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, Mergers & Acquisitions & Strategic Finance
John Hopmans was appointed Executive Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions and Strategic Finance in April 2008. He oversees the company’s merger and acquisition activities and focuses on strategic finance options as the company continues to develop additional revenue streams around its core business of live music.
John, a 20-year veteran of the banking and finance community, previously served as Managing Director, Industry Head, Private Equity at Scotia Capital in New York, where he led a team of professionals with national coverage responsibility for U.S. financial buyers, as well as Managing Director, Industry Head, Diversified Industries where he led a regional coverage team and Senior Relationship Manager, Real Estate Banking heading Scotia Capital’s real estate workout team in New York.
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.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Nadia Rawlinson joined Live Nation Entertainment as Chief Human Resources Officer in June 2016. In this capacity Rawlinson oversees HR strategy and development on a global basis for Live Nation’s full time and seasonal employees as the company continues to drive global growth and increase its organizational strength. She is focused on leading the talent development efforts for employee engagement, training & learning, recruiting, and HR Information Systems & Operations.
Previously, Rawlinson worked as the Chief Human Resources Officer at Rakuten USA, part of Japan-based Rakuten Group, one of the largest Internet services companies in the world. Before joining Rakuten USA, she operated in both HR and Business leadership roles holding senior positions at Groupon, American Express, Rent the Runway and Google.
Nadia received her BA from Stanford University and MBA from Harvard Business School.