Jennifer Ardizzone-West

Chief Operating Officer

Jennifer Ardizzone-West, Chief Operating Officer, joined NETworks in 2018 and is responsible for ensuring the financial strength and operational excellence of the company.  Prior to NETworks, Jennifer developed and grew both entertainment and educational institutions, spending the majority of her professional career partnering with the founders and board trustees of Blue Man Group and Blue School.  During her 13 years at Blue Man Productions, Jennifer served as the SVP/Organizational Development helping to grow the company from two local sit-down productions to a global entertainment company comprised of 650 employees generating over $100M in revenue annually.  Additionally, she helped the founders conceive and launch Blue School, ultimately becoming the school’s Executive Director/Business Development.  At Blue School she hired and lead the initial leadership team, oversaw the financing strategy and planning for two campuses, and oversaw the development of new business lines and strategic partnerships.

Jennifer received her MFA in Performing Arts Management from Brooklyn College under Stephen Langley. In addition to her full-time work, Jennifer has consulted with a variety of entertainment and theatrical organizations including The Public Theater, Grosvenor Park Media, Green Hummingbird Entertainment, Final Frame, and Submarine Entertainment, and has co-taught a leadership course for the Performing Arts Management MFA program at Brooklyn College, her alma mater.