Keeping Life IN[FOCUS]


Monday morning, IN[FOCUS] co-founder Julian St. Pierre passed away in his sleep.

One of our industry’s most visionary minds, Julian’s influence extends into hundreds of businesses.  He gave generously to see others succeed.

He always made others feel welcome with his gregarious personality and positive attitude.  He was truly doing what he was meant to do for his time upon this earth.

Julian was also one of the hardest workers one could meet.  On a podcast after fleeing New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, taking whatever work he and Terry could find, he proclaimed “if we can be of any help to you (the listeners), we will come and work for you.  We do NOT want a free handout.  We want to earn every penny we take.”

But with the passion he exuded for his work and in bettering others, it all pales in comparison to his love for Terry.  Above all accolades and all the “hats” he wore, his most meaningful role was that of a loving husband.

For all these examples, and for pages and pages more, he will be missed…dearly.

It has been an honor to work with him, but more of a pleasure to be his friend.

During this difficult time, we need to take care of our own, and after the funeral, we will get back to the business of IN[FOCUS].

We would love for you to contribute your stories about Julian in the comments section below.

Hug the ones you love.  Keep life IN[FOCUS],
Jones and Don

Funeral and viewing info:

Monday, Nov.16, 2009
Visitation from 10:00am-1:00pm, with the service starting at 1pm.
The burial will be immediately following at the cemetery.

Mothe Funeral Home
2100 West Bank Exp.
Harvey, LA 70058


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  • Sage

    Although I never met Julian, the positive impact that he has left on my friends and colleagues is beautifully apparent. I am very sorry for all of his loved ones and my thoughts are with them.

  • Lee Higginbottom

    Julian was one of the nicest persons I’ve ever met. Only talked with him a couple of times at Re:Frame New Orleans, but very awesome guy. Saw him in a bunch of videos and Podcasts so felt like he was a good friend. Will miss him. Condolences to Terry, Joe, and families. God bless.

  • Chris Pilie

    To loose someone so close to you is hard to understand beyond the emotions and tears. Once the clouds clear it will be easier to see all the eternal gifts that he has given the world. Things will begin to look different, smell different, and feel different. This will be his message to you. In the mean time, covet your loved ones, let them covet you, share wonderful stories, and don’t forget that we are all here for just a brief moment to experience the wonder of an inconceivable plan. With love to you and your family,

    Your friend Chris

  • Jessica & Ray Roman

    It’s not often in life when you meet a truly good person with a great heart.. Julian was one of these people and we are deeply saddened by this loss. He’s left his mark on the industry and I’m just glad I had the honor of meeting Julian before he moved on to a greater place. We miss you already Julian!!

  • Jenn Chambers

    Julian always made you feel like you were the most important person in the room. He was the nicest, warmest man w/ the best smile. This loss has very upset, and his family is in my thoughts.

  • Dennis Wood

    I first encountered Julian at NAB09, and was immediately struck by his cheer and ready smile. It was only 3 weeks ago that I spent another 3 days with Julian in New York and became convinced of his basic goodness. Julian was a fellow who exuded warmth in everything he did, a rare quality in this world of ours. This loss was felt personally not only by myself, but also the entire Cinevate team. Terry, please know that our thoughts are with you.

    Be well,
    Dennis Wood.

  • rolando hdez

    My but sense condolence, for the family of Julian St that rests peacefully

  • Tony Cucci

    I just received the news of the sudden passing of Julian St. Pierre.

    I am stunned to say the least. Last month I had the opportunity to spent some quality time with him, after picking him up at his hotel in Jersey and giving him a tour through Manhattan, on our way to LIVA.

    We spoke about many things, my love for NYC and his love for New Orleans. We spoke about our passion and love for the event business. He told me how Infocus was his way to give something back to an industry that had given him so much.

    We had plenty of laughs over the next two days, and I knew I had made a friend for life, Suddenly that life was cut short.

    Julian made the world a better place, his smile and laughter will be missed. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to get to know him even for such a brief time. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

    Tony Cucci
    NJVA Board Member

  • Matt Ebenezer

    Oh man … I just received word about Julian’s passing. So sad. I was fortunate enough to meet Julian once at NAB2009 in Vegas, and I still remember his warmth and genuine smile. Prior to meeting him, over e-mail he was warm and encouraging, and always quick with a kind word. Bless you Julian, and our thoughts and prayers are with your friends and family!

  • Angie DIngianni

    I worked with Julian and Terry at many weddings, and they are just amazing people. Julian was an inspiration to many, and he will certainly be missed.