The Innovation Group of Companies

The Innovation Group of Companies provides a range of services for the gaming, leisure and hospitality industries.

THE INNOVATION GROUP is the premier provider of consulting, financial analysis and management services for clients around the world;

INNOVATION CAPITAL, LLC is an investment banking firm serving the capital and financial advisory needs of middle market companies - Member:FINRA/SIPC;

INNOVATION MARKETING leverages effective marketing tactics including advertising campaigns, public relations plans, direct marketing strategies;

INNOVATION PROJECT DEVELOPMENT is an owner's representative providing pre-development, pre-construction and construction phase services.

INNOVATION MANAGEMENT SERVICES provides a wide variety of management and operational advisory services, specializing in interim and short-term crisis support for distressed and challenged properties.

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Products and Services
Administration and Finance > Management > Consulting > The Innovation Group, Innovation Management Services
The Innovation Group is the premier provider of consulting, financial analysis and management services for the gaming, hospitality, leisure and entertainment hospitality, leisure and entertainment industries - for clients throughout the U.S. and the world. Additionally, its affiliate, Innovation Management Services, provides a variety of management and operational advisory services, specializing in interim and short-term crisis guidance for distressed and challenged properties.
Administration and Finance > Finance & Accounting > Financing > Innovation Capital, LLC
Innovation Capital, LLC is an investment banking firm serving the capital and financial advisory needs of middle market gaming, leisure and hospitality companies. The firm’s financial advisory capabilities include representing clients in mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, financial restructurings and valuations. Member: NASD/SIPC
Advertising, Marketing and Sales > Advertising > Full Service Agency > Innovation Marketing
Innovation Marketing leverages the unparalleled consultancy, analysis and insight of The Innovation Group into effective marketing tactics including advertising campaigns, public relations plans, direct marketing techniques and more. Innovation Marketing completes the circle, ensuring that the insight loses nothing in the execution.
Facility Design and Construction > Construction > Management Services > Innovation Project Development
Innovation Project Development is a multi-disciplined, owner's representation project management services company capable of providing consulting advice or total development oversight. Functioning as an owner’s representative, Innovation Project Development can provide a concept for a site, analytically plan optimum sizing and revenue, and work with design and construction firms to get the project open and operating.
Administration and Finance > Finance & Accounting > Consulting > Consulting, Financial Analysis and Management Services for the Gaming, Hospitality, Leisure and Entertainment Industries
The Innovation Group of Companies staff has a unique mix of talents and experience that enable us to excel at evaluating projects and in successfully guiding them. For many of our clients, we’ve offered cost effective and reliable ways to improve operating efficiencies and profit margins. We take a comprehensive approach to operations reviews, marketing and overall property positioning. Our multi-disciplinary approach provides you with the expertise you need to evaluate operations, implement turnarounds, manage properties and develop strategic business and marketing plans.
Advertising, Marketing and Sales > Advertising > Specialties > Direct Marketing, Post-Evaluation, Focus Groups, Quantitative Studies, Survey Development, Guest Perception Audits
When it comes to understanding your customers, their preferences, habits, likes and dislikes, primary market research can be a vital tool. Whether you are developing a new project, planning an expansion or seeking to increase your market share, it is important to listen to your existing and prospective customers. The Innovation Group has become a market leader in conducting both quantitative and qualitative market research for our gaming and hospitality clients. From focus groups to in-depth-interviews to telephone, mail and traffic intercept surveys, we have developed the expertise to meet the demands of today’s market.
Headquarters
231 Midland Avenue
Suite 204
Basalt, Colorado 81621
 
Phone: (970) 927-1400
Fax: (970) 927-3955
Website: www.innovationgroupofcompanies.com
Email: info@theinnovationgroup.com
 
Upper Management:  Mr. Robert F. Kelly Jr., President - Innovation Project Development
bkelly@innovationpd.com
Mr. Steven M. Rittvo, Chairman - The Innovation Group of Companies
srittvo@theinnovationgroup.com
Mr. Matt Sodl, President - Innovation Capital
msodl@innovationcapital.com
Mr. Stephen J. Szapor, President - Innovation Management Services
szapor@theinnovationgroup.com
Mr. Stephen J Szapor Jr., President - The Innovation Group
szapor@theinnovationgroup.com
Mr. Joe Witterschein, Vice President Marketing Services
joew@theinnovationgroup.com
Innovation Capital, LLC
222 North Sepulveda Boulevard
Suite 2000
El Segundo, California 90245
 
Phone: (310) 335-9333
Fax: (310) 335-9339
Website: www.innovation-capital.com
Email: msodl@innovation-capital.com
 
Upper Management:  Mr. Matt Sodl, President/Managing Director
msodl@innovation-capital.com
Innovation Management Services
7852 S. Elati Street, Suite 100
Littleton, Colorado 80120
 
Phone: (303) 798-7711
Fax: (303) 798-7171
Website: www.theinnovationgroup.com/innovation_management_services.asp
Email: szapor@theinnovationgroup.com
 
Upper Management:  Mr. Stephen J. Szapor, President - Innovation Management Services
szapor@theinnovationgroup.com
Innovation Marketing
480 West 78th Street, Suite 110
Chanhassen, Minnesota 55317
 
Phone: (952) 906-3831
Fax: (952) 906-3821
Website: www.theinnovationgroup.com/innovation_marketing.asp
Email: joew@theinnovationgroup.com
 
Upper Management:  Mr. Joe Witterschein, Vice President Marketing Services
joew@theinnovationgroup.com
Innovation Project Development
707 Russel Avenue
Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564
 
Phone: (228) 248-0088
Fax: (228) 248-0089
Website: www.innovationpd.com
Email: bkelly@innovationpd.com
 
Upper Management:  Mr. Robert F. Kelly Jr., President
bkelly@innovationpd.com
The Innovation Group
7852 South Elati Street
Suite 100
Littleton, Colorado 80120
 
Phone: (303) 798-7711
Fax: (303) 798-7171
Website: www.theinnovationgroup.com
Email: info@theinnovationgroup.com
 
Upper Management:  Mr. Stephen J. Szapor Jr., President
szapor@theinnovationgroup.com
News Articles
ELG 40 Under 40 announced
8 Oct 2018
Emerging Leaders of Gaming and Global Gaming Business magazine announced the 2018-19 class, which recognizes gaming industry professionals under the age of 40 already making significant impacts on the casino industry.
The Innovation Group welcomes Allison McCoy as VP of business development
9 May 2018
McCoy brings with her more than 15 years of experience in the gaming industry, with a diverse background featuring significant international and cross-cultural work experience.
Additional Information
Date Established: July, 2006
Tradeshow Attendance

Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2013
24 Sep 2013 - 26 Sep 2013
Booth 4003

NIGA Indian Gaming 2013 Tradeshow & Convention
24 Mar 2013 - 27 Mar 2013
Booth 409

Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2012
2 Oct 2012 - 4 Oct 2012
Booth 4001

NIGA Indian Gaming 2012 Tradeshow & Convention
1 Apr 2012 - 4 Apr 2012
Booth 2623

Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2011
3 Oct 2011 - 6 Oct 2011
Booth 3614

NIGA Indian Gaming 2011 Tradeshow & Convention
3 Apr 2011 - 6 Apr 2011
Booth 607

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