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).
Tim Ward is Managing Partner of M-Street Ventures, LLC, a firm he founded to advise middle-market and family-owned businesses on matters pertaining to corporate finance, strategic planning, M&A, and business development.
Over a 12-year period, Tim served in progressive financial leadership roles at Univision Radio, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Spanish-language media giant Univision Communications, Inc. From 2004 to 2011, he was Sr. Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, providing corporate and financial guidance over one of the leading radio groups in the country, with 70+ radio stations across 17 markets. Tim was Vice President & Treasurer of Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation, which merged with Univision and became Univision Radio. In this role, he was responsible for the company’s treasury and cash management functions, investor relations, banking relationships, and led its finance, planning and analysis. Other positions held since his joining the company in 2000 include Assistant Treasurer and Sr. Financial Analyst.
From 1995 to 1998, Tim held financial management positions at AMFM, Inc. (currently iHeart Media), primarily responsible for financial modeling, due diligence, and integration of acquired radio stations, as lead analyst of M&A transactions.
Prior to AMFM, Tim was Financial Reporting Manager and Assistant Treasurer at The Associates (currently Citigroup) and was a Staff Auditor at KPMG, LLP. He twice served as a Research Fellow at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in Washington, DC. Tim holds a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and an MBA from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University (SMU), where he has been honored as a Distinguished Young Alumnus. He is a member of Fellowship Bible Church-Dallas and is involved in various civic activities, serving on the boards of the West Dallas Community School and the Perot Museum of Nature & Science, among other activities.
Mark Maluso is a veteran manager, agent and producer from New York who has been associated with many of the world’s notable artists, ensembles and presenting organizations. His early career centered largely on the representation of opera singers, conductors and stage directors as well as instrumentalists and the touring of symphony orchestras and attractions. At IMG (Mark McCormack Group of Companies) he created and developed the agency’s attraction business with the signing of the KODO Drummers of Japan and produced the world’s first martial arts production with the Shaolin Monks from China (The Shaolin Warriors). As President of CAMI Ventures, LLC (in partnership with Ronald Wilford, Chairman of CAMI), he executive produced the Off-Broadway production of JUMP, a comedic martial arts show from South Korea which ran for nearly a year in New York’s Union Square Theatre and toured internationally. He conceived of and executive produced Drumline Live, the first staged theatrical presentation of Historical Black College and University marching bands based on the acclaimed film Drumline. He managed the renowned saxophonist Branford Marsalis for over ten years and produced and managed the first multi-media concerts featuring the music of video games with PLAY! A Video Game Symphony as well as Distant Worlds: music from Final Fantasy, a symphonic and video concert presentation of the interactive entertainment property Final Fantasy. He has regularly promoted the attractions under his direction in such venues as the Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and other performing arts centers throughout the world. He studied Music at both The Juilliard School and Purchase College (SUNY). He resides in Las Vegas and New York.
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.
Dale Head has 30 years of extensive national and international experience handling corporate legal affairs, complex corporate and commercial transactions, regulatory and compliance matters, Board work, Sarbanes-Oxley matters, litigation, employment and labor issues, lobbying and public affairs, risk management, strategic planning, internal and external investigations, and crisis management. In addition to his current position with BASE, Dale is a Partner with Phillips & Reiter, PLLC. Periodically, Dale also serves as an Adjunct Professor teaching Business Law & Ethics in the HBU Graduate School of Business.
Before joining BASE and Phillips & Reiter, Dale served as General Counsel, Executive Vice President & Corporate Secretary for Clear Channel Entertainment ("CCE"), the world's largest live entertainment company, and as a member of CCE's Executive Management Committee. Dale also served as a Director of the CCE Foundation for the Arts.
Prior to joining CCE, Dale served in senior in-house legal positions with public and private companies that operated in the U.S. and internationally. Dale started his legal career with the law firm of Baker & Botts.
