WorldStage is pleased to announce that Shawn Oatey has been promoted to the new position of Director of Marketing and Dan Esparza has joined the company as National Account Manager. Both are based at WorldStage’s Tustin, California office.
Shawn Oatey steps up to Director of Marketing ten years after he began his WorldStage career with Video Applications. Oatey holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of California, San Diego and the University of San Francisco, respectively.
“Given the complexities of marketing in this digital age, a dedicated position within the company was necessary and we’re very pleased that Shawn has taken on the role. His industry experience coupled with a deep understanding of business communications makes him a natural for this new position,” says Josh Weisberg, President and COO at WorldStage.
“Since joining us, Shawn has been a key individual contributor, as well as a valued member of the WorldStage leadership team,” he continues. “Shawn’s commitment, expertise and contributions to our marketing efforts have led to successes and improvements within the company. In his new role, he will design and execute all aspects of our strategic marketing plan, including our website, social media, sales support and promotional items.”
Additionally, Dan Esparza has come on board at WorldStage as National Account Manager bringing a roster of strong client relationships and more than ten years of industry experience in sales and operational roles
“Dan is a highly regarded account manager with a history of high client satisfaction, team-centric thinking and exceptional attention to detail,” says Richard Steinau, Vice President of Business Development. “The depth of his industry experience and his winning personality make him an ideal fit at WorldStage.”
Dan Esparza was formerly Senior Account Manager for AV Concepts in San Diego. Prior to that he spent seven years managing the event technology departments for the luxury hotel brands The Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel, California and The Four Seasons in Las Vegas. He graduated from Full Sail University with a Bachelor’s degree in recording arts technology.
“The spectacular growth WorldStage has experienced over the past three years continues to build and create great opportunities for our employees as well as a host of talented new hires”, states Josh Weisberg. “It’s one of the developments we are most proud of.”
WorldStage Inc., the company created by the merger of Scharff Weisberg Inc and Video Applications Inc, continues a thirty-year legacy of providing clients the widest variety of entertainment technology coupled with conscientious and imaginative engineering services. WorldStage provides audio, video and lighting equipment and services to the event, theatrical, broadcast and brand experience markets nationally and internationally. For more information visit www.worldstage.com