Electronic music event producer LiveStyle has hired Neil Ryan as its senior vice president and head of North America production.

LiveStyle recruited Ryan from his own firm, NRG Productions, whose clients include Goldenvoice/AEG Presents, which runs the main-stage production for Coachella, Stagecoach, Desert Trip and Arroyo Seco, and CID Presents, which promotes ‘destination’ music festivals in Mexico’s Riviera Maya.

Executive vice president and chief financial officer of LiveStyle, Chuck Ciongoli, said: “Neil is exceptionally experienced and will be a valued addition to the LiveStyle team. His professionalism and hands-on approach is second to none. We are incredibly fortunate to have Neil on our team.”

Previously, Ryan was director of production, north-east, for AEG Live for more than 10 years, where he worked with LiveStyle president and chief executive Randy Phillips.

Phillips said: “While running AEG Live, I had the pleasure of working with Neil and saw first-hand his depth of expertise in the live event/production space. He adds to LiveStyle’s exceptional staff as we continue to bring on the best and the brightest.”

Ryan added: “After years of working with some of the best people in the music industry across all musical genres, I am excited to be reunited with Randy and to be working with the team at LiveStyle.”

LiveStyle produces and promotes single and multiday electronic music festivals across North America, Europe, South America, Australia and Asia. Its festivals include Tomorrowland, Mysteryland, Electric Zoo, Hard Bass, Amsterdam Open Air, Life in Color and rock event Rock in Rio.

Image: NRG Productions