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.
Currently, BASE’s productions include: Absinthe at Caesars Palace Plaza, Mat Franco Magic Reinvented Nightly at the Linq Las Vegas and Magic Mike Live at Hard Rock Resort. Current exhibitions include: Battle For Texas: The Experience at Rivercenter San Antonio. BASE programs The Planet Hollywood Showroom in Las Vegas and two theaters at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Previous productions include: Phantom of the Opera: The Las Vegas Spectacular at Venetian, Peep Show starring Holly Madison at Planet Hollywood, Rock of Ages at Venetian, Jersey Boys at Palazzo, Million Dollar Quartet at Harrahs, Stomp Out Loud at Planet Hollywood, and national museum touring exhibitions: Spy: The Secret World of Espionage and Sea Monsters: What Lies Beneath.
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.
Brian received a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and his MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Timothy P. Ward
President, BASE Entertainment and Chief Operating Officer, 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.
Jayna Neagle helped establish Cirque du Soleil Theatrical in 2014. She served as the Executive Producer of PARAMOUR and the content of the NFL Experience Times Square. Prior to joining Cirque du Soleil, Jayna worked for BASE Entertainment where she produced ARRABAL (Buenos Aires, Toronto), JERSEY BOYS (Johannesburg, Asian Tour), PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT (Sao Paulo), THE LION KING (Singapore), Jerry Mitchell’s PEEPSHOW (Las Vegas), WAYNE BRADY: MAKING SH%@ UP (Las Vegas). Jayna also served as the General Manager for the critically acclaimed downtown New York theatre company the Nature Theatre of Oklahoma (Poetics: A Ballet Brut, Kasimir and Karoline, Three Sisters). Jayna caught the theatre bug in 2004 when she quit her job as a Senior Producer for The Wall Street Journal Online to attend Columbia University’s MFA program in Theatre Management and Producing. Before working at WSJ.com she was the Director of New Media and Media Spokesperson at the Insurance Information Institute and a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Scott Armstrong – Senior Vice President
Shannon Baker – Executive Director of Ticketing
Beth Camuso – Vice President of Production and General Manager
Ashley Saccenti – Senior Vice President of Marketing
Michelle Sharples – Director of Sales
Chief Executive Officer, Asia
Chantal heads up BASE Entertainment Asia headquartered in Singapore. BASE Entertainment Asia has the exclusive management rights of the two theaters at the Marina Bay Sands Resort. In addition to presenting a variety of productions in Singapore, BASE Asia is actively pursuing a variety of entertainment projects throughout the region.
Chantal has been part of the senior leadership team as the Head of Operations for BASE Entertainment Asia since 2011. She is an entertainment industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in managing and leading large scale entertainment projects around the world. Since 2011 she has been responsible for logistics and operations at BASE Entertainment Asia and worked on over 100 productions that have played at Singapore’s MasterCard Theatre’s at Marina Bay Sands. These productions have varied across Broadway musicals such as WICKED, Phantom of the Opera, Disney’s The Lion King, Jersey Boys, Annie, The Sound of Music to concerts, such as James Blunt, Air Supply; specialist shows such as Le Noir, Cesar Milan and children’s shows including, Hi-5, Disney Live just to name a few.
Prior to BASE Entertainment, Chantal held a key role at Endemol Asia, the global content creator, producer and distributor of reality television programs, where she worked as the executive producer responsible for the localization of well-known International reality shows such as Fear Factor, Big Brother and various other intellectual properties around the region.
From 2004, it was the music television entertainment giant MTV that brought Chantal to Japan and then 2 years later to Singapore as an Executive Producer and Vice President respectively. Chantal developed programming, creative and content, marketing and sales for MTV Asia with a focus on large scale live, on-ground and televised events around the Asian region. She was responsible for the creative development and logistics, as well as daily execution for televised events such as MTV Asia Awards, Japan Awards, Australia and India Awards.
It was in New York that Chantal set up her first independent production company called Prudhomme Productions. The company specialized in talent management, live broadcasts, concerts, music videos and special events as well as talent/artist relations responsible for the likes of the Lauryn Hill tours, Wyclef Jean tours, across USA and Europe and Burt Bacharah Special in New York to name a few.
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.