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.
Brian E. Becker
Chairman & CEO, BASE Entertainment & BASE Hologram
Brian Becker is an entertainment industry veteran with more than 35 years of experience building and managing worldwide live entertainment businesses.
A selection of BASE Entertainment’s Las Vegas productions include: Criss Angel: MINDFREAK at Planet Hollywood, Absinthe at Caesars Palace Plaza, Mat Franco Magic Reinvented Nightly at The LINQ, Magic Mike Live at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Phantom of the Opera: The Las Vegas Spectacular at The Venetian, Rock of Ages at The Venetian, Jersey Boys at The Palazzo, Million Dollar Quartet at Harrah’s, and Stomp Out Loud at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Exhibitions include: national tours of Spy: The Secret World of Espionage and Sea Monsters: What Lies Beneath, and Battle For Texas: The Experience at Rivercenter San Antonio.
In 2017, Brian co-founded BASE Hologram, an entertainment company dedicated to producing, managing and distributing traditional live experiences combined with cinematic holographical techniques and other mixed realities, enabling audiences to connect dynamically with legendary performers and other icons in various venues worldwide. BASE Hologram’s current productions include: Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream Tour, In Dreams – Roy Orbison in Concert, Maria Callas in Concert and Whitney Houston: An Evening with Whitney.
From 2000 to 2005, Brian served as Chairman and CEO of Clear Channel Entertainment, the world’s leading producer and promoter of live entertainment events, as well as the world’s largest owner and operator of event venues, managing acquisitions and operations in the music, theater, motor sports, exhibitions and sports agency businesses. During his tenure, Brian was named one of the 100 Most Powerful People in Entertainment by “Entertainment Weekly” Magazine for four consecutive years. Prior to SFX Entertainment’s sale to Clear Channel Communications in 2000, he served as Executive Vice President and Director of SFX Entertainment, and was involved in the development and implementation of corporate strategies and operations, including the acquisition and integration of more than 40 of the world’s most successful live entertainment companies. From 1996 to 1998, Brian served as CEO and President of PACE Entertainment Corporation, which at the time was the largest diversified live entertainment company in the world.
Timothy P. Ward
President, BASE Entertainment & BASE Hologram
Timothy P. Ward is a media & entertainment finance executive with more than 20 years of experience in corporate finance, operational leadership, strategic planning, and M&A.
Tim is currently President & Chief Operating Officer of BASE Entertainment. In this capacity, he has oversight of all corporate finance, operational, and investor matters; he was previously Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of the company. Prior to BASE, he was Managing Partner of M-Street Ventures, LLC, a firm he founded to advise middle-market and family-owned businesses on matters pertaining to corporate finance, strategic planning, M&A, and business development.
Over an eight-year period, Tim was Sr. Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Univision Radio, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Spanish-language media giant Univision Communications, Inc., with 70+ radio stations across the country. In this capacity, he provided financial guidance over a $400+ million revenue enterprise, and led executive M&A strategy that resulted in a significant expansion of the group’s radio station portfolio. Prior to the merger with Univision, Tim was Vice President & Treasurer of Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation, as well as served in other financial leadership capacities.
Earlier in his career, Tim held financial management positions at AMFM, Inc. (currently iHeart Media), as well as progressive financial leadership positions at The Associates (currently Citigroup). Tim started his career as an auditor at KPMG, LLP, after having twice served as a Research Fellow at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in Washington, DC. Tim holds a Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and an MBA Southern Methodist University (SMU), where he has been honored as a Distinguished Young Alumnus. He is involved in various civic activities, serving on the boards of the West Dallas Community School and the Perot Museum of Nature & Science.
Executive Vice-President of Business and Legal Affairs
Dale Head has 30 years of extensive national and international experience handling corporate legal affairs, complex corporate and commercial transactions, regulatory and compliance matters, Board work, Sarbanes-Oxley matters, litigation, employment and labor issues, lobbying and public affairs, risk management, strategic planning, internal and external investigations, and crisis management.
Before joining BASE and Reiter, Brunel & Dunn, Dale served as General Counsel, Executive Vice President & Corporate Secretary for Clear Channel Entertainment (“CCE”), the world’s largest live entertainment company, and as a member of CCE’s Executive Management Committee. Dale also served as a Director of the CCE Foundation for the Arts.