Dale received his law degree (J.D.) from the UCLA School of Law, his B.S. from the University of Southern California (USC), and he attended the University of Stockholm, International Graduate School
From 2009-2014, Vincent served as the Producing Artistic Director of The State Theatre of North Carolina. Author/Director: Zelda with Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy; My Favorite Things; Music of the Night; It Happened One Christmas; and My Own Song with Clint Holmes. Director: For The Glory; The Fantasticks; Miss Saigon; The Last Five Years; A Few Good Men, Guys and Dolls; The Buddy Holly Story, Celtic Christmas, Our Show of Shows, Cotton Patch Gospel, Les Misérables, Hank Williams: Lost Highway. Vincent developed the popular "Music on The Rock Series" with more than seventy nights of original musical performances annually at the 250-seat "Playhouse Downtown," a new performance venue that hosts 40+ weeks of innovative programming.
Away from the Playhouse, Vincent developed a new international theatrical production with Base Entertainment and Roy Miller (The Drowsy Chaperone, West Side Story, A Christmas Story) for Macau, China. Other directing credits include: The Rock Tenor with Rob Evan and Morgan James at the Wilma Theatre, Waiting For The Moon (now Zelda) with Tony Award Winner Jarrod Emick and Lauren Kennedy, For The Glory (The Civil War) with Dan Cooney, Michael Lanning and Keith Byron Kirk, the international tour of Jekyll & Hyde in Concert with Rob Evan, Kate Shindle, Mandy Gonzalez and Julie Reiber, The Barrymore Awards for Theatre Excellence (2004-2008) and over sixty plays and musicals. Concerts with Patti LuPone, Stephen Schwartz, Frank Wildhorn, Linda Eder, Jim Steinman and many others. Vincent has served on the New Jersey Cultural Trust, The Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia Executive Board (Interim Executive Director in 2007), and most recently as an adjudicator for the North Carolina Theatre Conference. Vincent has been a guest lecturer at Temple University, Brevard College and the Kanazwa Institute of Technology in Tokyo, Japan.
Cliff joined BASE Entertainment in 2015 as a corporate development manager, focusing on leading business development, strategic planning and capital raising efforts. Prior to BASE, Cliff worked at various investment banks in a variety of roles. Most recently, he was a Vice President in Citi’s Municipal Securities Division, focusing on structured products and transactions. At Citi, he focused on financing, structuring and deal development for municipal clients focusing on renewable energy projects, as well as participated in establishing a community development venture capital fund. Furthermore, he was an interest rate derivative trader.
Prior to Citi, Cliff was an investment banking analyst, focusing on M&A and capital raising efforts for mid-market companies. He covered the technology sector while at Oppenheimer & Co. Prior to that, he began his career as an investment banking analyst covering the business and technology services sector at Banc of America Securities.
Cliff holds a B.S. in financial engineering from Binghamton University and resides in Houston, TX.
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.
Chantal heads up BASE Entertainment Asia headquartered in Singapore. BASE Entertainment Asia has the exclusive management rights of the two theaters at the Marina Bay Sands Resort. In addition to presenting a variety of productions in Singapore, BASE Asia is actively pursuing a variety of entertainment projects throughout the region.
Chantal has been part of the senior leadership team as the Head of Operations for BASE Entertainment Asia since 2011. She is an entertainment industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in managing and leading large scale entertainment projects around the world. Since 2011 she has been responsible for logistics and operations at BASE Entertainment Asia and worked on over 100 productions that have played at Singapore’s MasterCard Theatre’s at Marina Bay Sands. These productions have varied across Broadway musicals such as WICKED, Phantom of the Opera, Disney’s The Lion King, Jersey Boys, Annie, The Sound of Music to concerts, such as James Blunt, Air Supply; specialist shows such as Le Noir, Cesar Milan and children’s shows including, Hi-5, Disney Live just to name a few.
Prior to BASE Entertainment, Chantal held a key role at Endemol Asia, the global content creator, producer and distributor of reality television programs, where she worked as the executive producer responsible for the localization of well-known International reality shows such as Fear Factor, Big Brother and various other intellectual properties around the region.
From 2004, it was the music television entertainment giant MTV that brought Chantal to Japan and then 2 years later to Singapore as an Executive Producer and Vice President respectively. Chantal developed programming, creative and content, marketing and sales for MTV Asia with a focus on large scale live, on-ground and televised events around the Asian region. She was responsible for the creative development and logistics, as well as daily execution for televised events such as MTV Asia Awards, Japan Awards, Australia and India Awards.
