Major Shakeup At EDM Giant SFX Entertainment
Robert Sillerman's SFX Entertainment has announced the formation of a new management team to oversee the company's media, creative, e-commerce and event operations. In the revised structure, Joseph Rascoff will assume the mantle of Chairman of Live Entertainment as well as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Paul Greenberg, previously President of SFX, will leave the organization.
SFX's EVP and CFO Richard Rosenstein has been appointed to also serve as Chief Administrative Officer, with his expanded portfolio including responsibility for human resources, information technology and administration.
SFX CEO Duncan Stutterheim will oversee the company's European operations and will continue to serve on the steering committee.
SFX President Timothy Crowhurst will take over supervision of the company's media operations, including brand partnerships and the digital music store Beatport.
Chris Stephenson will continue in the role of Chief Marketing Officer with leadership of FX1, SFX’s in-house creative agency, content strategy and account management.
Ritty Van Straalen will become COO. The former COO and CEO of ID&T, most recently served as Managing Director of ID&T North America, where he successfully brought the TomorrowWorld, Sensation, Mysteryland and Q-Dance franchises to the North American market from Europe.
Jacob Smid, previously VP Operations at ID&T North America, will fill van Straalen’s former position as Managing Director of SFX North America.
Dror Erez, one of the founders of Totem Love, operator of the Stereosonic festival tour, will assume the role of head of SFX Australia.
Shelly Finkel assumes the role of Chairman of Strategy and Development, vacating his role as Vice Chairman.
Ritty van Straalen (COO), Timothy J. Crowhurst (President), Chris Stephenson (CMO) and Richard Rosenstein (CFO and CAO) will head up the newly formed executive management group reporting to Robert F.X. Sillerman (Chairman and CEO). – via Celebrity Access