BSE Global, the parent company of Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets, has announced new senior level executive hires to boost its executive team under the new leadership of CEO John Abbamondi.
The five new hires are: chief people officer, chief financial officer, executive director of diversity & inclusion, general manager of Barclays Center and vice president of hospitality.
Emerson Moore will take over as executive vice president and chief people officer; Peter Stern as executive vice president and chief financial officer; and Jackie Wilson, II as executive director of diversity & inclusion.
In a pair of joint announcements with partners ASM Global and Levy, Adina Erwin was named as Barclays Center general manager and Chris Giacalone as vice president of hospitality.
Abbamondi said the company was thrilled to welcome five top executives into its business operations.
“The executives are accomplished leaders in their respective fields, and their incredibly deep expertise will be instrumental as we prepare for an NBA season like no other,” he said. “I am extremely excited and look forward to working with them to take our fan experience to the next level.”
Moore will lead human resources for BSE Global, Stern will oversee the finance department, and Wilson will oversee the company’s diversity and inclusion strategies and initiatives and will help develop and execute the company’s overall social justice vision.
Barclays Center General Manager Adina Erwin comes into the role with more than 25 years of experience in the sports and entertainment industry.
ASM Global Chairman Bob Newman said Erwin was one of the most respected venue operators in the sports and entertainment industry. “We are thrilled to have her as part of the ASM family,” he said.
“She’s a talented leader and we are very fortunate to be able to leverage her wealth of expertise as we plan for a new NBA season at Barclays Center and look forward to a robust entertainment season sometime soon.”
Giacalone joins Barclays Center as vice president of hospitality, overseeing the arena’s hospitality spaces and the concourse concessions, and working closely with Livio Velardo, who recently joined as senior executive chef after serving as executive chef at Balthazar Restaurant and Bakery in New York City.
Levy President and CEO Andy Lansing said the center was proud to bring in two “incredibly talented hospitality experts” as it looked forward to welcoming guests back.
“Chris is one of the best in the business and has deep expertise in operating iconic sports and entertainment venues,” he said.
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