The Agency Group (TAG) has restructured its U.S. executive team, appointing Natalia Nastaskin CEO/general counsel, promoting Ron Bleiweiss to CFO, elevating Steve Kaul to senior VP and upping Eddie Clemens to director of marketing.
Based in New York and reporting to TAG worldwide CEO Gavin O’Reilly, Nastaskin has seved as TAG counsel since 2005. She will continue to handle legal affairs with added responsibilities on business development. Prior to joining TAG, Nastaskin ran her eponymous law practice, representing clients in entertainment and sports.
Bleiweiss is based in Los Angeles office and most recently held the title of financial controller since 2002. Kaul, who has been with TAG since 1999, is based in New York and represents such clients as Nickelback, Built to Spill, the Jesus & Mary Chain, Dinosaur Jr., Seether and Citizen Cope. New York-based Clemens was hired at the agency in May 2012 and previously served as director of tour marketing.
“We are thrilled to recognize and promote Natalia, Steve, Ron and Eddie,” TAG worldwide president Neil Warnock said in a statement.“These four individuals have played an integral role in the continuing development of the Agency Group worldwide and it is a pleasure to have them on board. As we develop our business and further expand to worldwide territories, we are looking forward to the leadership and insight each of them brings to the company.”
In related news, TAG recently expanded its two-year-old Nashville office with the addition of music agents Scott Galloway and Stu Walker.
Galloway, formerly VP at APA Nashville, brings to TAG such clients as Asleep At the Wheel, Bill Kreutzmann, Cody Canada and the Departed, Dread Clampitt, Jake Shimabukuro, Sundy Best and the Molly Ringwalds. Walker, another former agent from APA Nashville who most recently ran the agency SIMRA, brings new acts Wanda Jackson, Shooter Jennings, Adam Faucett, Mt Royal, the Lonely Wild, Jessi Colter and Toy Soldiers.
“We are thrilled to have Scott and Stu join our team in Nashville,” Warnock said.“As we continue to develop the Agency Group worldwide it is a pleasure to have two such talented agents, Scott and Stu, join us in our Nashville office. We look forward to developing our working businesses with the Nashville community and introducing Scott and Stu’s artists to worldwide territories.”
TAG Nashville also includes agents John Gimenez, Justin Hill and VP Nick Meinema. The agency’s Nashville office also books such artists as Dolly Parton, Kevin Costner and Modern West, the Mavericks, the Trailer Park Boys, Pauly Shore and Kings of Chaos.
TAG is one of the world’s leading booking agencies, with six international offices, more than 75 agents, a 200-plus staff and a combined roster of nearly 2,000 musicians, speakers and authors. Other clients include the Black Keys, Guns N Roses, Nickelback, Wiz Khalifa, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, A$AP Rocky and Rush.