LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — AEG Presents has promoted Gary Gersh to the role of President AEG Presents Global Touring and Talent
Gersh, who previously served as President of Global Talent since joining AEG in 2015, will assume oversight of all aspects of AEG Presents’ worldwide touring operations and talent relations, the company said.
Before joining AEG, Gersh founded the management company The Artists Organization and helped to found EMI America Records.
AEG also announced that veteran industry executive Rich Schaefer has joined the company’s Global Touring division as a Senior Vice President of Global Touring, and Rich Holtzman would be joining as Sr. Vice President of Artist Development and Marketing.
In addition to Schaefer and Holtzman, rounding out the senior management team for the new Global Touring division are long-time AEG Presents executives Larry Vallon, Executive Vice President; Debra Rathwell, Senior Vice President; Ali Harnell, Senior Vice President; Bobby Reynolds, Senior Vice President; and Cody Lauzier, Vice President/General Manager of Global Touring.
Based in New York, Schaefer most recently was co-founder/partner of LoyalT Management, where he managed artists including Chromeo, Lord Huron, Animal Collective, Sigrid and Aurora. Previous gigs for Schaefer include The Artists Organization, where he worked with John Legend, Lenny Kravitz, Soundgarden and Tears For Fears.
Holtman, the longtime manager of Portugal, The Man, has also done stints in senior roles at indie labels and most recently served as an executive at StubHub, where he changed their music agenda to work more closely with artists and their teams. Holtzman will be based in Los Angeles.
AEG Presents also announced several current employees will be transitioning into the new Global Touring division including Nicole Neal, who has been promoted to VP of Marketing, and Jonny Shuman, Global Talent Buyer, who worked most recently for AEG Presets Rocky Mountains and will now be an L.A.-based talent buyer.
Additionally, Global Talent Buyers Rob Owens, Elliot Lefkowitz and Casey McCabe will now work within the Global Touring division along with Lindsay Dworman, who has been promoted to Touring Coordinator.
AEG-owned brands including Goldenvoice, Bowery Presents, Concerts West, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts LTD, and Madison House Presents will continue to operate separately, as part of AEG Presents.