Mike Ostendorf and Tom Acomb

Tom Acomb and Mike Ostendorf founded AOA in 2009 after working together for many years at Walt Disney Imagineering. The firm has helped shape as numerous award-winning themed entertainment projects around the world.

Providing immersive experience design, production, procurement management and full-service project management, AOA has few direct competitors. Its themed entertainment and hospitality credits include The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, Coca-Cola Store at Disney Springs, Baha Mar resort in the Bahamas and the upcoming Qiddiya Wahat city in Saudi Arabia.

“Mike and Tom embrace innovation and new ideas,” says one colleague. “They created a company that is built on trust, authenticity and transparency. This has kept AOA ahead of the curve in this ever-changing world.”

The Florida firm was recently recognised or the third time in the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America. For the past six years, it has also been named as one of the Orlando Business Journal’s Best Places to Work.