Valentino Moves To AEG
According to sources, John Valentino – Jon Stoll’s right-hand man at Fantasma Productions – has exited the company and is opening an AEG office in South Florida.
More details are expected next week, and Valentino could not be reached at press time.
Stoll, who died from complications of a stroke January 12th, was one of a handful of independent promoters who did not sell his company to Robert Sillerman when the billionaire was rolling companies up into the SFX conglomerate. However, Jon’s wife, Lori, recently sold a majority stake of Fantasma to Live Nation – the latest version of that conglom.
Valentino, vice president of the company, basically ran Fantasma throughout 2007 as Stoll’s health declined.