LOS ANGELES, CA — ASM Global, formed via the merger of AEG Facilities and SMG, manages a portfolio of more than 300 arenas, stadiums, convention centers and performing arts centers across five continents. Recently, the company announced its new executive leadership team that will report to President and CEO of ASM Global, Bob Newman.
“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,” said Newman. “We are honored 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.”
Effective immediately, ASM’s executive leadership team includes:
Mark Rozells, Chief Financial Officer – Rozells will join ASM and lead the company’s global finance organization. In addition, he will lead ASM’s corporate development and strategy, including M&A activities and new revenue generation. Prior to this appointment, he spent his career focused on the hospitality and entertainment industries and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, and in senior finance and strategy roles at Liberty Media, Starwood Hotels and The Walt Disney Company.
Chuck Steedman, Executive Vice President Strategy and Business Development, Arenas and Stadiums – Steedman, who previously served as the Chief Operating and Development Officer for AEG Facilities, will be responsible for identifying, evaluating and implementing global account acquisition growth strategies for ASM’s arena and stadium accounts. Additionally, he will utilize his diverse senior executive level industry experience and relationships to identify and execute strategic opportunities and partnerships that will expand ASM’s vertical and horizontal lines of business.
Gregg Caren, Executive Vice President Sales and Business Development, Convention Centers – An industry veteran and former EVP Convention Centers for SMG, Caren will be responsible for leading the company’s strategic efforts around acquiring new convention and exhibition center accounts, as well as developing global sales initiatives that drive events to the company’s existing portfolio. In this capacity, Caren will identify new domestic and international market opportunities, execute expansion strategies to better service clients, and foster innovative partnerships.
Doug Thornton, Executive Vice President Arena, Stadia and Theaters – Expanding his role to include ASM’s entire portfolio of arenas, stadia and theaters, Thornton will direct the operations and financial performance of this division. In this role, Thornton will support the identification of new service delivery models that are unique to each venue type and specific to each geographic region. In addition, he will oversee ASM’s event content and innovation team’s effort in driving events to the venue portfolio.
Richard Krezwick, Chief Commercial Officer – Industry veteran and former Senior Vice President for AEG Facilities, Krezwick will oversee the company’s commercialization strategy and the cross-functional adoption of new services, products and technologies. In addition, Krezwick will oversee global sales and revenue generation activities that leverage the company’s differentiated capabilities to better service its existing arena and stadium clients.
Shauna Elvin, Executive Vice President, Global Talent – Elvin, previously Senior Vice President of Human Resources for SMG, has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Global Talent. In this position, Elvin’s responsibilities include human resources; workforce planning, staffing and retention; organizational development; compensation and benefits; training; diversity and inclusion strategies; and employee engagement activities.
Bob McClintock, Executive Vice President, Convention Centers – McClintock, former Senior Vice President, Convention Centers for SMG, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Convention Centers for ASM. In this role, he will lead and direct the global operations and financial performance of the company’s convention center and exhibition division. Additionally, he will work closely with the company’s portfolio of convention and exhibition centers to implement innovative ways to better serve the company’s clients.
John Sharkey, Executive Vice President European Operations – Industry veteran Sharkey will continue in the same role, with focus on maximizing the positive results across all ASM European venue and food and beverage operations. Additionally, he will develop strategies to support and implement ASM’s business development activities in Europe. He will continue to lead all aspects of the company’s planning, customer service and growth expansion initiatives across the region.
Harvey Lister, Chairman and CEO, ASM Asia Pacific – Former Chairman and CEO of AEG Ogden, Lister will continue to oversee ASM’s growing portfolio of business activities in Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the Middle East regions. In this capacity, he will be responsible for growing the ASM brand and scaling the company’s regional operations across multiple venue, service and technology initiatives.
Shaun Beard, Senior Vice President Food and Beverage – Continuing his oversight of ASM’s North America and European based food and beverage operations including Savor, Premier and CGC Event Caterers, Beard will further the brand’s leading innovations and focus on delivery of locally tailored food and beverage experiences. Beard will also lead the expansion of the division’s current offerings via strategic partnerships and acquisitions.