About Circo Enterprises
Circo Enterprises has been in the commercial, industrial and office real estate business for over 50 years. Circo Enterprises and its wholly owned affiliates, CSI and Pacific Realty own dozens of Properties throughout the heartland of America. Today, we invest in, with our own funds, and manage properties that we own 100%.
Circo Enterprises was formed by the merger of Circo Realty, Circo Leasing, and DPC Properties. These companies are owned by our CEO, Dennis Circo, and have acquired commercial, industrial, and retail properties since the 1980s.
For decades, we have been a family-owned business. Our dedication to streamlining the process of commercial real estate, leasing, and property management has made us a force to be reckoned with and a quality source for your organization’s needs. Our strong relationships with financial institutions and the community, as well as our devotion to the latest strategies and knowledge, give us the edge in everything we do.
The Circo Enterprises team is the core of our success. Without these individuals, we could not create the relationships, plans, and pure devotion to our vision.
Founder, Chairman, & CEO
Dennis Paul Circo is Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Circo Enterprises. Prior to that, Mr. Circo held the positions of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Precision Industries. During his tenure at Precision Industries, Precision expanded from 16 Midwestern locations to over 160 locations throughout North America, Canada, and Mexico, with export operations worldwide. Annual revenues grew from $27MM to approximately $300MM. At that time, Precision Industries was the largest family-owned industrial distributor of its kind globally.
Executive Vice President
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Patrick Garrison. I have been a Circo Enterprises associate for 10 years; the last 2 years as the Executive Vice President. Before joining Circo Enterprises, I owned a landscape construction company and worked for 15 years in the golf course turf management industry in Omaha. I enjoy working on my car, going to car shows, bowling, golf, and home improvement projects around the house. My wife Lisa and I have 4 grown children and enjoy spending time with our two puggles, Rex and Herbie.
Chief Financial Officer
My name is Barbara Kay. I have been with Circo Enterprises for just over 10 years. I was initially hired as the Controller and later moved into the position of Chief Financial Officer. My experience includes over 30 years in the accounting profession. I hold a BSBA degree in accounting and an MBA from the University of Nebraska Omaha, and have also obtained CPA certification with the State of Nebraska.
My name is Theresa Sanchez. I am the Controller with Circo Enterprises. Over the last 20 years, I have worked in every area of accounting. I enjoy the variety of duties and processes. I am a Nebraska woman, and a huge Husker fan.
Senior Vice President of Administrative Services
My name is Mary Shaffar. I have been with the Circo family for over 42 years and have held many positions throughout the years. I started as a part-time associate and went on from there to hold positions as Receptionist, Administrative Assistant, Assistant to the CEO, and currently hold the position of Vice President of Administrative Services.
Senior Executive Administrative Assistant
My name is Diane Harding. I have been with the Circo family for over 20 years. I started as a part-time associate and currently hold the position of Senior Administrative Assistant to Circo Enterprises CEO, Dennis Circo. In my spare time, I enjoy all outdoor activities and watching my grandchildren play soccer, baseball, go swimming, and taking walks. My husband, Jacob, and I have been married for 35 years and enjoy motorcycles and spending time outdoors.
Amy Hoshaw is the new property manager of the Enterprise Center and a new resident to Nebraska as well. With previous experience in property management and an active NE Realtor® she hopes to use her expertise to become a trustworthy resource for you and your businesses.
Front Lobby Receptionist
I am recently retired and wanted to work part time. I am involved with the 70th Infantry Division Association “Trailblazers”. I enjoy embroidery, gardening, hiking, reading and over the years have traveled in Europe and the Mid-East. I love spending time with family and friends.
Personal Assistant to the CEO
Andrea has a B.S. in Public Relations from Northwest Missouri State University.
Her background includes time in staffing, non-profit fundraising and corporate training.
She is a native Nebraskan and is busy raising her two school age boys in Elkhorn.
My name is Connor Lewis, and I recently started as a Marketing Intern. With previous experience in marketing, I was very eager to get started with Circo Enterprises. My entire life has been spent living in Nebraska and hope to keep it that way. In my free time, I enjoy watching football and spending time with family. My Fiancée, Isabelle, and I are expected to get married in 2021 and enjoy traveling whenever possible.
I was retired and wanted a part time job. I have been with Circo Enterprises almost three years. I was a construction superintendent for twenty-five years for a major construction company in Omaha. I enjoy going to car shows, bowling, and there’s always something to do around the house. My wife Nancy and I have three grown children.
My name is Torey Beare, I was born and raised in Detroit, MI. I have a passion for hospitality and love to assist guests. I am so excited to join this team and make memorable experiences.
I work the lands and property for Circo Enterprise. I specialize in Permaculture and Organic Gardening. Helping the company’s mission for providing healthy, high quality food is a dear passion of mine. I enjoy listening, writing and playing acoustic music in free time.
Assistant to the CEO/Head of Security
Hello, I am Gary Anderson, the assistant to the CEO and head security. I have been with Circo Enterprise for 1 year. I have an extensive background in law enforcement and am a Marine Veteran. I have been married to my wife for 29 years and have 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren. I enjoy doing woodwork and spending time outdoors during my spare time.
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Being a part of the entertainment/media industry was always on the back of Matt’s mind, even as a kid watching giant monster movies on the big screen and creating his own with action figures and a personal camera. Matt took a great interest in video editing as he entered his freshman year at DePaul University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in film and television. He currently works as a creative team member for 7×7 Productions.
From stage, to tech booth, to home studio, Shannon’s journey in the entertainment/media industry has equipped him with the knowledge and skills to be a well-experienced asset for any project. Since he was a kid, Shannon’s inspiration came from listening to movie scores from famous composers, like James Horner and Hans Zimmer, as well as try to replicate sound effects from iconic movies, such as the Star Wars and Jurassic Park Sagas. With two bachelor’s degrees, audio production (Full Sail University) and acting and directing for the stage (Chadron State College), he has made an imprint in the Omaha, Nebraska, theatre community, short-film maker community, and local churches. Shannon thrives on recording, creating music, and post-production editing for both sound and film. He is proficient with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Pro Tools (AVID Certified), and Logic Pro.
Tyler joined the Circo Enterprises Team in August of 2020 to assist with extensive research, review correlational studies, and collaborate on special projects in support of the CEO. Tyler has an Associate’s in Legal Studies and is working on becoming a certified paralegal in Nebraska. Gardening, photography, and kayaking keeps him busy in his free time.
Ishma Valenti is an award-winning filmmaker who focuses on making films with content pertaining to social justice issues and relationships between peoples of different demographics. Ishma, born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, is fascinated with stories of his native state. Aside from directing independent films, Ishma is a nonprofit coordinator and works to make an impact in his community by helping to co-draft legislative bills, organizing reform policies, and connecting the community to resources.
“I’ve always wanted to have a positive impact on the world, to inspire people to do great things… everyone watches television and movies on the big screen. That’s where I can make the most impact I believe.”
Ishma has a clear and concise motive, as a husband and a father of three children he juggles his time while literally and figuratively wearing many hats. “Multi-tasking is in my nature, it’s the only way I know how to function in life!”
Property Manager, Circo’s Luxury Property Group Portfolio in Sedona
With extensive hospitality and property management experience from around the world, a love of the outdoors and everything Sedona has to offer, I’m an extension of the great customer service and support you’ll find from the team based in Omaha. I love meeting new people and ensuring they have memorable experiences at Circo’s properties.