Opus Solutions Expands to Bay Area, Hires Top Event Industry Talent

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Opus Solutions LLC, Strengthens Event Management Capabilities through Expanded Geography and Staff

Today, Opus Solutions LLC, a leading provider of integrated event management solutions, announced the addition of top event industry staff and an expanded presence in the Bay Area. These strategic additions add to the existing deep bench of event management capabilities and strengthen the event services and client portfolios of Opus Solutions.

Opus solutions will add four industry veterans to their current staff including Kerrie Sheldon, who joins the company with an extensive twenty-year background in general marketing, production and event management. At Opus Solutions, Sheldon will assume the role of vice president for event strategy and design. Prior to joining the company, Sheldon was the president and COO of the Genesis Creative Group, which she founded.

Other veteran staff joining Opus Solutions, include; Michael Tayloe, a senior event planner, with 24 years of experience in event planning; Heather Perko, a business analyst, with a 15-year background in hotel sales, convention services and conference planning; and Natalie Koyama, a senior buyer, who will join Opus Solutions as an expert in venue selection and contract negotiations. In all, these industry veterans bring a combined 80 years of event industry experience to the staffing roster at Opus Solutions.

"The addition of these talented people and the expertise they bring in the event industry will inspire new and innovative solutions for our global client base," said Grant Hammersley, Chief Executive Officer. "We are thrilled to bring them aboard."

Opus Solutions is known as a leader in the event industry providing a high-profile client base, such as Cisco Systems Inc., Salesforce.com Inc., and Symantec Corporation, with a full-suite of event and production services ranging from registration services to event management, promotional product and logistics coordination.

With the addition of this top-talent, Opus Solutions will open a new Bay Area office to expand the company's footprint in northern California.

"We deliver business value and stellar service to support our clients' initiatives," said Monte Wood, president of Opus Solutions. "Expanding our presence to the Bay Area was a natural next step to ensure we are providing the exceptional service to which our clients are accustomed."

Since 1993, Opus Solutions has provided in-house expertise and systems for nearly every aspect of event management and logistics, including event transportation, registration services, audio-visual and production, warehousing/fulfillment, a complete suite of technology tools and platforms for event management and event specific promotional merchandise. The company specializes in conferences, C-Level events, road shows, tradeshow support and seminars.

The headquarters of Opus Solutions, LLC will remain in Beaverton, Oregon where nearly 60 event professionals are based. Opus Solutions is a privately held company.

About Opus Solutions

Opus Solutions provides fully-integrated event management solutions and marketing logistics assistance to Fortune 1000 companies such as Cisco Systems Inc., Salesforce.com Inc., and Symantec Corporation. By providing comprehensive event management, event technology and event services support, Opus Solutions has become the premier provider of single-source, start-to-finish solutions for event planning, execution and analysis. For more information, visit: http://www.opus-solutions.com.


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