Thinkwell Design & Production, leaders in the development of experience-based entertainment for destination resorts, theme parks, sports teams, corporations, and museums worldwide, is proud to announce the addition of Jeff Rosen to its talented roster of employees.
In his role as Director of New Business Development for Thinkwell, Rosen will be responsible for running the daily operations of the department while Vice President Kelly Ryner focuses her attention on strategic growth. Rosen’s position comes with immense responsibility, managing and broadening the department charged with delivering Thinkwell’s diverse design and production services to new and emerging markets.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Jeff join our team, ” said Kelly Ryner, Vice President of New Business Development for Thinkwell. “His vast experience in proposal development, client relations, and contract negotiation, coupled with his prior experience specific to our industry, makes him a unique asset.”
A 20-year veteran of the entertainment industry, with 10 years of experience in themed entertainment, Rosen was most recently the director of project development for brand experiences at BRC Imagination Arts for 10 years. he is also well known to his peers as a frequent contributor to industry publications. Rosen’s résumé includes high-profile projects such as Universal Studios Japan’s Animation Celebration and Universal Studios Japan’s Motion Picture Magic with Steven Spielberg. In his former position at BRC, Rosen helped secure the commission for the design of Battle Stations 21 for the U.S. Navy.
“As Thinkwell continues to grow and thrive, we are expanding our team with people who can duplicate the company’s success in the U.S. and abroad, ” explained Cliff Warner, CEO of Thinkwell Design & Production. “Thinkwell is admired for its creativity, but also for its excellent client service, and Jeff has a wealth of experience in this area, working particularly well with clients in Europe. That’s just one of the things that made him the right fit for the position.”
” I’ve had the chance to watch Thinkwell develop from a new, fledgling design company to a world leader in the design and productionworld. Over the years, I’ve had many opportunities to work with Thinkwell employees on a number of different projects. I’ve come to know this company and these people—and now I’m glad to be one of them, ” said Jeff Rosen. “I enjoy the entertainment business and the crazy, creative, lovable people in it. Entertainment creators are great to be around, and I look forward to continuing my work in this world as a member of the dedicated, innovative Thinkwell team.”
Rosen’s addition to the Thinkwell team is part of the company’s ongoing growth and expansion. That growth, along with more than 60 project-based team members recently brought on board, ensures Thinkwell’s status as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. “Thinkwell is still changing and growing, ” said Rosen. “As Director of New Business Development, I’m honored to have been entrusted with helping to guide that growth toward a bigger, brighter future.”
Thinkwell Design & Production specializes in the turnkey design and production of experience-based attractions, exhibits, live shows and environments. Its many projects, scattered around the globe from Florida to Dubai, have won popular and critical acclaim in addition to industry awards. Thinkwell’s clientele is comprised of theme parks, museums, professional sports teams, Fortune 500 companies and destination resorts including Harrah’s, MGM, Nike, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Universal Studios, MasterCard, Sesame Workshop and others. Headquartered in Burbank, Calif., Thinkwell also has a European production and sales office in Barcelona, Spain.