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MSG CEO David O’Connor steps down

O'Connor, a former CAA partner, has abruptly departed Madison Square Garden Company after two years in the job

By IQ on 14 Nov 2017

David O'Connor, Madison Square Garden Company

image © Madison Square Garden Company

David O’Connor, the president and CEO of Madison Square Garden Company (MSG), has stepped down with immediate effect, the company has announced.

No reason was given given for the abrupt departure of O’Connor (pictured), who has led MSG since 2015, when he joined the New York-based venue giant after more than three decades at Creative Artists Agency. MSG’s executive chairman, James Dolan, will serve as interim CEO until a replacement can be found.

In addition to its eponymous 20,000-cap. New York entertainment and sports venue, Madison Square Garden Company owns Radio City Music Hall and the Beacon Theatre, also in New York, the Chicago Theatre and the Forum in Los Angeles, as well as the New York Knicks and New York Liberty basketball teams and the New York Rangers ice hockey team.

Under O’Connor’s leadership, MSG has additionally invested in esports team Counter Logic Gaming, restaurant chain Tao Group and festival promoter Boston Calling Events.

 


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