Jim RielaPartner/Executive Producer

    Jim is a partner at OPTS Ideas with over 30 years of global event management and is passionate about collaborating with people to engage, enlighten and inspire audiences. With a keen eye for detail, as well as a broad thoughtful view of the overall attendee experience, Jim has partnered with organizations and teams to make the complex appear simple while keeping creativity, excitement and energy high. Jim has managed US based and International programs for a wide array of clients, including: projects for LPL Financial, QAD, Safeco Insurance, Microsoft, USC School of Medicine, Honda, AutoDesk, Sun Microsystems, TransAmerica, PeopleSoft, Oracle and Starbucks.

    Jim’s calm demeanor and genuine dedication to each project creates the opportunity to bring out the best in people; stakeholders, speakers, event and marketing teams, vendor partners and attendees. Jim is a solutions oriented, strategic partner as well as a logistics executor with the ability to balance numerous project elements while continuously tracking to the goals and objectives of the event. A travel enthusiast at heart, Jim loves to explore foreign cities, camp in national parks and ocean swim when not engaged with work.