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"Dazzling the Mind & Touching the Soul!"TM     Since 1990

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SAMAD SOOMRO, President & CEO. Samad, grew up as a famous singer and lead actor in television and film in the Middle East and South Asia. At the age of 16, Sam came to the US for college and earned his Electrical Engineering and Computer Science degrees from MIT. After working as an investment banker and  management consultant in New York City, Sam pursued an MBA from MIT’s prestigious Sloan School of Management. Soon after graduating at the top of his MBA class, Sam joined forces with McKinsey & Co, the world’s premier strategy consulting firm, consulting for fortune 500 clients. In addition to his extra ordinary creativity and people skills, Sam brought to RPI years of entrepreneurial experience, multi-disciplinary expertise across functions and verticals, and a roster of invaluable international resources & connections. Under his visionary leadership, Sam was able to spark a new life into the company that put RPI on a strategic, miraculous track of growth, innovation and international expansion transforming RPI into a global leader in innovative entertainment & media solutions space creating and sustaining an enviable niche and reputation both at home and  in diverse international markets.  Sam is recognized as a leading authority on innovation, marketing strategy, change management, negotiation and international growth. Sam  is a deeply passionate producer, director & actor and a serial entrepreneur,  investor, advisor and mentor.

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JEREMY VARGUS, Managing Partner/Creative Director. Has been called “one of today's hottest young effects and show producers to emerge from Hollywood.” A true Renaissance man, Jeremy is an award-winning and critically acclaimed producer and entertainer. As a performer, Vargus is an accomplished magician-singer-dancer-actor and off-stage he works as a Show Producer and Illusioneer. Jeremy Vargus has been performing and creating ambitious FX for over 22 years. Vargus is often called upon for consulting and creating magical and theatrical elements into other productions for stage, television and film with his award-winning Illusioneering FX and his corporate "Promo-tainment." Jeremy Vargus’ creations can be seen on cruise ships, theme parks and casinos to major architectural landmarks to concerts and special events. From designing breathtaking lighting and laser displays to creating astonishing magical effects for music icons like Taylor Dayne and the American Idol sensations to producing full-scale themed attractions in Dubai. Vargus’ work is in major demand for all venues that require world-class, spectacular entertainment. Learn more about Jeremy's work at: www.JeremyVargus.com

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HASAN SOOMRO, Managing Partner, Asia/Mid East office. Hasan is an accomplished actor, director and producer in southeast Asia and the Middle East. Hasan has Masters degrees in both Business Administration and International Law. Hasan's entertainment career spans across the last three decades and his productions have been commercially and critically acclaimed not just in Southeast Asia and the Middle East but also in Europe and North America.  Hasan's recent productions can be seen worldwide on Geo Television.  Hasan brings to RPI not only a precious network of entertainment and production contacts throughout Southeast Asia and the Middle East but also his time-tested entrepreneurial spirit and his distinctive creative and artistic talents. Hasan is on the board of advisors of several companies.  Other interests include Hockey [Hasan was part of the Olympic team for Seoul 1988], real estate and venture capitol.

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NAZLEE NASIR, Senior Producer, Asia/Mid East office. Nazlee is no stranger to entertainment. In fact, over the past 15-years, Nazlee’s image has graced the cover of major publications including fashion, lifestyle and celebrity. She is one of the most recognized print and television personalities within the Mid East and Indian-subcontinent. Nazlee Hasan is an acclaimed actress and director in Southeast Asia. In addition, this graceful beauty has started-up several successful businesses within Asia and the US. Her primary skills lay in production coordination and communication, making Nazlee an integral part of RPI’s growing scope of expertise throughout the global entertainment industry. As an active member of A.P.W.A. [All Pakistan Women's Association], Nazlee Hasan is a dedicated leader in the development of not only her own unique, creative talents but also for all women represented in the growing global market. Nazlee’s network of corporate, TV and film contacts throughout Asia along with her feminine grace and charm brings a very welcomed facet to the RPI Entertainment family.

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SUMEET AHMED, Marketing Executive, Dubai/Mid East office. Through Sumeet's Creative Flair, Design and Architectural backgrounds, she has positioned her as an indispensable asset to the RPI Design & Creative Teams. Her understanding of "working concepts" is enhanced by her engineering aspects, allowing Sumeet to present a project's aesthetic and technical challenges in the early stages of development. Prior to joining RPI,  2 she worked as consultant at the prestigious ASA (Arshad Shahid Abdulla) Pvt. Ltd. Karachi--working on projects that included: Mercedes Benz showroom Karachi , Oasis Golf and Aqua Resort Lahore among various other residences and interiors.  Sumeet has a passion for sharing her knowledge. Currently she is teaching a ‘Certificate Course in Interior Design’ at The Centre for Executive Education (CEE) in Knowledge Village , Dubai . Sumeet has Bachelors in Architecture (2002-2006) NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi

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BRIAN ALLAN EDWARDS, Marketing Executive/Production Coordinator, North/Central America. Brian's production-rich history had him starting out as a tech at many LA-based production houses. Brian then joined the RPI team as a lead tech/show engineer and production manager. His experience quickly led him to RPI's international project locations including the firm's casino clients in Macau. Since then, Brian has moved into the position of one of RPI's key marketing executives handling client accounts across North and Centeral America. Brian recently took the reins, opening one RPI's  newest locations based- in Costa Rica. 

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TIMOTHY RAMAGE, Production Coordinator, North America. Timothy joined the RPI team and fits-in like a glove. His ability to catch-on  and collaborate with a project's "vision" while it's still in the imaginative state and then work with the team to passionately carry it through fruition makes this pro an indespensible asset to the RPI team. He is often specifically requested by many of RPI's clients to "lead the project's creative  team." Timothy graduated from California State University-Northridge in 2004 with a Bachelor's Degree Cinema & Television Arts with an emphasis in Directing.

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DJ aka DJAHARI CLARK, Creative Director [NYC location]. Djahari is also recognized as the founder of The Desert Sin Dance Co. She has been studying and working in theatre, film and dance for over 25 years. Her career has been both onstage as a performer as well as behind the scenes as producer, director, and manager for UCLA Theater and Music Departments, Xanadu Repertory, Fox Broadcasting Company, and Burning Galileo Productions. She studied with Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum’s Academy of the Classics, led by a repertory of renowned theatre professionals specializing in techniques of Voice, Movement and Text and earned her BA in the School of Theatre, Film and Television at UCLA. Since1999 she has been a principle dancer in the Pars National Ballet Company. Djahari, Vargus, Soomro and a few of our key "creative" members have collaborated together to create breathtaking spectacles that captivated audiences and moved on to see successful runs on and off-Broadway!

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