Ian K Partilla

VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS

Cirque Du Soleil

OFFICE LOCATION: 

Denver, CO  

CURRENT ROLE:

VP, Global Partnerships – Head of Global Partnerships Cirque Du Soleil  

LEGENDS PROJECTS SUPPORTED:

Cirque Du Soleil 

EXPERIENCE: 

  • Colorado Rockies –Account Executive Corporate Sales
  • Walt Disney Company Cable Networks Group –Manager Affiliate Sales & Marketing
  • ESPN X Games –Director, Sponsorship Sales
  • NBC Sports Venture Group –VP, Sponsorship Sales & Activation
  • GumGum Sports –VP/Head of Global Revenue
  • Alem International –SVP, Marketing & Sales
  • Dignitas –SVP, Global Business Development

EDUCATION: 

  • Colorado State University –Commercial Recreation Business

FUN FACT:

I was the Colorado Rockies Mascot Dinger as one of my first jobs out of college. I sold sponsorships and tickets by day and waddled around as an 8-foot-tall purple dinosaur by night.  

PERSONAL INFO: 

My wife and I set a goal with our children to have them ski every ski resort in Colorado before they graduate high school.  =There are 26 resorts in Colorado. My children are 14 and 12 years old.  We have skied 16 so far. This year we are knocking off 4 new ones.   

DEFINING WHAT LEGENDS MEANS TO YOU:

Legends show up every day with poise, consideration, and confidence. What is best for the team is best for the Legend. That is how we work. 

PROUDEST LEGENDS MOMENT: 

Being a part of the Cirque Du Soleil team that stages over 5,000 live events every year. 

FAVORITE QUOTE:

“You’ll never win a major only shooting par.” – Trey Anastasio  

FAVORITE TEAMS/ATHLETES:

Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins, Pirates – Black and Gold for Life.  

HOMETOWN:

Pittsburgh, PA