Agency Group Restructures In North America

Steve Herman upped to N.A. CEO.

International booking agency the Agency Group has unveiled a new North American management structure that will see Steve Herman, the current president of the agency's Canadian operations, take the helm as the CEO of North America, reporting to worldwide CEO Neil Warnock.

Steve Martin will remain as president in New York, and will assume further responsibilities overseeing the company's film and TV/literary and comedy division and their future expansion.
As part of the re-organization, the company has bolstered its senior management team in its three offices, naming Ken Fermaglich as senior VP and head of the New York office, and Dave Kirby and Andy Somers as senior VPs to co-head the Los Angeles office.

Also being promoted to VPs in their respective offices are Peter Schwartz in New York, Bruce Solar in Los Angeles, and Ralph James and Jack Ross in Toronto, who will co-head the Canadian office, with James also taking on a role as part of the senior management team.

Warnock tells the restructuring is a reaction to the Agency Group's expansion. "We've grown very, very quickly over the last five years, and what we hadn't done is catch up with the growth with our infrastructure," he says. "We've got 50 agents now, representing more than 1,000 music clients around the world. We just felt it was the right time for everybody to step up and take responsibility as an official team. I hate to say it, but we've got to become more corporate."

Among the Agency Group's artists are Evanescence, 3 Doors Down, Alter Bridge, White Stripes and Social Distortion.


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