Michael D. Oswald | Principal

With more than 20 years of experience in the theme park industry, Michael started his career as a part-time lifeguard to become the Manager of the Admissions and Rentals Departments at Raging Waters, San Dimas, California.
In 2003, he joined Southland Entertainment, starting as the Operations and Maintenance Manager, where he 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, Michael was selected for the position of General Manager for Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, where he led the operations team through the feasibility, design, and pre-opening process.  In 2013, after the huge success of Yas Waterworld, Michael was promoted to the General Manager of both Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.
 
In mid-2014, Mike joined Management Resources as a Principal.
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Michael's clients include:
Commercial theme parks & attractions
 
DreamWorks Studios
Fox Studios
Angry Birds
Meraas Holdings / Dubai Parks and Resorts
Warner Bros.
New York Wheel
Wanda China
Legend China
Corporate, promotional & brand centers

Warner Bros.
Hasbro​
Jameson
Private not-for-profit organizations

American Museum of Natural History
National September 11 Memorial & Museum