Barclays Center in Brooklyn has announced the hiring of five new senior executives. The home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets is run by BSE Global and supports management of the WNBA New York Liberty.
Emerson Moore has been named executive vice president and chief people officer of BSE Global. Moore will lead human resources for BSE Global. He joins the organization after spending 13 years at TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications, where he most recently held the positions of EVP, general counsel, head of human resources and secretary. Prior to TMP, Moore was an associate in the corporate department at Proskauer, an international law firm.
Peter Stern has been announced as the new executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will oversee the finance department for BSE Global. In his prior role, Stern was head of U.S. investments at Alibaba Group. Earlier in his career, he held various banking and investing positions in New York, Beijing, Hong Kong and Sydney. Stern is also known for his criminal justice reform work at San Quentin prison in California and as senior advisor at The Last Mile, which prepares incarcerated individuals for successful re-entry.
BSE Global has tapped Jackie Wilson, II as executive director of diversity & inclusion. Wilson oversees BSE Global’s diversity and inclusion strategies and initiatives, and will help develop and execute the company’s overall social justice vision. Wilson began his career as a litigation associate at Graham Curtin law firm, before becoming general counsel at All Pro Sports & Entertainment, Inc., where he spent five years as a certified player agent and spearheaded the social responsibility and community efforts of professional athletes.
In a pair of joint announcements with partners ASM Global and Levy, Adina Erwin was named as general manager of Barclays Center and Chris Giacalone as vice president of hospitality.
“We are thrilled to welcome five top executives into our business operations,” said CEO of BSE Global John Abbamondi in a release. “The executives are accomplished leaders in their respective fields, and their incredibly deep expertise will be instrumental as we prepare for an NBA season like no other. I am extremely excited and look forward to working with them to take our fan experience to the next level.”
Erwin joins as GM of Barclays Center, coming into the role with more than 25 years of experience in the sports and entertainment industry. Most recently, she served as senior vice president of business operations at TD Garden Arena in Boston. Prior to TD Garden, Erwin spent 15 years at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta where she held various roles including vice president and GM, and ultimately, chief operating officer.
“Adina is one of the most respected venue operators in the sports and entertainment industry and we are thrilled to have her as part of the ASM family” said ASM Global chairman Bob Newman in a release. “She’s a talented leader and we are very fortunate to be able to leverage her wealth of expertise as we plan for a new NBA season at Barclays Center and look forward to a robust entertainment season sometime soon.”
Giacalone will oversee the arena’s premium hospitality spaces and the concourse concessions, and work closely with Livio Velardo, who recently joined as senior executive chef after serving as executive chef at the iconic Balthazar Restaurant and Bakery in New York City.
“We’re proud to bring aboard two incredibly talented hospitality experts in Chris Giacalone and Chef Livio Velardo as we look forward to welcoming guests back to Barclays Center,” said Levy president and CEO Andy Lansing in a release. “Chris is one of the best in the business and has deep expertise in operating iconic sports and entertainment venues.