LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Creative Artists Agency announced that industry veteran Steve Hasker has been appointed CEO of the recently structured CAA Global.
In his new role which he will start in early 2018, Hasker will oversee the interconnection of CAA’s talent representation business, with its other business operations and investments. He will also join CAA’s board of directors, and oversee the company’s strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, principal investing, and corporate development initiatives, as well as the company’s data strategy, CAA said.
CAA Global includes assets such as CAA China, a joint venture with CMC Capital Partners; Evolution Media, CAA’s merchant bank, founded in 2008; CAA Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund with 45 portfolio companies; and Vancouver-based Creative Labs, which builds consumer-facing technology, media and entertainment “experiences.”
Before joining the CAA team, Hasker was Global President and Chief Operating Officer of Nielsen Holdings PLC, where he oversaw all of Nielsen’s commercial, data, and product-related activities for both the media and consumer businesses.
Prior to joining Nielsen in 2009, Hasker served as a partner in McKinsey & Company’s Global Media, Entertainment, and Information practice, and served in a number of financial roles in the U.S., Russia, and Australia.