Live Nation Names SVP Of Interactive Technology

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — In a newly created position, Live Nation has named Dave Kochbeck senior vice president of Interactive Technology. Based in San Francisco, Kochbeck will be responsible for strategic development of Live Nation's online presence.

Prior to joining Live Nation, Kochbeck was the head of Technology for Friendster, the first major online social networking service, where he oversaw the expansion of that service from 13 million to 26 million registered users. He also served as national director of Information Technology for Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign, where he and his team developed and deployed the first major candidate blog and implemented the first significant online fundraising effort. –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner