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ted expands leadership team

Europe’s largest leisure entertainment experience company, The Experience Department, popularly known as ted, has appointed Jake McCoy to the new position of Director of Operations.

McCoy joins ted’s UK office from his previous role at ted’s parent company, RWS Entertainment Group. ted was acquired by RWS in April 2022 joining international design firm, JRA and Binder Casting as part of the world’s largest, full-service provider of visitor attractions and experiences. Together, these companies and their teams deliver 360-degree experience design, fabrication, installation and operations to the world’s top leisure and attraction clients.

McCoy is a graduate of Creighton University’s Theatrical Design and Technology program. He has been making headlines since graduating early and arriving in New York City, landing a leadership role with Broadway Dreams Foundation after his impressive performance as a production manager. McCoy then worked on production teams including singer Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” before joining RWS Entertainment Group in 2015. From talent and operations management to video coordination and performer safety, McCoy’s experience allows him to create experiences that are both interactive and immersive, delighting guests with multi-sensory entertainment. McCoy has led global teams across multiple departments creating large-scale events from Japan to Alaska. His operational mindset and technical execution skills add efficiency and attention to detail to corporate, consumer, non-profit, cruise line and theme park events.

“Six Flags, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, Paultons Park, Chester Zoo, Westfield, major shopping malls and celebrities have trusted Jake McCoy to oversee their custom, large-scale events,” said Robin Breese-Davies, CEO, Europe of ted. “We are thrilled that he now calls the UK home and will be expanding our amazing events and entertainment to include new Halloween and Holiday immersive experiences. Jake will also play a tremendous role in creating efficiencies that benefit our clients and our partners.”

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