Orlando, June 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Magic Memories, the global leader in capturing, creating and sharing memories, today announced the appointment of George Reider as North American Chief Executive Officer. Reporting to Group CEO Chris Warhurst, George will be responsible for the growth and direction of Magic Memories’ operations in the United States and Canada. This announcement follows Magic Memories’ recent appointment of two Silicon Valley veterans to its board, Jeff Ryan and Sanjay Dholakia.
“George's appointment marks another exciting milestone in the development of our North American operations,” said Warhurst. “The combination of his retail ecommerce experience with our growing business will create a solid foundation on which to build our future efforts.”
“I am thrilled and honored to join such a dynamic and passionate leadership team,” said Reider. “Magic Memories has experienced tremendous growth and success, and I am committed to leading the North American team down its current path using innovative strategies to enhance the experiences of our team members and guests.”
George is a highly experienced retail industry executive who has held senior leadership roles within fast-paced, digitally-driven environments. For the last three years, he has worked closely with retail technology and online apparel startups at various stages of development. Prior to his consulting role, George served as White House Black Market’s SVP of Stores and Operations where he oversaw both the full-priced and outlet divisions. He also previously held leadership roles at Ann Taylor Corporation, Polo Ralph Lauren and Gap, Inc.
George holds a bachelor’s in Marketing from Arizona State University. He is passionate about the development and growth of St. Matthew’s House, the largest homeless shelter and food pantry in Southwest Florida.
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. We help 150 million guests share over 300 million memories each year. Now operating in 10 countries, Magic Memories continues to invest in the evolution of personalized experiences for guests at major entertainment venues across the globe.