Cruise line entertainment veteran Ryan Fitzgerald joins RWS Global as executive vice president of Sea Production

By | July 9, 2024

NEW YORK, N.Y. — RWS Global, the world leader in live moments, has announced the appointment of cruise entertainment expert, Ryan Fitzgerald as Executive Vice President of Sea Production. With more than 20 years of experience in entertainment, cruise experiences, professional sports and events, Fitzgerald is set to enhance RWS Global’s cruise entertainment division as the company continues its worldwide expansion.

RWS Global’s Founder, Chairman & CEO, Ryan Stana, expressed his enthusiasm for the company’s newest executive appointment, stating, “We are thrilled to welcome Ryan Fitzgerald as our Executive Vice President of Sea Production. His extensive cruise industry experience and expertise are essential as we continue to expand and innovate our onboard entertainment. We are confident that Ryan will be pivotal in shaping our live and experiential offerings at sea and contributing to our overall success.”

Prior to joining RWS Global, Fitzgerald served as General Manager at Insignia Event Services, where he led a team responsible for much of the in-game production, events, logistics, and premium hospitality for Super Bowl LVII, Men’s Final Four 2024, The Fiesta Bowl, the kickoff for Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour and the Arizona Cardinals. Before that, he spent two decades producing and directing entertainment for Carnival Cruise Lines and Princess Cruises while managing each line’s global fleet of entertainment leaders.

As EVP of Sea Production, Fitzgerald will oversee the global operation of RWS Global’s 40+ vessels and manage all cruise teams in New York, Sydney, the UK and several additional locations. He will focus on developing client relationships, company management, production, creative programming, talent and wardrobe. In addition, he will collaborate closely with the production and operations teams to develop and execute innovative, best-in-class entertainment at sea.

Fitzgerald expressed his excitement about joining RWS Global, saying, “I am honored to be joining RWS Global and excited to service an impressive portfolio of partners in the cruise industry. I look forward to being a part of the continued success of our current and future clients, providing solutions and exceptional experiences for guests worldwide.”

Fitzgerald’s appointment comes after RWS Global announced the launch of RWS Global Sports, following the acquisition of Great Big Events. This new division provides an unrivaled, comprehensive range of offerings for the sports experience, including venue design, entertainment, sports production, merchandise and more. Fitzgerald’s new role further bolsters RWS Global’s leadership team and capabilities, positioning the company for continued success and growth as the world’s largest provider of live experiences.