Prior to joining CCE, Dale served in senior in-house legal positions with public and private companies that operated in the U.S. and internationally. Dale started his legal career with the law firm of Baker & Botts.
Dale received his law degree (J.D.) from the UCLA School of Law, his B.S. from the University of Southern California (USC), and he attended the University of Stockholm, International Graduate School.
Mark S. Maluso
Chief Operating Officer, BASE Entertainment Las Vegas
Mark Maluso is a veteran manager, agent and producer from New York who has been associated with many of the world’s notable artists, ensembles and presenting organizations. His early career centered largely on the representation of opera singers, conductors and stage directors as well as instrumentalists and the touring of symphony orchestras and attractions.
Senior Vice President, Finance
Henry Chu is a Senior Vice President, Finance for BASE Entertainment and BASE Hologram.
At BASE, Henry is responsible for financial reporting, budgeting, project vetting, and risk management. Henry also serves a key role in supporting the company’s executives in its capital raising, project financing, and investor relations efforts.
Prior to joining BASE, Henry was Portfolio Manager and Credit Analyst for First Western Capital Management, a fixed income investment manager. Henry managed multiple high yield corporate bond strategies and was responsible for the construction of portfolios, security selection, and portfolio analytics. At First Western, Henry held an instrumental role in client relations including customized reporting and education material on the asset class.
Earlier in his career, Henry was involved in middle market corporate transactions. Henry began his career at Houlihan Lokey mainly advising on M&A and financing transactions of small- to medium-sized companies. After that he was at GE Capital in their sponsor coverage group providing senior debt for LBO transactions. Henry was also a Director of M&A at Platinum Equity where he invested in technology and business services companies.
Henry has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics-Accounting from Claremont McKenna College and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Matt Franzetti – Vice President, General Manager
Deana Kirsch – General Manager, Production
Lauren Zaricki – Marketing Director
Co-Founder & Board Member
Scott Zeiger has been producing and presenting live entertainment events for over 30 years.
Mr. Zeiger’s association with Cirque du Soleil began more than ten years ago as a producing partner on Wintuk at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Additionally, he created producing partnerships with Las Vegas Sands for ZAIA in Macao, China, and DELIRIUM, Cirque du Soleil’s first-ever arena-based production.
Mr. Zeiger is responsible for developing opportunities based in traditional theatrical settings using the Cirque du Soleil signature style and aesthetic. Based in New York City, he taps the company’s potential for theatrical entertainment on Broadway, the West End and global touring.
In December of 2015, Cirque du Soleil Theatrical, under Scott’s leadership, co-produced The Wiz LIVE! on NBC. Scott also developed Cirque du Soleil’s first ever show developed exclusively for Broadway, PARAMOUR, which opened at the Lyric Theater in New York City in May 2016. In partnership with the National Football League, Cirque du Soleil Theatrical will be opening the first permanent NFL interactive attraction in New York City. The NFL Experience: Times Square will open to the public in November 2017.
Prior to joining Cirque du Soleil in March 2014, Scott Zeiger was Co-founder of BASE Entertainment. During his tenure at BASE, he helped create many international successes such as the 6-year run of Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular, Disney’s The Lion King, and Wicked, presented in Singapore. His credits also include current hit shows such as Jersey Boys (Las Vegas), Rock of Ages and Absinthe (Las Vegas).
Before launching BASE Entertainment, Mr. Zeiger served as Chairman and CEO of Clear Channel Entertainment’s Productions Group where he developed intellectual properties and extended the company’s content portfolio. He also served as CEO of Clear Channel’s North American theatrical division from 2000 to 2005.
Scott Zeiger served as President of SFX Theatrical Group from 1998 to 2000 and managed a period of sustained growth in the company’s international acquisition and producing efforts. During his tenure, SFX Theatrical Group became one of the largest theatrical companies in the world.
Beginning in 1983, Mr. Zeiger filled many executive positions with PACE Theatrical Group until the company’s acquisition by SFX Entertainment. Together with the executive team at PACE, Mr. Zeiger was instrumental in the formation of North America’s largest circuit of theatrical subscription programs.
Scott Zeiger began his live entertainment career as a regional marketing director for Ringling Brothers’ Barnum & Bailey Circus and the Walt Disney Ice Shows upon graduation from the University of Florida, where he produced events as an undergraduate and graduate student in the business school.