LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP

A veteran team of designers, animators, and storytellers transforming everyday reality.

Take a look into the leadership team at Falcon’s Creative Group, that helps guide our innovation, and growth as one of the leading design firms in the world.

An upper echelon creative studio cannot function as well as ours does without a superior management staff in place. Our leaders come from a variety of impressive backgrounds, but all of them share a deep passion for storytelling and design excellence. At their core is a desire to create fun, engaging, unique experiences. Each of our directors and vice presidents brings an unmatched level of enthusiasm and positivity to the office every day, which certainly rubs off on the rest of the team!

A veteran team of designers, animators, and storytellers transforming everyday reality.

Take a look into the leadership team at Falcon’s Creative Group, that helps guide our innovation, and growth as one of the leading design firms in the world.

An upper echelon creative studio cannot function as well as ours does without a superior management staff in place. Our leaders come from a variety of impressive backgrounds, but all of them share a deep passion for storytelling and design excellence. At their core is a desire to create fun, engaging, unique experiences. Each of our directors and vice presidents brings an unmatched level of enthusiasm and positivity to the office every day, which certainly rubs off on the rest of the team!

Cecil Magpuri
President & CCO


Cecil founded Falcon’s in 2000 with the goal of developing inspiring experiences for people of all ages. This dreamer’s visions have taken flight in the hands of a talented team that continues to bring joy to a global audience with award-winning designs, attractions, and content.


Marty Magpuri
CFO


As a partner in Falcon’s Creative Group since 2000, Marty laid the foundation for the company’s sound financial and legal practices. She continues to work behind the scenes as a trusted advisor to secure financing, handle tax matters and improve the company’s evolving financial framework.


Yvette Whittaker
Executive VP of Operations


As a founding member of Falcon’s, Yvette has developed encyclopedic knowledge of clients, vendors, and projects. She consistently taps into the best ways to manage and streamline processes for business operations, scheduling, budgeting, client relations, and marketing.


David Schaefer
Vice President


David has been with Falcon’s Creative Group since 2007. He utilizes his mechanical engineering degree on a daily basis, studying every step of the process with a critical eye. His focus and design abilities continue to inform numerous projects in every stage of development.


Jennifer Smeresky
Vice President Of Finance


Since Jennifer joined Falcon’s in 2008, she has developed a unique combination of skills that helps keep the studio’s imaginative projects on track financially. She is a critical component of the successful Falcon’s formula of delivering on time and on budget.


Daryl White
VP of Global Licensing/Business Development


Daryl is a well-known themed entertainment industry veteran who has an in-depth understanding of ride systems, media, and location-based entertainment, making him an invaluable asset to the team. He is also a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.


Jason Ambler
VP of Digital Media/Executive Producer


Jason’s background as an entrepreneur, post-production and visual effects supervisor, and executive producer makes him an exceptionally diversified leader of the digital media team and allows him to straddle the worlds of management, creative, and production with ease.


Rebecca Roby
VP of Legal Affairs/General Counsel


As Falcon’s Vice President of Legal Affairs & General Counsel, Rebecca lends legal support to all of our projects. She has many years of experience in protection of intellectual property assets, contract negotiation and drafting, and litigation management.


Rick Morris
Director Of Sound


Sound is one of the most vital aspects of an immersive experience, so being able to put Rick’s vast knowledge in sound design to use is an invaluable resource to Falcon’s. His dedication to every project helps catapult the studio’s work into the next stratosphere.


Saham Ali
Director Of Technology


As director of technology, Saham harnesses his tremendous fountain of knowledge to strengthen many avenues within Falcon’s. He’s helped the studio position itself at the forefront of virtual reality and augmented reality development for themed experiences.


Stephen Ricker
Creative Director


Stephen’s well balanced technical and creative skills, developed over years working in theatre, broadcast television, and themed entertainment, allow him to lead all stages of a project, from ideation through opening day.


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