Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

ASM Global unveils international leadership team

ASM Global unveils international leadership team
October 26, 2019

Bob Newman, President and Chief Executive of ASM Global, has unveiled the executive leadership team tasked with steering the world’s largest venue management company.

ASM - formed earlier this month upon the merger of SMG and AEG Facilities – operates more than 300 arenas, stadia and other large venues on five continents, and employs 61,000 staff. Its portfolio includes the likes of the O2 and Manchester Arena in the UK, the Stockholm Globe arenas in Sweden, Mercedes-Benz Arena and Barclaycard Arena in Germany, Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai, Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney and Staples Center in Los Angeles, with venues under construction in Buenos Aires, Seoul, Moscow and Bangkok.

Newman, formerly President of AEG Facilities, advised “since closing the merger two weeks ago, our top priority has been to ensure that we have the right leadership in place to advance our priorities and growth strategies focused on creating the best experience for our clients, guests and staff across all venues.

“We are honoured that the executives we are announcing today represent the very top industry professionals, who will collectively lead our new company and global teams as we reinforce and expand our venue management services and capabilities.”

Executives include John Sharkey, formerly Executive Vice-President (EVP) of European operations for SMG, who will hold the same role at ASM; Harvey Lister, the former Chief Executive of AEG Ogden, who will continue to oversee venues in Asia and Australasia as Chief Executive of ASM Asia Pacific; and newly appointed Chief Financial Officer Mark Rozells, who will oversee financial planning, accounting and mergers and acquisitions.

Effective immediately, the full ASM Global Executive Team is as follows:

Shaun Beard, Senior Vice President of Food and Beverage
Beard will oversee ASM’s North American and European F&B operations, including Savor, Premier and CGC Event Caterers

Gregg Caren, EVP of Sales and Business Development, Convention Centers
The former EVP of convention centers for SMG, Caren is tasked with acquiring new convention and exhibition center accounts, as well as developing sales initiatives to drive events to the company’s existing portfolio

Shauna Elvin, EVP of Global Talent
Previously Senior Vice President of Human Resources for SMG, Elvin been promoted to EVP of global talent, overseeing HR, staffing and employee retention, benefits, compensation, training and diversity strategy

Richard Krezwick, Chief Commercial Officer
Krezwick, ex- Senior Vice President for AEG Facilities, will oversee the company’s “commercialization strategy and the cross-functional adoption of new services, products and technologies”

Harvey Lister, Chairman and Chief Executive of ASM Asia Pacific
“Utilising his unmatched industry experience”, Lister, formerly of AEG Ogden, will continue to oversee ASM’s portfolio of business activities in Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the Middle East

Bob McClintock, EVP of Convention Centres
McClintock, the former Senior Vice President of Convention Centres for SMG, has been promoted to EVP of the same division at ASM, leading the global operations of the company’s convention and exhibition venues business

Mark Rozells, Chief Financial Officer
Rozells brings, according to ASM, “strong financial and operational management experience to the position”. Previous career experience includes spells as EVP and Chief Executive for Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, and in senior finance and strategy roles at Liberty Media, Starwood Hotels and the Walt Disney Company

John Sharkey, EVP of European operations
Sharkey will continue in the same role as at SMG, with focus on “maximising positive results” across all ASM’s European venue and F&B operations, as well as supporting and implementing the company’s business development initiatives across the continent

Chuck Steedman, EVP of Strategy and Business Development, Arenas and Stadia
Steedman previously served as chief operating and development officer for AEG Facilities. He’s responsible for “identifying, evaluating and implementing global account acquisition growth strategies for ASM’s arena and stadium accounts”

Doug Thornton, Senior Vice President of Arenas, Stadia and Theatres
Thornton, lately EVP of stadia and arenas for SMG, expands his role to include ASM’s entire portfolio of arenas, stadia and theatres, directing the operations and financial performance of the division

Newman added “we are confident that this impressive team will accelerate our momentum as we look to invest in innovations that bring new ASM Global services, solutions and technologies to our clients.

“The team’s depth of leadership will also enable us to advance our mission to realise the potential of the world’s greatest places, spaces and events by driving revenue generation and operational excellence that will allow us to take our industry to the next level.”

Image (from left): Harvey Lister, John Sharkey and Mark Rozells.

Related Articles

8th October 2019 - ASM Global appoints new General Manager at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre

3rd October 2019 - New ASM Global expands operations in Australia

1st October 2019 - AEG Facilities and SMG complete merger to become ASM Global

23rd September 2019 - AEG Ogden’s Harvey Lister expresses frustrations at delays with Brisbane Live precinct

16th September 2019 - Facility manager AEG Ogden transitions to ASM Global (Asia Pacific) brand

16th September 2019 - Harvey Lister open to partnership to build new Gold Coast entertainment arena

9th August 2019 - Harvey Lister: Cairns Convention Centre expansion great news for north Queensland

23rd April 2019 - AEG Ogden appoints new General Manager for the Darwin Convention Centre

11th February 2019 - AEG Ogden Chairman Harvey Lister excited at being part of new ASM Global venues business

8th February 2019 - AEG Facilities and SMG announce merger to create global venue management giant

31st January 2019 - Qudos Bank Arena welcomes more than a million people in 2018

16th July 2018 - Australasian venues strong performers in Pollstar’s Mid-Year concert rankings

19th May 2017 - AEG Facilities accounts for 50% of ticket sales in top 10 global arenas


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

revolutioniseSPORT

revolutioniseSPORT is the emerging market leader in online club management in Australia. Whether it is memberships, registrations, events, online sales or governance tools - revolutioniseSPORT is the…

read more

Recreation / Sport / Technology

 
 

Perfect Gym

Perfect Gym Solutions is a software as a service (SaaS) solution purpose-built to service the fitness industry, with over 1000 clients servicing over 2 million gym members across 40 countries making…

read more

Access / Fitness / Marketing / Recreation / Technology

 
 

Anti Wave International

Anti Wave International is the original suppliers of top performance swim, aquatic sports, leisure and pool programming equipment. Founded in 1971, Anti Wave International is proud of its…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Sport

 
 

Felton Industries

Felton Industries is Australia’s leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of quality outdoor furniture and has been supplying premium seating solutions for all sporting, commercial, community…

read more

Parks / Play / Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 

APT Asia Pacific Pty Ltd

APT (Advanced Polymer Technology) is the leading global manufacturer of polyurethane-based materials, acrylic coatings and synthetic turf products for sporting and recreational applications. From…

read more

Environment / Sport / Surfaces / Technology

 
 

BH Fitness

BH Fitness, part of the long-standing and iconic bike manufacturer BH Group, is a global leader in fitness equipment for both Commercial and Home markets. The company, with the headquarters based in…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Humanforce

Humanforce is a global provider of workforce management solutions for companies who need flexibility to manage complex workforces. Companies use Humanforce to manage everything from time and…

read more

Hospitality / Retail / Technology / Venues

 
 

GLADSTONE MRM

Gladstone Health & Leisure (Gladstone MRM Pty Ltd Australia) is a leading supplier of leisure management and fitness software and is endorsed by leading health and fitness professionals and…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology / Venues

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business