Orlando, FL, June 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Magic Memories, the global leader in capturing, creating and sharing memories, today announced technology industry veterans Jeff Ryan and Sanjay Dholakia have joined its Board of Directors. Jeff, GoPro’s Senior Vice President of People, and Sanjay, Marketo's former Chief Marketing Officer, will lend their expertise and help guide Magic Memories’ growing global business.

“We’re thrilled Jeff and Sanjay are joining our Board as we continue to scale our North American operations and look for new opportunities to surprise and delight our guests,” said Mark Bowman, Chairman of the Board, Magic Memories. “Jeff and Sanjay’s knowledge and leadership will be invaluable as Magic Memories delves into the transformation of personalized experiences. We look forward to their expertise helping to shape our future.”

Since Magic Memories entered the North American market in 2015, it has grown to become the largest bespoke experience provider in the world. The Company is leading the digital transformation of how consumers create and share their personalized memories with a variety of products delivered in real time.

“The team at Magic Memories has built an amazing culture over the last 20 years,” said Ryan. “Part of what drew me to the role was the opportunity to help the team scale the company while staying true to who they are.”

Jeff serves as Senior Vice President of People at GoPro where he is responsible for global Human Resources. He joined the activity capture, photo and video content company just prior to their public offering and has seen the business through rapid growth and change. Prior to joining GoPro, Jeff held senior leadership roles with Electronic Arts and CBS Interactive.

“Magic Memories is transforming the memories industry with their unique approach to combining live experiences and on-going digital consumer engagement," said Dholakia. "I'm excited about helping the company expand its digital business and further extend its market leadership."

Sanjay most recently served as Marketo's CMO for nearly five years, leading the marketing department through its worldwide expansion and IPO. He joined Marketo through the acquisition of social software company Crowd Factory, where he served as CEO. Prior to joining Crowd Factory, Sanjay held senior leadership roles at Lithium Technologies, SumTotal Systems, and McKinsey & Company and Andersen Consulting.

About Magic Memories
Founded in New Zealand in 1995, Magic Memories is the global leader in helping guests capture, create and share their experiences at the world’s best-loved tourism, sport, cultural, and leisure attractions. Now operating nearly 200 sites worldwide, Magic Memories continues to invest in the evolution of personalized experiences for guests at major entertainment venues across the globe.


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Mandy Robinson
Communications Manager, Magic Memories
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