music, Ainsberg went on to become a talent manager, working with veteran music manager Louis Levin, who has managed everyone from AC/DC and Michael Bolton to Michael Jackson. When Sharon’s obvious fashion obsession became too great to ignore, she merged her two great loves of music and fashion by co-founding the Music and Entertainment Division at Ford Models, representing celebrity musicians and actors for fashion and beauty collaborations and overall image consulting. It was during her tenure at Ford where she signed Jessica Simpson and subsequently secured Simpson’s first brand endorsement deal at just 18 years old with Redken hair care. Ainsberg then went on to join Starworks Group, where she was a partner in the agency. During her nearly eight years with the communications agency, Ainsberg launched the VIP Services Division, eventually growing the department to represent over 30 fashion designers worldwide. Ainsberg also oversaw many of the casting and licensing projects for the company and its clients. Ainsberg has cast and negotiated celebrity-brand endorsements for global advertisers such as: David Yurman, Montblanc, Miu Miu, Kate Spade, H&M, Vera Wang Fragrances, Jones New York, John Varvatos, Krug, Banana Republic, Nautica, and Max Mara amongst others.