Brian Kabatznick - Executive VP, BD & Facilities
Oak View Group International, UK
Brian Kabatznick - Executive VP, BD & Facilities, Oak View Group International, UK
For 40 years Mr. Kabatznick has worked within the United States and international entertainment business sector as senior executive for the worlds leading companies. Beginning on March 1, 2019 Mr. Kabatznick will oversee Oak View Group’s entertainment facilities expansion and development efforts throughout Europe and international markets.
Previously, Brian managed AEG’s expansion of sports and entertainment facilities in Europe as their Vice President of Business Development. During his 12 years tenure Brian led the AEG Facilities team to develop new and/or existing stadium and arenas venues across the UK, Scandinavia, and the European continent. This included new or existing business opportunities in the UK, Paris, Brussels, Spain, Holland, Istanbul, Moscow and Dubai,
From 2015-2018 Brian held the position of President of the European Arenas Association, a collective network of 36 arenas located in 21 European countries.
From 2004-2007 Brian was Vice President of Business Development for SMG, an international venue management company specializing in entertainment operations for arenas, theaters and stadiums.
With over 20 years’ experience Brian worked in the computerized ticketing business including Ticketmaster US and Ticketmaster International as senior executive, including Vice President Ticketmaster Midwest overseeing 5 regional offices, and Executive Vice President for Ticketmaster International where he managed its worldwide businesses and led the acquisition opportunities for the world’s leading ticketing company. During that time Brian managed and developed ticketing businesses within the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Argentina and Chile.
Brian is headquartered at Oak View Groups’ offices located in London and New York.
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