Blue Heron, an award-winning, Southern Nevada-based modern design/build firm led by founder, design visionary and Las Vegas native, Tyler Jones, announced today that Ryan Thompson has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer. Thompson will be an integral part to the growth strategy for the company overseeing the evolution of the Blue Heron brand, strategic vision, marketing strategy and media across all platforms. Blue Heron continues to build a powerhouse executive team which now boasts over 100 years of combined experience with industry legend Shelly Stewart serving as the Chief Sales Officer, accomplished finance leader Mathew Bunin as Chief Financial Officer, and design and build expert Denis Bacon as the Chief Operating Officer.
Thompson brings over 15 years of experience from award winning and globally recognized advertising agencies and holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of San Francisco. Most recently, Thompson served as the Senior Vice President of Global Hospitality Marketing with Caesars Entertainment and spent six years as part of the senior leadership team at both the property and corporate level. During his tenure, he was an integral part of the team’s success in the Las Vegas region, which included nine properties, with a focus on effective brand campaigns, award-winning restaurant concepts, experiential events and activations, as well as the global development and launch of the Caesars Palace brand internationally. His extensive background will be an asset to Blue Heron’s mission of providing uncompromising quality and originality through its Vegas Modern™ design philosophy across its custom home designs, innovative boutique communities, and unparalleled design build process throughout a new phase of growth for the company.
“All of us at Blue Heron are thrilled to have Ryan join our team and bring his talents and insight to our firm,” said Blue Heron Founder Tyler Jones. “We are not only building homes designed for a unique lifestyle but a team that supports the vision of innovation and category leading design. With the addition of Ryan we continue to execute on our plan to put together a team that will drive the business into new spaces providing our clients, investors, partners and communities with best in class product, service and design. We are focused on being the best in all areas of our business and Ryan was the perfect fit to help define our strategy and position for the future.”
Thompson’s hiring follows the successful launch of multiple Blue Heron communities including the luxury Vantage community at Lake Las Vegas, the awe-inspiring custom home site at Obsidian that boasts impeccable panoramic views of the Las Vegas strip, and the exclusive seven-lot custom home community of Equinox in MacDonald Highlands.
“I admire everything Blue Heron has accomplished over the last fifteen years and am very excited to join an extremely passionate and visionary team,” said Thompson. “We have a bright future ahead of us as we continue to expand our brand and position in Las Vegas along with exciting new markets we plan to grow into over the coming years.”
About Blue Heron
Founded in 2004, Blue Heron is a Southern Nevada-based luxury design/build firm specializing in custom homes and boutique communities across the Las Vegas Valley. The award-winning company has continued to push boundaries with its unmistakably distinctive and recognized signature style. Through innovative experimentation, the firm continues to provide clients with a best-in-class product built on the Vegas Modern ™ design philosophy, which delivers a unique experience synonymous only with Blue Heron homes.
The company’s Founder, Tyler Jones, oversees the firm which employs industry experts, designers and architects. Under his leadership, Blue Heron has won numerous design awards and has achieved the “Platinum” LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council and the “Emerald” certification by the National Green Building Standard. Through uncompromising commitment to quality and the originality of its designs, Blue Heron has truly distinguished itself among custom home builders in the market. For more information on Blue Heron custom homes and active communities, please visit www.blueheron.com, or call 702.531.3000