Garron Rodgers

Garron is currently working in the themed entertainment industry as a Marketing & Development Associate for Thinkwell Group where he amplifies outbound business development efforts, serves as global marketing asset manager, and executes multiple projects ranging from print and digital publications, launching new company verticals, and orchestrating Thinkwell’s presence at industry conventions. Garron graduated from Chapman University with a double major: B.A. in Entertainment Technology and a B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing. 
Experience
THINKWELL GROUP (April 2018 - Current)
DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING ASSOCIATE (March 2019 - Current)
- Amplifies outbound business development efforts and works closely with the CEO and CCO to build new business opportunities
- Serves as global marketing asset manager and distributes hundreds of pages of materials across the company's five global offices, tailoring each marketing asset to the office's unique cultural and language needs
- Furthered Thinkwell's reach into adjacent industries and serves as part of the core team launching the new Thinkwell Health vertical
- Executes multiple projects ranging from print and digital publications, and orchestrating Thinkwell’s presence at industry conventions.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE, JR. (April 2018 - March 2019)
- Supported the Business Development Director and Owners during various stages of project proposal development.
- Led development and production of new business proposals and presentations under the direction of Business Development Director.
- Supported client presentations and nurturing of client relationships
- Developed and continually strived to improve the process of prospecting and qualifying potential new business.
- Worked with the project teams to identify opportunities for organic growth within ongoing projects.
- Supported the department by writing and updating marketing materials including keynote presentations, website content, and pitch letters.
- Assisted in market analysis, research, benchmarking, and department planning
- Representation of Thinkwell Group at “industry” functions and conventions.

TECHNICAL SHOW SUPPORT INTERN  |  Cirque du Soleil (May 2016 - Aug. 2016)
- Facilitated new archival processes and software to organize thousands of technical drawings
- Coordinated with IHQ and trained technicians in using new workflow processes and software 
- Supported warehouse operations, inventory, and organization after the closing of a show
- Developed detailed user guides and streamlined the convention booth organization and set-up
- Shadowed Heads of Departments, technicians, and daily operations at each show
USITT ELITE TRAINING FOR AUTOMATION & RIGGING  |  USITT (May 2015 & May 2016)
- Attended this highly-selective program for 2 years and completed a 3-day intensive training with TAIT Towers (Automation) and Silver State Wire Rope and Rigging (Rigging)
AUTOCAD DRAFTSPERSON  |  Merit Design and Holdings, LLC (June 2013 - May 2016)
- Drafted 2D floor plans, int/exterior elevations, electrical plans, and facilitated job site visits
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR  |  Chapman University (Sept 2015 - April 2016)
- Managed the operations and technical elements of a main-stage production including a large rental package, technical rehearsals, and supervised load-in/out procedures
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT  |  Chapman University (Jan 2014 - May 2015)
- Constructed and painted sets; supervised technical rehearsals, light hangs, and load in/out
ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGER  |  XIVV LLC (Oct 2015)
- Assisted with load in/out and converting a large multi-purpose space into a themed gala
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER  |  Chapman University (Sept 2015 - Oct 2015)
- Managed a cast of 20, crew of 15, scheduling, daily rehearsals for a main-stage production
SCENIC PAINTING & CARPENTRY INTERN  |  Arizona Broadway Theatre (May 2012 - Aug 2012)
- Painted large murals and 4 intricate full-stage drops, constructed signs, a piano, and set piecesblob:https://www.myportfolio.com/2745d420-7255-4085-a190-74f81bd865bb
Education
B. A. Theatre Technology  |  College of Performing Arts, Chapman University, Orange, CA    May 2017
B. S. Business administration  |  Argyros School of Business, Chapman University, Orange, CA    May 2017



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