Brian E. Becker is an entertainment industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience building and managing worldwide live entertainment businesses.
From 2000 to 2005 Becker served as Chairman and CEO of Clear Channel Entertainment, the world's leading producer and promoter of live entertainment events, as well as the world's largest owner and operator of event venues, managing acquisitions and operations in the music, theater, motor sports, exhibitions, properties and sports agency businesses. During his tenure, Becker was named one of the 100 Most Powerful People in Entertainment by "Entertainment Weekly" Magazine for four consecutive years.
Prior to SFX Entertainment's sale to Clear Channel Communications in 2000, Becker served as Executive Vice President and Director of SFX Entertainment, and was involved in the development and implementation of corporate strategies and operations, including the acquisition and integration of more than 40 of the world's most successful live entertainment companies.
From 1996 to 1998, Becker served as CEO and President of PACE Entertainment Corporation, which at the time was the largest diversified live entertainment company in the world.
Becker received a Bachelor's degree from Stanford University and his MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles. He serves on the Community in Schools, Gibson Guitar Corporation and the Alpha-1 Foundation boards of directors, as well as other advisory boards.
Under Becker's management, PACE/SFX/CCE: established leading national networks in each of the music (amphitheaters), specialized motor sports, and theatrical (subscription series) industries; produced major rock tours (Madonna, The Rolling Stones and U2) and Tony Award-winning Broadway theater (The Producers, The Who's Tommy); managed star athletes (Michael Jordan, Andre Agassi and Pedro Martinez); and developed venues (The Boston Opera House, The Tweeter Center of Philadelphia/Camden).
Scott Zeiger has been producing and presenting live entertainment events and has been an industry leader for over 20 years.
In 2005 Zeiger founded and served as Chairman and CEO of Clear Channel Entertainment's newly formed Productions Group. As head of CCEPG, he developed new intellectual properties and extended the Company's content portfolio; several of these properties are now a part of BASE Entertainment. Prior to forming this new division, Zeiger served as CEO of CCE's North American Theatrical division from 2000 to 2005.
Prior to its acquisition by Clear Channel Entertainment, Zeiger served as President of SFX Theatrical Group from 1998 to 2000 and managed a period of sustained growth in the Company's international acquisition and producing efforts. During his tenure, SFX Theatrical Group became one of the largest theatrical companies in the world.
As a founding executive of PACE Theatrical Group in 1983 until the Company's acquisition by SFX Entertainment, Zeiger served in several capacities, from Vice President of Marketing to President, and was involved in the formation of the North America's first and largest nationwide circuit of Broadway theatrical subscription programs, through the renovation and operation of legitimate theatres; the acquisition and development of new subscription markets; the formation of partnerships with leading performing arts institutions and the supervision of the company's extensive producing and investment efforts.
Zeiger began his live entertainment career as a regional marketing director for Ringling Brothers' Barnum & Bailey Circus and the Walt Disney Ice Shows upon graduation from the University of Florida, where he produced events as an undergraduate and graduate student in the business school.
Zeiger has earned five Tony Awards as a producer and many others for his productions. He sits on the executive committee of the League of American Theatres and Producers and the Tony Management Committee. Zeiger's portfolio of productions includes: The Who's Tommy, The Producers, Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Blue Man Group Toronto, and Phantom The Las Vegas Spectacular at The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas; and his legitimate theater venue developments include The Hilton Theater on Broadway in New York, The Boston Opera House, and The Baltimore Hippodrome Theater.
Kris Anderson received his BA, MBA and JD from Ohio State University. He has enjoyed a significant career in M&A, corporate finance and business development. Highlights include: head of business development, site development and construction worldwide for Abercrombie and Fitch; head of business development for worldwide divestures and acquisitions for Burdon's (a KKR portfolio company); and co-founder of a Columbus-based private equity fund.
David Collins is an accomplished financial executive with over 20 years of experience in a broad range of industries. He has significant experience building, strengthening, and leading finance departments of public and private corporations in various start-up, turnaround, and stable situations.
Prior to joining BASE Collins was Senior Vice President / CFO of Sterling Chemicals, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals, where he was responsible for all finance, accounting and business development functions. Under his tenure as CFO, Sterling successfully executed a merger/sale of Sterling to Eastman Chemical. From 2003 to 2009 Collins was the CFO of Petrosearch Energy Corporation, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company, where he was responsible for all accounting, finance and administrative functions of the company. Under his tenure as CFO, Petrosearch raised over $50 million in capital and successfully executed a merger/sale of Petrosearch to Double Eagle Petroleum.
Collins began his career with Ernst and Young in New York City and is a CPA with comprehensive, in-depth experience across all corporate finance, accounting, treasury, and financial management functions.
Faith Clary has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial insurance, media/communications and live entertainment industries. Clary's career has been focused on human resources, office management, payroll processing, benefit plan administration and management of executive corporate offices. Clary joined Clear Channel Entertainment in 2000 to manage the Office of the Chairman. From 1995-2000, Clary worked for Metro Networks, managing the Office of the Chairman and managing payroll, benefits and human resources for the Chairman's personal staff. Prior to 1995, Clary worked in the commercial insurance industry, managing a team of claim administrators for Highlands Insurance Company, who insured companies such as KBR and Halliburton.
Milan Rokic heads up BASE Entertainment Asia headquartered in Singapore. This new division of BASE has the exclusive management rights of two new theaters at the magnificent Marina Bay Sands Resort recently completed by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. In addition to presenting a variety of productions in Singapore, BASE Asia is actively pursuing a variety of entertainment projects throughout the region.
Rokic is respected as a specialist in theatrical entertainment in the Asia Pacific market following a 9 year career at Cirque du Soleil as Vice President Marketing for the region. During his time at Cirque du Soleil, Rokic was responsible for launching their resident shows at the Venetian Macau and at Tokyo Disney resort as well as promoting the touring productions in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, China and Dubai.
Rokic was responsible for securing major regional and global sponsorships for Cirque du Soleil as well as implementing their tailor made electronic ticketing system and devising sales and marketing strategies that not only delivered millions of patrons but also developed new markets.
Prior to Cirque du Soleil, Rokic worked for a variety of sports and entertainment companies delivering sales and marketing services for the likes of Really Useful Group, Disney On Ice, The Wiggles and major Australian sports franchises.