Maryland-based Hargrove, the long-established and rapidly-growing experiential events, exhibits and expositions company, is thrilled to announce the hiring of Scott Finlayson as the new senior vice president of operations.
Finlayson came to Hargrove with a wealth of experience from world-class organizations such as Disney and Universal Studios.
Finlayson started his career at the Disneyland Resort in Calif., where he managed operations, stage shows, parades and fireworks, stage management & talent operations. He later served as the director of entertainment operations for Universal Studios Hollywood, where he was responsible for the delivery of all shows in the park, cartoon character and atmosphere entertainment.
Most recently, he was the COO for Blue Man Group, where he also served as senior vice president, theatrical productions, and senior general manager, live productions throughout his decade of service to the company.
“Scott is an inspired leader who in known for his ability to create working relationships at every level of the organization,” says Tara Higgins, Hargrove president. “His superior management style, strategic oversight and deep understanding of the inner workings of events, theater production and fabrication, make him a perfect match for Hargrove and our commitment to operational excellence in all of the creative fields we play.”
As part of the ongoing evolution of the Hargrove brand, the services offered and how the company continues to scale within the industry, Finlayson will be leading the company’s four production-related departments, while fully realizing the power of the proprietary technology the company has to achieve more streamlined operations and efficiencies that benefit the company’s operations as well as each and every one of Hargrove’s diverse client base.
His experience in this space is vast, having developed back in the early 2000s one of the first software solutions for theatrical operations as the owner and chief architect of Theater Management Tools Inc. Now focused on Hargrove operations and systems, the software provides an invaluable asset as it leverages technology into the day-to-day operations of live events.
Hargrove is a full-service event, exposition and experience marketing production organization. Using creativity, innovation and a passion for storytelling, they design and build immersive experiences for events, exhibits, expositions and experiential activations around the world. With more than 70 years of industry experience, they provide solutions for some of the world’s most recognized brands, associations and government agencies. “What sets us apart is our desire to do whatever it takes to ensure customer success.” Hargrove is headquartered in Lanham, Maryland. For more info, visit www.hargroveinc.com.