Executive Team

BASE Entertainment’s senior management possesses unparalleled experience gained from leadership roles at three of the largest live entertainment companies in the world, Clear Channel Entertainment, SFX Entertainment and PACE Entertainment.

Mark S. Maluso


Mark Maluso is an entertainment industry executive from New York with more than 30 years of international experience in production and financing as well as agency representation and management. Maluso has lead BASE Entertainment’s Las Vegas businesses since 2016 helping to navigate the firms’ interests in this important entertainment market.

Prior to BASE, Maluso was President of CAMI Ventures, a subsidiary of Columbia Artists Management (in a partnership with Ronald Wilford, then Chairman of CAMI) as well as Senior Vice President of IMG Artists, (A Mark McCormack Group of Companies) where he developed, produced and managed many artists and attractions.

Management Team

Matt Franzetti

Producer and General Manager with live entertainment experience in London, New York, Los Angeles, on tour, and now with BASE Entertainment in Las Vegas. He has a BA in Theatre and Business Administration from Muhlenberg College and an MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy from Goldsmiths, University of London.

Select credits include extensions of high profile brands or pieces of IP including Magic Mike Live, Bat Out of Hell: The Musical, An Evening with Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Concert, Criss Angel Mindfreak, The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical, Bring It! LIVE, Four Loko Presents: Hi-Def Nights, Tiffany Jenkins: This Tour is Awkward AF, Kristina Kuzmic: The Hope and Humor Tour, Roman vs. Fousey World Tour, The Dolan Twins 4OU Tour, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live!, Clifford the Big Red Dog LIVE!, Sex Tips for Straight Woman from a Gay Man, and The Berenstain Bears Live.

Ryan McCarthy

Ryan McCarthy joined BASE Entertainment in 2022, as VP of Marketing and Sales with over 20 years in live entertainment.

McCarthy earned a BS in Sports Administration from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He started his career with DeSoto Civic Center as an Event Manager in 2002. Throughout his 20-year entertainment career, he has worked in many areas in live entertainment, such as a Sr. Director of Promotions for Sesame Street Live, Sr. Director of Event Development with UFC and Director of Entertainment Marketing with MGM Resorts.

Jade Krause

Jade Krause is a senior accountant with ten years of progressive experience in various industries, such as technology, service, and entertainment. She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minor in film production from Minnesota State University Moorhead and an MBA from the University of Louisiana Lafayette.

Throughout her career, she has worked in many areas of accounting, including mergers and acquisitions, compliance, and general ledger accounting for a wide range of companies, including small, family-owned businesses to large, publicly traded companies.

Deana Kirsch

Deana has over 20 years of experience in Live Entertainment Business Management, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and a Paralegal Certificate with a specialty in Administrative and Public Law.