We round up the latest movements from the ticketing sector and associated industries…
Live Entertainment company AEG Presents has appointed Brett Williams (pictured left) as senior vice-president of global touring and talent.
His role will prioritise identifying, signing and booking talent for the division.
AEG Presents’ president of global touring and talent Gary Gersh said: “Brett brings an incredible breadth of knowledge and experience to the position. His management background, keen eye for spotting and developing talent, and superb artist relations skills are perfectly aligned with our core strategy. I’m thrilled he’s joining the team.”
Prior to joining AEG, Williams spent 15 years at Los Angeles-based management company Monotone as general manager. He worked with artists such as Foster the People and LCD Soundsystem.
Williams added: “I’m thrilled to be joining such a well-respected and innovative company, and look forward to working with Gary and the entire Global Touring and Talent team, who are best in class.
“I started my career in music because of my obsession with artists, and the company’s mission mirrors my own – namely to build, support and serve world-class artists and their vision.”
Another division of AEG, AEG Global Partnerships, has also appointed a new vice-president, AEG global portfolio sales, in the form of Ingrid Petri.
Petri will work out of AEG’s New York office and will report to Nick Baker, chief operating officer and Andrew Klein, managing director, both AEG Global Partnerships.
Baker said: “Ingrid is both an outstanding and valuable addition to our global partnerships team as she brings a deep understanding of sports and entertainment along with a proven ability to secure world-class partnerships that deliver meaningful results for brands.”
Prior to joining AEG, Petri spent eight years with the National Basketball Association (NBA) as associate vice-president of business development and global partnerships.
Elsewhere, Oak View Group (OVG) has announced that Marcus Kroulik (pictured right) has joined as vice-president of ticketing for Southern California’s Acrisure Arena, which is due to open in 2022 and will be the future home of NHL franchise, Coachella Valley Firebirds.
Kroulike will begin his role immediately and will report to John Bolton, senior vice-president, entertainment – facilities and general manager, Acrisure Arena.
Bolton said: “We are thrilled to welcome Marcus to the Acrisure Arena team. Marcus has been a steadfast leader in his roles with both the Target Center in Minneapolis and the Florida Panthers.
“His skillset with both arena and team ticketing is critical to our success, and he will play a key role as we begin to make preparations for tickets to go on sale in the coming months for our first events.”
Temple University has appointed Kris Hourin as assistant athletics director of ticket operations, and has promoted Shawn Gill to ticket sales and operations coordinator.
Deputy director of athletics Craig Angelos said: “I would like to welcome Kris Hourin to the Temple Athletics Family as assistant athletics director of ticket operations. He brings a wealth of experience in ticket operations in the Philadelphia sports market and will be a valuable addition to our staff.
“I am also happy to announce the promotion of Shawn Gill to a more expanded role as a ticket sales and operations coordinator. This move will help bolster our ticket operation, and in the process enhance the Temple fan experience.”
Hourin has previous experience as operations manager for National Hockey League (NHL)s Philadelphia Flyers and lacrosse team Philadelphia Wings.
Jack Rubin has left Tessitura Network, the company he co-founded and helped to build over the last 20 years, in a planned exit.
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