WaitTime Announces Partnership with Entertainment Exec /Influencers, Jimmy Thomas & Ana Rothwell

Costa Kladianos
3 min readFeb 8, 2022


The Industry leader in crowd intelligence WaitTime, today announced a strategic partnership with Music & Entertainment Industry Veteran , Jimmy Thomas, along with Ana Rothwell, founder of Rothwell Productions.

WaitTime’s patented technology is used by entertainment facilities around the world for crowd and business intelligence. Thomas and Rothwell will leverage their connections in the entertainment industry to support WaitTime in scaling its solution to more venues.

Thomas is an executive producer and head of business development for Lion Forge Animations/Comics. He was part of the LionForge Animation Oscar winning team in the Short Animation category for ‘Hair Love’ in 2020 and was nominated for a Grammy for his production with Bone Thugs N Harmony. Additionally, he spent more than 30 years under the guidance and
working with Clarence Avant, the subject of Netflix’s documentary ‘Black Godfather.’ Thomas is also co-founder and chief creative officer of Crowdaa, founder and CEO of Do Something Athletic (DSA), and co-Founder and chief creative officer of HeyFans!.

Ana Rothwell is the founder of Rothwell Productions and a strategic connector. She specializes in helping companies increase profits and fan engagement as well as build strategic partnerships. She has more than 18 years of experience working closely with global leaders of Fortune 500 organizations in technology, entertainment, sports and the environment with clients including Lion Forge Labs, Warner Bros, AEG, Disneyland Resorts, Nat Geo, Volcom and many others. She is also the founder of the Leaders of Environmental Action Films (LEAF) project which empowers youth to be environmental leaders through the powerful art of film, music, fashion, sports and technology.

As partners and advisors to WaitTime, Thomas and Rothwell will bring their combined experience in technology, sports and entertainment to WaitTime, which is being used by venues, including Mall of America, Dodger Stadium and Empower Field at Mile High, among others.

“We see WaitTime as one of the most innovative and relevant technologies in entertainment today, given the heightened need not only for venues to optimize fan experience, but also remain cognizant of crowd capacities in light of COVID,” said Thomas. “We’re looking forward to partnering with Zachary and his team to bring this solution to more entertainment venues in the coming months.”

WaitTime uses highly sophisticated artificial intelligence to precisely count the number of people in a given area and determine whether they are passing through or waiting in line. This information is made available to fans via in-stadium signage and mobile apps. WaitTime also provides detailed analytics stadium operators can use to create efficiencies and provide better fan experiences.

“The addition of Jimmy and Ana as strategic partners to WaitTime expands our vision to bring together leaders in technology, entertainment and sports. We’re looking forward to having them work alongside our existing partners as we continue to innovate entertainment experiences,” said Zachary Klima, founder and CEO of WaitTime.

For more information, visit TheWaitTimes.com.



Costa Kladianos

Senior Sports Technology Leader with over 20 years experience in the industry.