MR|ProFun has assembled a proven team of international and local professionals that allows us to work seamlessly, bringing a world-class international perspective to projects all over the globe. Experienced in both planning and managing entertainment, corporate, and cultural attractions, our team provides developers and owners with a combination of skills, experience, and local knowledge unmatched in the market today.
President and Principal
With a background in strategic planning and development in the financial sector, Brad brings a fresh approach to problem solving to MR|ProFun’s successful projects. Brad’s role affords him a leadership role in the business and strategic planning practice as well as primary advisor to the new development teams, enhancing business practices, improving financial performance, developing re–positioning and turnaround strategies, and analyzing expansion initiatives for a broad range of clients.
His experience includes assisting clients ranging from international governments to major media companies in locations that circle the globe. Formerly president and managing partner of a private firm, he has personal experience in taking a preliminary business concept, developing a business plan, executing the plan and turning it into a successful business, and ultimately exiting successfully – both in terms of return on investment and leaving behind a viable company.
As past Chairman of the Thea Awards Committee, Brad has held a variety of committee and regional board positions and been an active member of the TEA for over ten years.
Chief Operating Officer and Principal
With over 20 years of experience in the amusement and water park industry, Mike is well placed to offer his services as COO of MR|ProFun.
Prior to studying at the University of Southern California, Mike began working part-time in 1992 as a lifeguard at Raging Waters in Los Angeles, California, one of the largest waterparks in the United States, eventually becoming the Manager of the Admissions and Rentals departments.
In 2003, he joined Southland Entertainment, a company which had just bought Alabama Adventure, a 90-acre amusement and waterpark. Originally starting as the Operations and Maintenance Manager, Mike gradually worked his way up to becoming the General Manager, overseeing the park’s return to profitable operations and sale of the park to Adrenaline Family Entertainment.
In 2008, Mike joined the MR|ProFun as Vice President, Operations and worked with the team to open Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and to work on the development of the Warner Bros. theme park. In 2009, he was named the General Manager for Yas Waterworld. In this role, Mike led the team through the feasibility, design, and construction process and ultimately to a very successful grand opening, in which the park was rated one of the top waterparks in the world.
In 2013, he was named General Manager of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the largest indoor theme park in the world, in addition to remaining General Manager of Yas Waterworld. In this position, Mike worked to increase the operational synergies between the two parks as well as expand the reach of the marketing and sales efforts globally to markets such as China and India.
Mike returned to MR|ProFun headquarters in 2014 and will be responsible for overseeing projects globally and to expand the company’s expertise into new markets.