It was in New York that Chantal set up her first independent production company called Prudhomme Productions. The company specialized in talent management, live broadcasts, concerts, music videos and special events as well as talent/artist relations responsible for the likes of the Lauryn Hill tours, Wyclef Jean tours, across USA and Europe and Burt Bacharah Special in New York to name a few.
CARL PASBJERG is CEO of Alchemy Entertainment Management (AEM), a partnership with BASE Entertainment that manages, develops and line produces live stage productions throughout the world. Under the AEM umbrella, Carl is Managing Partner of Alchemy Production Group, a theatrical management and production company, whose upcoming projects include The Illusionists, Dee Snider's Rock and Roll Christmas Tale, Memphis (West End), Nobody Loves You, In Transit, and Chasing the Song, with many other projects in development. Recent Broadway, Off-Broadway and Touring productions include: First Date, Memphis on Broadway and on tour in North America, A Christmas Story - The Musical, Off-Broadway's Lucky Guy, Donny & Marie - A Broadway Christmas, Guys and Dolls, and Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Live on tour. As President of One Viking Productions, he managed and produced a variety of productions including Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein and Off-Broadway's Jump. Prior to starting his own companies, he was Senior Vice President of Theatrical Production at Clear Channel Entertainment/Live Nation, and was the Executive Producer for the $35 Million production of The Phantom of the Opera at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas. Other prior Broadway producing and management credits include: 700 Sundays starring Billy Crystal, Lennon, Hollywood Arms, Judgment at Nuremberg, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan with Patrick Stewart, The Herbal Bed, Taking Sides with Ed Harris, The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm, Jekyll & Hyde, Steel Pier, and Victor/Victoria with Julie Andrews; Off-Broadway: Addicted...a comedy of substance; Tours: Cabaret starring Teri Hatcher, South Pacific starring Robert Goulet, Cover Girls, Dora The Explorer Live, Blue's Clues Live, Scooby Doo Live, Rocket Power Live, Master Class, My Fair Lady, and Delerium with Cirque du Soleil; Regional & Developmental productions: Little Women, All Shook Up, Only A Kingdom, Amour and Quartett at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Abbie M. Strassler has spent the past 17 years General Managing Broadway and National Tours. Most recently, GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT; SPRING AWAKENING (2007 BEST MUSICAL) Broadway and National Tour, Neil Simon's The ODD COUPLE, THE DINNER PARTY, MOVIN' OUT Broadway and National Tour, CONTACT National Tour, PRIVATE LIVES, THE ICEMAN COMETH, SIDE SHOW. She began her career with Ticketron in Washington, DC and has Company Managed numerous shows including the THE KING AND I starring Yul Brynner, SUNSET BOULEVARD, CRAZY FOR YOU, ZORBA, CATS, SMILE, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, DREAMGIRLS, and CHU CHEM.
Scott Armstrong - Senior Vice President
Beth Camuso - Vice President of Production and General Manager
Ashley Saccenti - Vice President of Marketing
Shannon Baker - Executive Director of Ticketing
Michelle Sharples - Director of Sales
Clarity Partners is a private equity firm based in Los Angeles. We manage a diversified set of alternative investments through two U.S.-based private equity funds which made investments between 2000 and 2011. Our China affiliate Kalai Investments was founded in 2005 and makes investments through two China-based private equity funds. Today Clarity Partners continues to evaluate U.S.-based opportunities in a broad range of sectors.
All of the senior members of our team have been successful investors, and many have held senior level operating and management positions.
Clarity brings to its portfolio companies not just equity capital, but assistance with strategy, technology, marketing, operating, and financing issues. Our extensive global network of entrepreneurial and managerial relationships has provided our portfolio companies with some of the best resources to drive growth and maximize value. Clarity's investment professionals have been associated with the formation and development of many successful communications and media companies. With decades of collective experience operating, advising, and investing in growth companies, Clarity's goal is to work with its management partners to leverage our experience and create substantial growth and value.
Clarity Partners current U.S. portfolio includes BASE Entertainment, Buytime Media, CaseStack, Crescent Entertainment/Village Roadshow Pictures, Critical Media, Opnext, Skye Mineral Partners and TelePacific.