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Meet O’Shane Ellis

Today we’d like to introduce you to O’Shane Ellis.

O’Shane has been exposed to the world of hospitality and tourism management for a decade. He has immersed himself significantly in the tourism sector and has been instrumental in transforming operations at world-renowned hotels and other tourist destinations. O’Shane has operated in several positions such as Recreations and Entertainment Manager, Restaurant Manager, Operations Manager, Group Entertainment & Events Manager as well as Assistant General Manager.

O’Shane started his professional career working at Hedonism 3 as an Entertainment Coordinator where he moved on to the Sales Department as Online Sales Coordinator, after which he moved on to the Sandals resorts hotel chain at Beaches Ocho Rios as an Entertainment Coordinator where he then moved on to the Sales Department as Jr. Sales Executive.

O’Shane was chosen for a pilot program for the new way of Entertainment and was then sent to Sandals Whitehouse. After seven months of working at Sandals Whitehouse as a Senior Guest Activities Coordinator, O’Shane was promoted to Recreations and Activities Manager at Sandals Ocho Rios. O’Shane then decided it was time to move on and took up an offer in Kingston at the prestigious Spanish Court Hotel as a Restaurant Manager.

While working at Spanish Court Hotel, he was head hunted to work at Ribbiz Ultra Lounge as the Assistant General Manager where he was tasked to upgrade the operations and customer service of the business. This he did for a successful period, after which he was then head hunted to work at Margaritaville Caribbean Ltd as Talent and Promotions Manager. O’Shane worked in this post for a 3-month period, where he was then promoted as the Group Entertainment and Events Manager for all the Jamaican properties. His reign came to an end after serving for 2 years where he was head hunted to work as Operations Manager for the iconic Rick’s Cafe in Negril. O’Shane’ s task was to once again upgrade the Customer service of the business while ensuring that proper training was in place for the Staff. He also had to ensure that proper policies and procedures were in place to manage the business effectively. After spending almost two years at Rick’s Café, O’Shane was once again head hunted to the newly renovated Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience where he is now serving as the General Manager.

O’Shane can be described as someone who epitomizes what it means to have fun. Embodying this Behaviour allows for the creation of an energetic and rewarding work environment. He enjoys socializing and hopes to sky dive shortly.

Has it been a smooth road?
The journey has been hills and valleys. It was not always easy and it was not always fun. There were days when I did not want to get up out of bed or show up but then I remember my High School motto which I live by, Fortis Cadere Cedere Non Potest (The Brave may fall but never yield).

Some of the challenges that I’ve faced were
– Self doubt. Not thinking I could get it done
– Having to compete against other companies that we’re more established and more experienced

Tell us more about your company.
Established on August 1, 2011, The Entity Ja. officially started its operations on March 29, 2012. Our diverse company aims to be the best in the Talent Management Industry boasting a reputation of providing the best talents and performances to our valued clients, thus creating lasting memories and impressions.

We provide dynamic services, including; staged performers such as cabaret singers (solo artists & groups), saxophonists, jazz guitarists, violinists, synchronized swimmers, circus acts, street performers such as Contortionist, acrobats and jugglers, stilt walkers, limbo dancers, Disk jocks, models, to name a few.

O’Shane Ellis, Owner of The Entity Ja., has played a vital role in the planning and execution of several successful events. These include Electronic Dance Xposed (EDX Jamaica) 2014 & 2015, Major Lazor & Friends concert 2014, The ATL Unbeatable Campaign Launch, ATL Audi A6 2012 Launch, ATL Flash Mob Series, ATL Honda Civic & CRV 2012 Launch, Mayor of Falmouth’s Cocktail Party, Appleton Satisfying Your Needs (S.Y.N) Ocho Rios, Smirnoff SHHHH It’s A House Party, Mingles Party Series (since 2008), Wasted Hawaiian Tiki Edition, Party Rockerz, Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) 2011, among other events.

We are a company that believes in ensuring that our clients get the best and with our customer-driven mandate coupled with the creative minds in the business, our client’s needs will always be met and exceeded.

Events we have provided extraordinary services for are: Powerful Women of the West “Let’s Have Brunch, The Sandals Ochi Beach Resort re-Launch 2015, Sandals Ochi Beach Club Launch 2015, Busta Soft Drinks at the 2015 Limacol CPL T20 cricket series, Sandz Jamaica Beach Party series, Bank of Nova Scotia Fairview Branch launch, Carreras Ltd Staff Party 2014, NCB Capital Market 2014 Staff party, Falmouth Jamaica Land Company Famouth Cruise Ship Pier.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
I foresee a big shift for this industry over the next five to ten years. Very soon the entire meaning of Entertainment will be a household name. People will be compelled to ensuring that they have Professional Entertainment for their events no matter how small. I also envision a Talent pool of Industry professionals that will see the need for personal development and the need to invest in their Talents.

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Image Credit:
Sleek Jamaica, Skkan Media and AG Photography

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