Chief Executive Officer & President
Michael Rapino has served as Live Nation Entertainment’s President and Chief Executive Officer since 2005. Rapino led the transformation of Live Nation into the number one live music brand in the world with operations in more than 40 countries and annual revenue exceeding $10 billion.
Comprised of three market leading divisions – Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Sponsorship – Live Nation annually issues over 500 million tickets, promotes more than 35,000 events, partners with over 1,000 sponsors and manages the careers of 500+ artists. Its ecommerce sites average 80 million unique monthly users.
Joe Berchtold serves as Live Nation’s President. In this role Joe leads many of the company’s performance improvement and strategic initiatives. In addition, he oversees several of the corporate functions.
Prior to joining Live Nation in 2011, Joe was at Technicolor, where he was most recently President of Technicolor Creative Services, which included post-production, digital services, film processing and distribution businesses. Before joining Technicolor, Joe was a partner with McKinsey and Company, leading their West Coast Media Practice.
He graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Pomona College and earned a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard University where he was a Baker Scholar and Loeb Fellow.
Chief Financial Officer
As CFO of Live Nation Entertainment, Kathy Willard oversees the finances of the world’s largest live entertainment, ticketing and eCommerce company. She was appointed CFO in September 2007 following nine years at the company in various roles including Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Kathy started her career with Arthur Andersen in 1988, where she worked in audit for five years before beginning her accounting and finance career. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with highest honors from the University of Oklahoma and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Michael G. Rowles was appointed as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Live Nation in March 2006. Prior to joining Live Nation, Michael served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Entravision Communications Corporation, a diverse Spanish-language media company located in Santa Monica, California, since September 2000. Prior to joining Entravision, Michael was a partner in the law firm of Zevnik Horton Guibord McGovern Palmer & Fognani, L.L.P., where he had a general corporate practice with an emphasis in securities and mergers and acquisitions. Michael received his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law, graduating magna cum laude, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications, with a minor in Business, graduating with honors, from the University of Illinois.
Executive Vice President, Operations
Jackie Beato is Live Nation Entertainment’s Executive Vice President of Operations, providing strategic guidance to the company and its core operating businesses, as well as overseeing human resources, global communications, government relations, and investor relations. Jackie joined Live Nation in 2019 after ten years at Caesars Entertainment, one of the largest gaming companies in the world, where she spent a majority of her tenure as Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer, managing company-wide finance, treasury, investor relations, strategic sourcing, procurement, risk management and workplace safety functions. Jackie started her career as a U.S. Equity Derivatives Trader at Deutsche Bank, and graduated with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Miami and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.