We are doubling down on Denver. The Rocky Mountain office is a major hub for our mid-American business, steadily growing since the space opened in 2018. And as the workload expands, so does our footprint. In the past year, we have added seven employees to the office’s lineup, and just this month, we moved principal Jim Niesel out west to help lead the Colorado cohort.
“Denver is a vibrant, exciting city and a rising force in the west,” said Jim. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to lead our team there.”
Jim has spent thirteen years with Theatre Projects as a project manager, theatre equipment designer, and AV designer. In addition to programming and planning theatre buildings, Jim coordinates the project management team and serves as a mentor for members of our staff. Jim will work as a senior leader in Denver, learning from the office and their experience over the past four years, while supporting the direction of the increasingly busy branch.
When asked about Jim’s move to Denver, general manager Daniel Ordower offered, “Jim is a rockstar and the obvious choice to lead the Denver office as principal during this period of rapid growth in the Rockies. He tirelessly serves our clients while leading and mentoring our team. His dedication is unrivaled, and with him at the helm in Denver, we are poised for an exciting period of expansion.”
Denver and the Rocky Mountain region have proven to be a strong match for Theatre Projects. The location opening marked our fifth international office (today there are six), and it connects us to local talent, a diverse set of partners, and new clients interested in a consultant that understands not only the industry at large, but also the nuances of their region and how venues best operate there. And as we grow our commitment to strategic planning, management and operational consulting, AV consulting, and engagement with a wider variety of arts, culture, and entertainment spaces, Denver is central to that effort.
“For the past 15 years, Colorado’s venue and hospitality community has been the place I proudly call home,” said head of strategic planning Gena Buhler. “Our Denver base allows us to engage, research, and connect locally, day-to-day, with the venues, managers, audiences, and artists that make this Rocky Mountain region so special.”
Denver is also a city that knows entertainment. A home to dozens of venues of all shapes and sizes, Denver opens its doors to diverse, multi-disciplinary performances, events, and community gatherings year after year. This, coupled with outstanding industry talent and a community-centric mindset, has made Colorado an ideal place for us to grow new roots.
Some of the communities we are already working with in Colorado:
▸ Aspen School District
▸ Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
▸ City of Aspen, Wheeler Opera House
▸ City of Aurora
▸ City of Denver, Arts and Venues
▸ Colorado Mesa University
▸ Colorado Springs City Auditorium
▸ East West Resorts
▸ Fox Arts Center
▸ The Little Nell Hotel Group
▸ Sunset Music Colosseum
▸ Tabor Opera House
▸ University of Colorado Boulder
▸ University of Denver
▸ Wonderbound Ballet
(Aspen photo via Balcony Garden Web.)