Live Nation has appointed former Goldenvoice executive Lesley Olenik as its new vice president of touring for its US concerts division.
Olenik, who will report to Omar Al-Joulani, senior vice-president of touring, most recently served as senior vice president of talent buying for Goldenvoice, where she booked and produced concerts throughout California, including highlights such as Adele’s eight-show run at The Staples Center, four performances by Flume at Shrine Expo Hall, and two editions of Radiohead at Shrine Auditorium.
Olenik also curated talent, oversaw marketing strategies and managed production expenses for festivals including Festival Supreme, The L.A. Bluegrass Situation, Fool’s Gold Day Off and Low End Theory.
Earlier in her career, Olenik held posts as the director of talent buying for Nederlander Concerts, and talent buyer for Viejas Entertainment.
Live Nation said the recruitment of Olenik is linked to the company’s ambitious plans within the concerts sector, which saw a 34-per-cent year-on-year rise in revenue in Q2 2017.
“With a deep knowledge of the industry and an innate ability to connect with artists, Lesley is the perfect addition to help lead our touring group as we continue to meet the growing demand for concerts,” said Al-Joulani.
“We’re extremely happy she decided to make the jump to Live Nation and can’t wait to see what she accomplishes as part of the world’s leading live entertainment team.”